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10 Jun 2012 - 17:0185832
Colour Run/Fabric Painting Help!
<b>EDIT: I tried colour run remover and it did nothing...
So I've decided to paint over it, like a few people suggested.

Can anyone advise me on the best paint/method to use in this situation?
I've never painted fabric and I really don't want to mess this up!</b>

I washed my Alice costume for the first time today and the results were disastrous!

I tested a scrap piece of the fabric in a sink full of warm water prior to washing and it was fine, but after I washed the actual costume I noticed that the red had indeed run and now all my white parts are a pale pink (so I guess it could have been worse...)

Here's the costume before washing:
http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/files/costumes/5359/58443/CI_58443_1338582328.JPG
Just so you have a general idea of the costume.
The red hasn't faded or anything, it's just run and added a pink tinge to all the white parts, which I really don't want!


Does anyone know of any products that can fix this or is it better for me to just replace the white and use colour catchers in the future?
I've had a look at reviews for Dylon colour run removers, but it looks like people have only used them on items of clothing that are all one colour, so I'm not sure if it'll work on my costume.

Has anyone used these before, or does anyone know if they work on clothing that has more than one colour to it?
Would it just fix the white, or would it affect the red too?
I'd much rather just replace the white than mess up the red and have to re-do everything...

Any help would be really appreciated! I have no idea what to do and I'm really sad that my hard work has come to this


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Last edited by LinkyLex (14 Jun 2012 - 21:22)
10 Jun 2012 - 18:0085835
I'm not on my pc so this is kinda hard to check, but this looked like a good way

http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Coloring-Washed-in-to-Clothes

Really hope that helps you!!

If that doesn't work, the only other thing i can think of beside replacing the fabric is to paint over it in white acrylic/fabric paint.


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10 Jun 2012 - 18:0985837
Quote NixieThePixie:
I'm not on my pc so this is kinda hard to check, but this looked like a good way

http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Coloring-Washed-in-to-Clothes

Really hope that helps you!!

If that doesn't work, the only other thing i can think of beside replacing the fabric is to paint over it in white acrylic/fabric paint.


Thanks, but it still looks like it's written for something that is all white or all one colour.
I'm really worried about using something that'll take the red out and not just the pink.

I might try some of the tips at the bottom for the small areas, hopefully then I'll have less to replace and work with.

Paint could work, but I'm no good with that ><
I guess I'll just have to replace the fabric if I can't get it out.


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10 Jun 2012 - 20:2285852
Quote LinkyLex:
Quote NixieThePixie:
I'm not on my pc so this is kinda hard to check, but this looked like a good way

http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Coloring-Washed-in-to-Clothes

Really hope that helps you!!

If that doesn't work, the only other thing i can think of beside replacing the fabric is to paint over it in white acrylic/fabric paint.


Thanks, but it still looks like it's written for something that is all white or all one colour.
I'm really worried about using something that'll take the red out and not just the pink.

I might try some of the tips at the bottom for the small areas, hopefully then I'll have less to replace and work with.

Paint could work, but I'm no good with that ><
I guess I'll just have to replace the fabric if I can't get it out.


Although the images just show one colour clothing, it does state multiple coloured clothing as well on it. The only problem is that the dye came from the red on the same fabric, so you may need to wash it several times to see if it's still bleeding.

I mean, the top they did it in has a logo on it.

But I don't know a lot about clothe washing. Do you have a dry cleaners near you? They might have a solution too.


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10 Jun 2012 - 20:3585853
Quote NixieThePixie:


Although the images just show one colour clothing, it does state multiple coloured clothing as well on it. The only problem is that the dye came from the red on the same fabric, so you may need to wash it several times to see if it's still bleeding.

I mean, the top they did it in has a logo on it.

But I don't know a lot about clothe washing. Do you have a dry cleaners near you? They might have a solution too.


Yeah my dad suggested testing a larger scrap over a few washes to see if it keeps doing it.
I might test this out with the scraps too, then I'll know if the red will be safe.

I don't have anything like that near me ><


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10 Jun 2012 - 22:0185854
Not sure how to remove it, but you can always check Dylon anyway. They have a load of dye removers, colour touchups, etc so I'm sure something will be suitable. If you have a haberdashery nearby that sells dyes ask an assistant - they're usually pretty clued up, and they'll be able to help out or give advice.

Some advice when washing - if in doubt with colours running, always use Colour Catchers! Lots and LOTS of colour catchers. I learned this the hard way after the same thing here happened with my top for Lloyd Irving, the white neck ties got dyed pink, but thankfully they're small enough to remove and remake.



Last edited by Exelia (10 Jun 2012 - 22:02)
11 Jun 2012 - 10:1185868
Quote Taruto:
Not sure how to remove it, but you can always check Dylon anyway. They have a load of dye removers, colour touchups, etc so I'm sure something will be suitable. If you have a haberdashery nearby that sells dyes ask an assistant - they're usually pretty clued up, and they'll be able to help out or give advice.

Some advice when washing - if in doubt with colours running, always use Colour Catchers! Lots and LOTS of colour catchers. I learned this the hard way after the same thing here happened with my top for Lloyd Irving, the white neck ties got dyed pink, but thankfully they're small enough to remove and remake.


Thanks, yeah I think I'll give the Dylon stuff a try. I've got loads of left over fabric I can test it on first to put my mind at rest XD

& I'm definitely gonna be using colour catchers in future though ;_;
We thought it'd be fine 'cause we tested a piece. Ugh, troll fabric.


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11 Jun 2012 - 10:1185869
Quote Taruto:
Not sure how to remove it, but you can always check Dylon anyway. They have a load of dye removers, colour touchups, etc so I'm sure something will be suitable. If you have a haberdashery nearby that sells dyes ask an assistant - they're usually pretty clued up, and they'll be able to help out or give advice.

Some advice when washing - if in doubt with colours running, always use Colour Catchers! Lots and LOTS of colour catchers. I learned this the hard way after the same thing here happened with my top for Lloyd Irving, the white neck ties got dyed pink, but thankfully they're small enough to remove and remake.


Thanks, yeah I think I'll give the Dylon stuff a try. I've got loads of left over fabric I can test it on first to put my mind at rest XD

& I'm definitely gonna be using colour catchers in future though ;_;
We thought it'd be fine 'cause we tested a piece. Ugh, troll fabric.


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14 Jun 2012 - 21:2486119
Okay then, since the colour run remover didn't work, and I'm really not up for unpicking all my work I've decided to paint over the affected areas like suggested.

Can anyone suggest the best paint and method to do this?
I quickly browsed fabric paints and it's just left me confused XD so any help is appreciated.

The fabric in question (polycotton) needs to be WHITE and is currently a light pink, so I need to know what would work on this.

Thanks in advance!


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15 Jun 2012 - 00:0886132
I found that acrylic paint generally does the job.

By accident, mind. Someone dropped a tub of red paint during art and made us ally look like we'd been in some horrific war. My mum was not impressed.


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15 Jun 2012 - 14:1286158
Quote NixieThePixie:
I found that acrylic paint generally does the job.

By accident, mind. Someone dropped a tub of red paint during art and made us ally look like we'd been in some horrific war. My mum was not impressed.


Thanks!
& oh dear, haha XD I can bet she wasn't XD


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15 Jun 2012 - 14:1286159
Quote NixieThePixie:
I found that acrylic paint generally does the job.

By accident, mind. Someone dropped a tub of red paint during art and made us ally look like we'd been in some horrific war. My mum was not impressed.


Thanks!
& oh dear, haha XD I can bet she wasn't XD


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