Laundry and Bleach...

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  1. Oilpatch197

    Oilpatch197 Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I used Bleach, to make my whites brigher, etc...

    So I put 1 1/2 cup of bleach into the washer, let it fill about 5" and then put in the Charcoal coloard shirts and sweatpants.

    when they came out of the washer, they had spots on them....I poured the bleach directly into the tub, I did not use the bleach funnel hold on the washer, is that my mistake, and are the blotches fixable???
     
  2. MarleneS

    MarleneS Well-Known Member

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    Too much bleach for a load of clothes.

    Yes, it's probably best to follow the instructions for the washer.

    No, the problem is not fixable.

    Gotta asks you why you were bleaching charcoal colored sweats??

    Hugs
    marlene
     

  3. rambler

    rambler Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Bleach for whites.

    Color-safe bleaches for colored fabrics.

    Charcoal is a color. ;)

    --->Paul
     
  4. DW

    DW plains of Colorado Supporter

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    I really do like Biz.
     
  5. Pony

    Pony STILL not Alice Supporter

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    3/4 cups bleach would have been sufficient for any load, and I always let the machine fill first and then agitate before adding clothes.

    Pony!
     
  6. CraftyDiva

    CraftyDiva Is anybody here?

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    You have 3 options.............

    1) Soak the clothes in more bleach to fade the whole garment out and even the color.

    2) Dye the clothes a darker color, and hope it comes out even.

    3) Wear as is and start a new fashion trend.
     
  7. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    Well, I'm assuming you had a good reason for bleaching colored clothes. LOL If you have to do this again for whatever reason, put the clothes in, fill the machine with water and take out a quart, let the clothes agitate till they are completely wet. Pour the bleach into the quart of water and while the clothes are agitating slowly pour the bleach/water into the stream of water that the machine is pumping over the basket. You may have to depress the safety switch since most machines won't run with the lid open.
     
  8. comfortablynumb

    comfortablynumb Well-Known Member

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    thats alot of bleach.

    on a super large load setting i use less than a 1/4 cup, at most.

    usually about half that.

    and they still stink like clorox when dry.
     
  9. MoonShine

    MoonShine Fire On The Mountain

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    Haven't been doing laundry for very long,right? :)
    No shame in a mistake...but regular bleach shouldn't be used on colored clothes. Well,unless you're wanting to bleach the color for some reason.