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  • How many times do blue jeans shrink, if you continue to wash or dry in hot temperature?

    How many times do blue jeans shrink, if you continue to wash or dry in hot temperature? This is a great question!  Shrinkage not only varies from fabric to fabric, but also between similar fabrics (like blue jeans, for example) produced by different...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    02/11/15 126708
  • How can I get vehicle oil out of jeans?

    How can I get vehicle oil out of jeans? Whether you call it vehicle oil or engine grease, it’s one of the most challenging stains to get out.  It is very helpful to start with a strong solubilizer/solvent that is appropriate for fabric.  There are a ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/02/16 6004
  • Stained Work Pants and Jeans

    I have a job where I get dirty. I wear jeans and Dickies® work pants. They get really dirty. I can’t get the stains off them with just detergent. And when it comes to bleach, I’ve only used it on whites. Don’t know if I can use it o...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/21/11 5373
  • How to wash dark denim

    How do I wash out excess dye from denim so that it doesn’t rub off on everything? It’s always a good idea with new denim to wash the item separately for the first few washes since denim tends to bleed into wash water. Even after several washes,...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    10/05/12 4930
  • Removing printer ink from clothing

    What is the best way to remove yellow printer ink from blue jeans? Ink is an extremely difficult stain to remove given how concentrated printer ink is–but it’s still worth giving a little hand sanitizer a try to break up the stain so it w...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    07/11/12 7074
  • Help Fix My Stained Pink Pants

    I washed my pink pants with blue jeans and ruined my pink pants! I’m sorry to hear about your pink pants!  The good news is you might be able to use a bleach and water solution to get any blue color off the pink.  You can only do this if the pink c...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    04/10/15 5003
  • Silicone Stains: Your Questions

    Is it possible to get silicone stains off from denim and cotton? It would be helpful to know the source of the silicone. I worked on Armor All and we used a lot of silicone for our protectant and tire products. The important thing here is to use a g...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    10/02/08 2450
  • How to treat white denim/white pants at the end of summer

    On Monday, I gave some tips on how to store your summer apparel to ensure they are ready to wear next Memorial Day. Today, I wanted to provide some extra tips on how to best whiten a pair of white pants or denim. After three months of use, this popu...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/29/12 6578
  • Tips on How to Wash Jeans

    Tips to help prevent your favorite jeans from fading

    Advice from our experts
    05/26/15 5505
  • How to Remove a Tea Stain from Light Blue Jeans

    How do you remove tea stain from light blue jeans? Since your tea stain is on denim, you can treat it by applying Liquid Clorox2® Stain Remover and Color Booster into stain and rub it in. Wait for 5-10 minutes, then wash immediately in the hottest wa...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    06/22/12 1919