Bleaching a White Coat
Q: My white coat has a pink hue on it – can I safely bleach it?
A: It is important to know the material of your coat – if it’s wool, silk, leather, mohair or spandex, then you don’t want to bleach it, and should take it to a dry cleaner. Cotton, poly-cotton, and polyester can be bleached, and you could try a bleach soaking solution to remove the pink hue. Fully submerge the coat in 1/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach per gallon of water for 5 minutes. Drain the soaking solution and then wash in warm water with detergent + 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach. Air dry and check for success. Hopefully the pink color will be gone, but if any remains then I would try RIT® Color Remover; just be sure to follow the package instructions.
Something else to watch out for is if the coat is down-filled. In that case, it also shouldn’t be bleached.