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How to cancel out yellow from bleach spots?

Asked by: Candy Giggles 453 views Other - Beauty & Style , , , ,

I got into the hobby of cutting up and destroying high waisted jeans into cute high waisted shorts. Bleach spots and everything. But on one of my shorts, the bleach spots turned yellow, not white like I wanted then to :( How do I cancel out the yellow from the bleach spots without removing some of the blue that I’d like to keep? They came out great, but I just don’t like that yellow…. :(

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  1. Lucky Winner on Aug 09, 2013

    Hints from Heloise: White vinegar removes yellow bleach spotsDear Heloise: I have a 100 percent heavy cotton T-shirt that has turquoise beading on the front. Some stains got onto the white part of the shirt, and I used droppers full of straight bleach on them. The spots came out, but now I have YELLOW SPOTS where I bleached. How can I get them out? — LeaLea, we checked with our friends at the International Fabricare Institute, and here is what they had to say:First, it is important to be sure that all of the bleach has been thoroughly rinsed from the fabric. Apply a few drops of white vinegar to the yellow spots, and allow it to remain on the fabric for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly.You also could try bringing the shirt to your dry cleaner, who might have a professional product that could be more effective in removing the yellow spots. Be sure to point out all the spots, so the dry cleaner can mark them and deal with them appropriately.Neither of the above methods might work, but it’s certainly worth a try.For the rest of your laundry, try adding a cup of white vinegar to the final rinse water in your washer to remove detergent buildup. It will leave your laundry soft and fluffy. In fact, a jug of inexpensive vinegar can be used in a ton of ways around the house. And an FYI: The white color in many fabrics is actually a fluorescent dye that can be damaged by chlorine bleach, just as bleach damages other colors. — Heloise

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