New dark-wash jeans have an irritating habit of transferring their dark blue dye to anything that rubs against them, whether it's skin, a leather handbag or a light-colored shirt. To make sure that the denim doesn't bleed, wash them before you wear them, and if they are still bleeding, soak them for a few hours and wash them again. If you need to remove the stains, remember that they are dye stains and should be treated as such.
Things You'll Need
- Clear liquid dish soap
- Carbona Color Run Remover
Removing Denim Stains from Leather
Mix a little clear liquid dish soap with water.
Dip a clean cloth into the soapy water.
Rub the affected leather with the cloth until the stain is removed. Wring out the cloth if it gets a lot of dye on it and dip it into the soapy water again.
Removing Denim Stains from Clothes
Dissolve a packet of Carbona Color Run Remover, a brand of stain remover, in 4 gallons of very hot water.
Place the dye-stained clothing into the solution and let soak, stirring occasionally.
Rinse the garment thoroughly with water once the stain is removed to remove the color run remover solution.
Tips & Warnings
- If the denim dye stain is minor, try just spot cleaning with the Carbona Color Run Remover powder.
- Rinse the garment completely after removing the stain to make sure that the Carbona Color Run Remover solution doesn't start removing more than just the stain.
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