Why is it that red clothes are always the ones that stains the other clothes!!!

@ahgong (10066)
Singapore
May 21, 2007 11:07pm CST
When you are doing laundry, do you face situations where your clothes are stained by other clothes? Do you notice that the clothes that got stained is always your favorite one? Do you also notice that the stains are always from some other red clothing item in the same wash? If one is lucky the stains are evenly distributed throughout the whole clothing, if not, it will be blotches. And the best part of it is, these colored stains can never be removed completely! Funny isn't it? The darn color can come out from the original clothe item, but not from the affected stained shirt! Sigh...
4 responses
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
22 May 07
you are right, have experienced this myself. not from a neighbour's inconsideration, but from putting red polo tee and 'coloureds' together. i mean, red is a colour right?? well, what happened was the red stained some of the 'blue and white' and stained some other clothes. since it was all mixed and spun together, the colour stuck. i thot polo tees (this one was bum equipment) was less colour fast! and this one has been worn and washed many times! but still kena stained. solution was to buy a good ang moh brand of colour remover (2 sachets for 4 bucks plus) and follow instructions. voila, stains disappeared. white portions were whiter than ever!
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
22 May 07
really? what brand is that? where you buy from? what it look like? does it work well on cottons? How bout lycra? or those dry-fit materials?
• Singapore
22 May 07
from NTUC, sorry can't remember the brand... but it's not locally made. there were only 2 brands when i went there. specifically for un-staining clothes that have been stained by colour fast clothes in the wash. it looks like a little box. kinda smaller than cd size. 2 sachets containing powder. one sachet for 2 articles of clothing. worked great for cotton. not sure abt lycra. dry-fit also might not work so well cos it's a different material with different chemical composition??
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
22 May 07
Ok... NTUC... will go check it out thanks for the one up! There may be hope for my favorite shirt yet ;)
@sallyxu126 (1185)
• China
22 May 07
actually, it is right what you said, I think. red clothes is easy to stain other clothes,but green or any other dark color is also easy to stain other clothes,especially the light color clothes. maybe you can choose clothes with better quality, this might helpful. I buy a dress with good quality and it is red, it is never fade and never stain other clothes. good luck.
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
22 May 07
Yep, other dark color clothes will also stain, but those rarely happens. Most of the staining always happens with red clothes staining other lighter colored clothes. It can be quite frustrating, especially if your favorite white top is ruined or if the white top is new and never worn before.
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
22 May 07
we will never know the quality of the color clothes till we actually put it to wash.
@bowtieguy (5927)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Because they were not seperated from the whites.
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
duh~~~! We are talking about the times when you do forget to separate them and it happens. The laundry is not always done by you... and when that person is not aware and mix all the clothes together in the same wash (like your kids, sisters, brothers...etc), then your favorite clothe is a gone case!
@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
22 May 07
I don't really know why it is the red ones. Luckily, I have never really had this problem, because I make sure to be very careful when separating my clothes. Lol that reminds me of a really funny episode of Friends. It is from one of the first seasons, and Rachel and Ross are doing laundry and a red sock gets in with all the whites, and everything comes out pink. Lol I hope that never happens to me!
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
22 May 07
Hello, thanks for the response. if it happens like in Friends, the whole shirt is pink, at least I can still wear it. Problem with some red cloths is, when washing, the color does not really come out. It only happens when the clothes are left in the washer longer than expected, and the white and red are in contact with each other. That is where the blotches happens. I had a few good white shirts and tops ruined because of that! That is why it is important not to mix color clothes with whites, especially if the color clothes is new!