Colour Run Accidents

Friday, 25 July 2014

First of all, make sure you always wash coloured nappies on their own at as a high a temperature the care label advises, to get any loose dye out. Bear in mind that while colour run accidents can be got out of nappies, once aplix or velcro stains, it is pretty much permanent although will fade with time. So whilst it is all right for the aplix to pick up some of the colour from the nappy its attached to, you don't want that same colour to run to a white nappy if at all possible.

One of my customers sent in the following tip, based on her own experience:

"I handwashed a pair of blue trousers I knew would run and then spun then in the washer before hanging them out to dry. Little did I realise the washer retained lots of dye in its system. (I never knew this could happen - maybe I am alone in this ignorance!). So my next batch of nappies came out a perfect blue!

"I went into a complete panic and tried various things to get it out: re-washing, soaking in Napisan, Dylon stain remover, all to no avail. I didn't try bleach as I thought it would be too harsh on the material [good idea - bleach should always be avoided except on flat terries]. I was becoming resigned to the fact that they were going to stay blue. Then, in the supermarket, I spotted 'Dr Beckmann Rescue Colour Run Remover'. I rushed home to try it and voila, perfect white nappies! Hooray!"

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