Asked on Apr 18, 2020

Ruined shirt?

Agnes ChrzanowskaLindsay AratariRos
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I got bleach all over one of my good shirts and I don’t know how to fix it, can you help?

16 answers
  • Gk
    Gk
    on Apr 18, 2020

    Normally once you spill/splash bleach on clothes like this they are ruined and can't be repaired. There is a tip in this link that suggests maybe you can draw color from around the bleach spot using alcohol and cotton balls but I do not know if it actually works.

    https://www.persil.com/uk/laundry/laundry-tips/stains/how-to-remove-bleach-stains-from-clothes-prevent-future-stains.html

  • Peggy L Burnette
    Peggy L Burnette
    on Apr 18, 2020

    Hi Malina, sorry you did this to your good shirt. Hope this helps. Stay well. Search Results


    Featured snippet from the web

    How to get bleach stains out of clothes: Is it possible?

    1. Rinse the area with cold water to remove any excess bleach.
    2. Create a thick paste by mixing together some baking soda and water.
    3. Spread this over the stain evenly.
    4. Leave to dry and then brush off gently – you may want to use an old toothbrush.


    How to remove bleach stains from clothes & prevent future ...

    www.persil.com › ... › Stain Removal Tips


  • Nan W.
    Nan W.
    on Apr 18, 2020

    Malina: I think you now have a new chores/paiiting shirt! Sorry.

  • Ken Erickson
    Ken Erickson
    on Apr 18, 2020

    It is now a "work" shirt.

  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Apr 18, 2020

    Hi! There is no fixing bleach marks because it's removed all the color

    from where it splashed. You can try dying it, but, it will probably be blotchy. Tie dye is another fun way to work with what you have. Sorry. Stay safe!

  • Vimarhonor
    Vimarhonor
    on Apr 18, 2020

    Hello. Apply more bleach and make it a more natural part of the fabric.

  • Rachel Axness
    Rachel Axness
    on Apr 18, 2020

    THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME A TIME OR TWO - - - RATHER THAN BE DEFEATED, I SIMPLY TRIED TO BE CREATIVE W/ THE BLEACH TO DESIGN THE WHOLE SHIRT W/ THIS SAME BLEACH TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THIS IS THE TRUE DESIGN. I HAVE ALSO DONE THIS W/ OUR BLUE JEANS! SO FUNNY BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN ASKED WHERE WE BOUGHT THESE GARMENTS!!! SO B/4 DISCARDING THIS, HAVE SOME FUN W/ IT!!!

  • Beth
    Beth
    on Apr 18, 2020

    You could use a reverse tie dye technique like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHjzuF41YEk

  • Robyn Garner
    Robyn Garner
    on Apr 18, 2020

    If the character/saying on the front of the shirt is what makes it your favorite, cut that section out and sew or use fabric glue to keep the edges from unravelling. You can then sew this on to a different shirt and make it your new "favorite shirt". 😎

  • Elle
    Elle
    on Apr 18, 2020

    Just bleach the whole shirt..once it's bleached out try dying it again, you can go with any color at that point. It may work..but if not, it can't hurt, it's ruined anyway...

  • Unfortunately bleach removes the dye from the fabric. You could try that one tip up top, but generally that's useful when the bleach is still wet and hasn't removed the color yet. I'm sorry this happened, I've done it, too.

  • Maura White
    Maura White
    on Apr 18, 2020

    Use a bleach pen and make some creative artwork on it - and make it look like the splotch isn't a mistake, but a piece of art to make the shirt unique!

  • Pat
    Pat
    on Apr 19, 2020

    Put an aplique on it. A heart, a circle with embroidery on it. etc. Anything to cover the stain.

  • Ros
    Ros
    on Apr 19, 2020

    My daughter splashed bleach on a tunic style top. She used more bleach to make a wide area of pattern/decoration which really looked good. I have ruined a few items always in the same place. So now I wear old clothes to work with bleach. Old clothes are immune to bleach. They never get stained. Or so I have found!!

    Ros

  • Lindsay Aratari
    Lindsay Aratari
    on Apr 30, 2020

    I would maybe add a fun fabric patch

  • Agnes Chrzanowska
    Agnes Chrzanowska
    on May 1, 2020

    add a nice embroidery , patch to it and make sure it is the same color

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