Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by flashbarry, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

    Hi All

    My mum needs help! My gormless brother (some of you will probably know him as Edgie, Mike Edge or Jethro in the North West) has put his work shirt in the washer with a blue biro in it!!! :shock:

    My mum has put the white clothes in the washer this morning and they are all covered in blue ink :oops: She is now on the war path :evil:

    Can anyone help us???

  2. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    Methylated spirits takes out biro ink...

    Good luck

  3. Salli

    Salli Member

    You can buy some special stuff called 'Colour Run Remover'.
    They sell it in the supermarkets.
  4. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

    Hi Neil,

    She tried the meths and it didn't work!! :cry:

    Thanks Salli,

    Will phone her now and send her shopping!!! :lol:

  5. Di

    Di Active Member

    I've used this when I've put a new dark t-shirt in the wash with the lights by mistake. It really is good for shifting the unwanted colour out of clothes, but it's really potent stuff. Advise putting clothes in bath, opening all windows and shutting bathroom door.
  6. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    If it helps...

    I used to do the same thing with my school uniform. Mum had a bottle of "Remove-it", a combination of rubbing alcohol and citric acid.....also works on gum.
  7. floral_dance

    floral_dance Member

    Vanish also do a recover colour thingy and it works well.
  8. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    If that fails just dye them a darker colour! I have had to do that plenty a time :oops: :oops:
  9. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

    My mum said thanks everyone for all your help, I am sure one of your solutions will work!! :lol:

  10. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    Lol, a crisis thread!
    Hope you get it sorted, a lot of my clothes have turned pink before! :oops:
  11. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    this is why i only ever wash at 40... i can just throw in everything together and not worry about colours running or things shrinking! (Handy Student Tip Number 2041)
  12. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Handy Student Tip Number 2042:

    Always buy the same colour clothes

    (I did that for a while when I was one! :D )


    PS Colour run remover is very good - I've had to use it before too.
  13. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    You must have been a precocious child, buying colour co-ordinated clothes when you were one :shock: :!: :lol:
  14. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Just bleach everything pure white! :D
  15. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    Lol!!! :lol:
  16. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

    Student tip 2043...

    Don't wash your clothes! ... :?

    No, no...not like that! I mean pack em off to mum back home...after all we can't afford laundry prices AND the cost of washing powder! :D