Pink doesn't suit me
July 28, 2011 7:23 PM Subscribe
How do I keep reds(or other bright colors) from ruining my laundry?
posted by Ryogen to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I never used to have any problems with bright colored clothing bleeding onto other clothing when washed, but after a couple recent mishaps I've gotten a bit worried. My worries began when I recently bought a cheap Fruit of the Loom pocket t-shirt of a deep red color and wore it to an amusement park; I got soaked from a water ride and thought nothing of it, till after my clothes dried from being in the sun I noticed that the red shirt had bled onto my khaki pants.
Then I had also been washing a cheap dark red polo shirt I recently bought in with whites, and while at first I didn't notice any bleeding, now I'm starting to notice some of the white shirts going slightly pink.
These recent mishaps worry me because in all the years I've been washing clothes, I've never had clothes noticeably bleed before(including bright reds). I'd like to be able to get back to the point where I can mix in all the clothes together and not have to worry about colors bleeding, if at all possible.
So what are some cheap and easy solutions for getting the moderate bleeding out of my khakis and whites, and is there anything I can do to make my bright colored(red in particular) shirts "bleed-proof"? Could I wash them separately in a basin of some combination with warm water in order to make them more bleed resistant?