How to Remove Blue Dye From Nylon Material

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Nylon is a synthetic fabric that is used in the production of fabric, mosquito netting, cord, rope and insulating wire coverings. Many people have nylon clothing in their closet because it is durable, inexpensive and will withstand a number of washings without becoming damaged. Unfortunately, blue dye from spilled foods and color bleeding in the wash can leave blue dye marks on nylon fabric. These dye spots can be removed without the need to dispose of the piece.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • 1/2 cup color-safe bleach
  • Plastic bucket
  • Washing machine
  • 1 tbsp. ammonia
  • Cotton swabs
  • Soft cloths
  • Fill a plastic bucket with 1 gallon of cool water and 1/2 cup color-safe bleach, such as Clorox 2. Allow the garment to soak in the soapy water for three to four hours.

  • Remove the garment from the color-safe bleach and wring out any excess water. Inspect the stain and if it has been removed, launder the garment according to the label's instructions. If the stain persists, continue to Step 3.

  • Prepare a solution of 1 tbsp. ammonia and 1/2 gallon water.

  • Soak a cotton swab into the solution and dab at the stain.

  • Continue to dab at the blue dye stain until it is completely removed.

  • Soak up any excess liquid from the stained area with a soft cloth and launder the piece according to the label's instructions.

Tips & Warnings

  • Remove dye stains from white nylon with a mixture of household bleach and water. Do not allow the nylon garment to soak for longer than 15 minutes in the bleach solution as this could cause the fabric to become weakened.

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