I have some red fabric when I ironed it it bleed on white ironing board cover and with strips of strip pieces. It does not bleed in water. It has been prewashed but with a load so I didn't notice and starched but I don't remember it bleeding when I ironed it then. I have put it in boiling water it didn't bleed the bleed isn't coming out of the stained pieces. I am ordering the synthrapol and retayne. Since it doesn't bleed with the water will they work?