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bleached white shirt turns yellow tint

post #1 of 8
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so one of my white b/d had a stain that i decided to bleach. the stain was really hard to get out after spot cleaning, so i soaked the entire shirt in bleach (mistake) and now the entire shirt has turned to a faint yellow tint.

after repeated washes the entire shirt is still a faint yellow. at least it is uniform. just wondering if there is a way to get it back to full white. the shirt is 95% cotton/5% elastine. i read that bleach can change the color of non cotton fabric so anyway to reverse/fix?
post #2 of 8
Bleach it again.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
really? the bleach caused the discoloration in the first place ... how would bleaching help it?
post #4 of 8
Aren't white shirts actually really really super light blue? Essentially bleach is stripping the dye and returning the shirt to 'natural' which is that yellow color. I learnt this the hard way too Love you RKD
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
hmmm LAME ... oh well i guess it will be my new beater shirt

thx for the help and always Razele
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by Razele View Post
Aren't white shirts actually really really super light blue? Essentially bleach is stripping the dye and returning the shirt to 'natural' which is that yellow color. I learnt this the hard way too

Love you RKD

That is exactly right. Most of the brand new white shirt is usually SUPER LIGHT blue.
post #7 of 8
*You can never own enough white shirts! Sounds like you need to let that one go and get a new one. And it's true. Continuing to bleach it will NOT solve the problem. Hope this helped!
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post #8 of 8
^ Agreed, and bleaching just burns holes in the fabric. Save the shirt to wear under a sweater or vest.
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