Mrs B
Lv 4
Mrs B asked in Home & GardenCleaning & Laundry · 1 decade ago

How can I colour-fast the dye in a new pair of jeans?

Is it soaking overnight in vinegar that does the trick on setting colours fast?

8 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    you do a first wash with just a cup of salt and that will get rid of the excess dye in the clothing put them back through with normal deturgent and all is done.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Actually, just put a cup of vinegar in the rinse water the first time you wash them and the dye will be set. Use cold water and your regular detergent.

    Source(s): Mary Ellen's Complete Home Reference book
  • 1 decade ago

    Yes - vinegar and cold water.

  • 1 decade ago

    Add a cup of normal salt to the wash, the first time you wash them, and wash them separately!!

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  • Jane S
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    soak them in salt water

  • 1 decade ago

    Wah them in cold salty water!

  • Ah!
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    cold salt water or buy a fixing powder!


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no soak them in salt

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