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Thread: Dr. Beckmann's? Alternative to Shout Colour Catchers?

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    Dr. Beckmann's? Alternative to Shout Colour Catchers?

    Is anyone familiar with the Dr. Beckmann's product?
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    I did manage to get one box of the Shout Colour Catchers before they quit selling them here in Canada. So far I think Dr. Beckmann's is pretty much doing the same job. They are manufactured in Germany ... and the site is based out of England. So possibilities for others to acquire them.

    If you check out their site, they have a whole line of products ... including one to use when fabrics bleed!

    http://en.dr-beckmann.ca/


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    Why did they stop selling Color Catchers in Canada? I hadn't heard about that before.

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    Great model!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms View Post
    Great model!!
    He is kind of a cute guy ... part of my winter decorations (took the pic awhile ago ... should have used the Easter Bunny this week!)




    Quote Originally Posted by mardilee View Post
    Why did they stop selling Color Catchers in Canada? I hadn't heard about that before.
    Can't answer the question ... I did call the company to ask, and got no info, other than no longer in Canada. Lots of the other Shout here!
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    They still sell Color Catchers at my local Albertsons.
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    I see Dr Beckmans for stain removal, now will have to catch the color catchers by Dr B. The Dr B products are sold here in Wall Mart. Thanks for jogging my memory to even look for these!

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    I hope they don't stop selling them here. usually when i find something that works, it goes away!

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    When I read the Dr. B box it stated you had to wash things many times (maybe 6???) before using the product. We didn't buy it. I would like to hear from someone who has used the product according to the box instructions to see if it is worth the effort.
    I'm wondering what is in the colour catcher that it is no longer available here.

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    I think that initially they did not have French and English on the packaging. Maybe the company doesn't want the extra expense of dual packaging? I just have my son pick up some color catchers when he travels to the U.S.

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    i just picked some up at JoAnn's called Stain be Gone, Color Absorber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I think that initially they did not have French and English on the packaging. Maybe the company doesn't want the extra expense of dual packaging? I just have my son pick up some color catchers when he travels to the U.S.
    As is often the case for products that we can't get here. I still had the old CC box and just checked it ... yes, it had been translated to French. So that's hardly their reason, as they'd already gone to that expense.



    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    When I read the Dr. B box it stated you had to wash things many times (maybe 6???) before using the product. We didn't buy it. I would like to hear from someone who has used the product according to the box instructions to see if it is worth the effort.
    I'm wondering what is in the colour catcher that it is no longer available here.
    You had me ... about the multiple washings. I checked my box, and there's no reference like that . I've been using them when pre-washing fabrics. As I had been with the Colour Catchers, I was getting surprises as to colours that left themselves behind!! If I notice a problem, I have been treating with Retayne to stabilize. And then do another check. And keep doing so, til I feel "safe".

    What store(s) did you find them in, here in Canada?



    Quote Originally Posted by mhansen6 View Post
    They still sell Color Catchers at my local Albertsons.
    As I mentioned earlier, it is Canada where they are not available, any longer ... and why I am searching out an alternative.



    Quote Originally Posted by judylg View Post
    I see Dr Beckmans for stain removal, now will have to catch the color catchers by Dr B. The Dr B products are sold here in Wall Mart. Thanks for jogging my memory to even look for these!
    Are you USA or Canada? Just wondering, as I'd like to know which stores they are in, here in Canada.
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    I had the same problem (can't get Shout colour catchers here) and just found Dr. Beckman's the other day at my grocery store (Metro, in Ottawa). I tried the colour collector, and unfortunately it disappeared in the wash. Seriously - I can't find it anywhere, so I suspect it washed down the drain, which does not thrill me. I'll try again, with another load and see what happens.
    The instructions said that heavily dyed fabrics should be washed twice before using the colour catcher, because they'd overwhelm the product. But if it's not really heavy dye, then no special treatment was needed.

    I also tried the bleed remover. Even though my quilt had been through the washer - and dryer - twice, it did take more of the bleed out. So I was quite happy with that. I'll be keeping a couple of those on hand for future disasters.
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    Haven't seen them in Metro yet ... keep checking!
    Also, heard they were at Sobeys ... but haven't seen them there.
    Did get mine at Longo's ... not on my normal travel route!

    Where oh where did it say that? I must be blind!

