While cleaning the bathroom floor with Clorox spray, I knocked DHs favorite, expensive black sweatshirt off the door hook and went to catch it before it hit the floor. Unfortunately, my rubber gloves had enough bleach on them to leave about 9 spots on the back of one arm. I have truied spot dyeing it with RIT dye, so i can at least taket the 5th but it keeps drying with a lot of red tones to it. Any way to get it dye black. It is 100% cotton. Please help me live LOL!!
Posts: 441 | Location: Laurel, MD USA | Registered: Oct 24, 2002
In the past I have used a black laundry marker to cover a spot on a black garment. I've also used craft paints -- with fabric conditioner (I know that is not the correct term but I am just now at a loss for it) -- anyway it is the stuff used to use craft paints on fabric. I "painted" a faded red stripe on my spring coat and it has lasted a couple of years now.
I vote for the black LAUNDRY MARKER instead of the usual sharpies and such. Might have to make a quick stop at your local dry-cleanings to get one BUT those pens are awesome; once they are marked on fabric, nothing else shows through! Might be worth the effort...let us know how it turns out!
Black laundry markers have been around since the begining of time - or at least since before I went to college. I used one to write my last name on all of my clothing and linens. I still have linens with my name on them, only slightly faded, and I went to college almost 30 years ago.
It may not be a perfect match, but it will be permanant.
Posts: 8536 | Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA | Registered: Oct 13, 2002