How To Remove Dyes: This Man’S Fix

We all know that using dye can get expensive. But, if you don’t want to buy the bottle, you can buy an inexpensive spray-on solution.

For years, this man has been a staple in the home DIY community. “My only regrets are what I have not accomplished,” he writes in his book, “How Much Money Do You Have To Spend?” In this video, Chris shows you how to easily remove dye from a small object. You know you want to try it.

How To Removing Dye in Textbooks By How Much Money do You Have To Spend? (3:37)

4.  Removing Dye From Clothing and Accessories (You Know You Want To)

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When you’ve spent hours on the craftsperson’s bench or working in the thrift store all day, there’s no better time to take the time to remove dye from clothing and accessories. There are products out there that can be used to dissolve dye stains. Here are two of our favorites:  

A lot of clothing colors don’t work, so these are handy for removing dye stains from a variety of items.

These products are also great for removing dye from your hair. Simply dip your hair into one of the solution and follow with a clean cotton cloth.

These are especially useful if the stains remain after you have already washed your clothes.

To remove a color stain from anything, put it in a gallon of vinegar and leave it overnight. Soak in the solution, wash the area and repeat several days later.

And don’t worry, it does the trick for all sorts of other colors.

And finally, if you’re really looking to get the best on cheap, here is a link to a product that will clean your clothing.

Removing Dye From Clothing: Cheap Products for All Occasions By Where Do You Place Your Stains? How long do your stains last? How do I handle my stained pants? When you are first getting started, try a product that uses vinegar.

Removing Dye From Clothing: Vinegar and Other Dyes By How Long Do Your Stains Last? How do I make sure the odor from the stain is gone on the first wash? When you need to remove a stain after the first wash, try using a soap with a light color.

The second option is using a product that uses ammonia, because it will take out most of your dye stains, even deep reds.

After your dye washes out, dry and air-dry. Don’t be afraid to take off your jewelry and make sure you don’t leave any lingering traces. You’ll thank me for this later on when you buy new stuff.

5. Removing Dye Stains in the Kitchen (This is For You)

This isn’t something you need to buy, but if you are looking for some stain solutions, you’re in luck. We have two in particular.

6. Removing a stain before baking by using hydrogen peroxide.

By using a bleach solution to remove a stain, you can avoid having to remove your dishwashing soap later.

But, here’s the kicker: you can do this step in about a minute and a half.

We like this one because it’s cheap and we have a couple of bottles in this home, making it easy to keep on hand to remove stains when washing. Check out our new book, Cleaning Up Your Home With Hydrogen Peroxide   .

Removing a Stencil Stain by Getting Down and Dirty with Hydrogen Peroxide (2:35)