    As for the disappearing trick ... I had thought I had put it in a couple of washes ... then convinced myself that I'd only "thought" I'd done so. Now you have me worried .... don't want my washer to "choke" on it either. YIKES!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    As for the disappearing trick ... I had thought I had put it in a couple of washes ... then convinced myself that I'd only "thought" I'd done so. Now you have me worried .... don't want my washer to "choke" on it either. YIKES!
    Now I'm worried - I thought it was a one time disappearance. Maybe next time I'll pin it to something larger. They are awfully small and light.

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    So now we're worried together!
    I was thinking the same last night ... pinning it to something.
    I had convinced myself that I'd only "thought" I'd put it in there ... til you mentioned the same.
    They are a lot lighter than the Shout Colour Catchers.
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    QuiltE, I can't remember whether it was Save On Foods or London Drugs here in B.C.

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    Woolite makes a product called "Dye Magnet", and I found some at my local Target Store. Seems to work just like a Color Catcher. Perhaps you'll have more luck finding that. Or if not, both Woolite Dye Magnet and Shout Colors Catchers can be ordered from (who else?) Amazon.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacThayer View Post
    Woolite makes a product called "Dye Magnet", and I found some at my local Target Store. Seems to work just like a Color Catcher. Perhaps you'll have more luck finding that. Or if not, both Woolite Dye Magnet and Shout Colors Catchers can be ordered from (who else?) Amazon.com.
    Woolite is in Canada, and I'll keep my eye open for Dye Magnet but I'm sure that it is not in Canada, or I would have seen it as I have been checking every shelf in every store for first Colour Catchers (no need to do so now!) ............. and now Dr. Beckmann!



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    QuiltE, I can't remember whether it was Save On Foods or London Drugs here in B.C.
    Both stores we don't have here in Ontario!
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    For the life of me I don't know why anyone would want to use the color catchers and wash something 3 or 4 times and still have color coming out after that many washings. Use the Retayne, wash in hot water one time and be done with it. Then you can do future washings without worry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OzarksGma View Post
    For the life of me I don't know why anyone would want to use the color catchers and wash something 3 or 4 times and still have color coming out after that many washings. Use the Retayne, wash in hot water one time and be done with it. Then you can do future washings without worry.

    I see it as a "Quality Control" .... Retayne is not foolproof. Believe me, I know, as I have treated with such ... and still had it bleed out.

    I'd sooner know before I sew with it.
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    I use Dr B whenever I finish a quilt and it works perfect in first wash. I was at a clearance store yesterday that sells discounted items from Costco. They had Shout Color Catchers for 1.50 per box. I wondered why and I guess it is because they are discontinued. I should have bought some.

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    actually they are dissapearing (as in not on the shelves) here also.......maybe they just do not have a fast enough 'turn over' for the markets.

    as to the dissapearing in the washing process.....hummmm, maybe that is what happened to all the baby sox !!!

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    I have been looking for the Shout Color catcher for a month. Found some at NAX Jax(navy base) bought 3 boxes. Put it in my washer with a blue quilt. Took all the blue onto sheet. But my quilt faded. It was pre washed fabric. NO happy. Sure am happy that it was one of mine and not one that I gave to someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymay View Post
    I have been looking for the Shout Color catcher for a month. Found some at NAX Jax(navy base) bought 3 boxes. Put it in my washer with a blue quilt. Took all the blue onto sheet. But my quilt faded. It was pre washed fabric. NO happy. Sure am happy that it was one of mine and not one that I gave to someone.
    Were you wanting the loose dye to keep re-dyeing your quilt? and any of the other fabrics in the quilt? Looks like SCC did the job it was intended to do.



    Quote Originally Posted by chislett View Post
    I use Dr B whenever I finish a quilt and it works perfect in first wash. I was at a clearance store yesterday that sells discounted items from Costco. They had Shout Color Catchers for 1.50 per box. I wondered why and I guess it is because they are discontinued. I should have bought some.
    Back to the store today?



    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    actually they are dissapearing (as in not on the shelves) here also.......maybe they just do not have a fast enough 'turn over' for the markets.

    as to the dissapearing in the washing process.....hummmm, maybe that is what happened to all the baby sox !!!
    So I think you are telling me that I better buy a whole bunch of Dr. B before he disappears too?
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    I can't seem to keep a navy or indigo cotton fabric from eventually loosing it's colour. As much as going grey even, and not in the sunlight either. I don't think it had anything to do with the colour catcher IMHO

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