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How to Remove Dye Transfer Stains

Colour mixing can be fun, but not when one garment bleeds onto another or turns your whole load of whites pink.

But there is hope to get your original colour back if you follow these tips to get rid of dye transfer stains from Tide.

Step 1

Pre-treat

Using a bucket, a sink or a bowl, create a soaking solution by adding 28 grams or 1 ½ tablespoons of Tide Plus Bleach Alternative Liquid per 4 litres of warm water. Allow the garment to soak for up to 5 minutes, weighting the item with a white towel to keep it totally submerged.

Step 2

Dose

You can use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of laundry detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of Tide laundry detergent, and pour it into the laundry detergent dispenser if you have an HE washing machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE washing machine.

Step 3

Load

Without rinsing off the laundry detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving Tide laundry detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

Load the garment into the washer
Step 4

Wash

Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s laundry symbols.

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Wash on the usual cycle
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Step 5

Unload

When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

If the stain persists after washing, pretreat using Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid. Pour Tide on to cover stain and let set for 20 minutes. Then, rewash in warm water with 1 use of Tide before drying.

Unload when the cycle is complete