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Glass Cleaner Stain

By Dr. Laundry March 19, 2012

Q: My daughter sprayed glass cleaner on her dress. It’s all natural, but the color is starting to change. What do I do?

A: Any time you get a cleaning product on a garment it’s always a good idea to rinse it immediately; being careful not to spread what you are trying to rinse out onto the fabric. If the color of the dress is permanently altered where the glass cleaner contacted it, you can try soaking the dress in more window cleaner to unify the color – hopefully the new color is OK looking. Another option is to see if you can match the original dress color with a felt pen (well stocked craft supply stores usually have a good selection) and color in the spots to at least keep the dress serviceable. This works really well for white spots on colored items caused by contact with undiluted bleach, but it might also help in your situation.

Good luck!