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Thread: keeping color bright for many years

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    Senior Member minnow895's Avatar
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    i have purchased inexpensive fabric at times to do a quick project trouble is and i find this with wallmart good the dye dulls with in a few washing to prvent this when pre washing your material add about a 1/2 cup of vinagare it is what my grand mother would use when dyeing fabrics to set the dye somm of the cheeper fabrics have not had the dye set this can also be done to clothing you purchase the fist time washing vinigar also removes laundry soap and fabric softner build up and can make old fabric and clothing look brand new

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    Thanks for the tip.

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    LOL I put vinegar in the rinse section of my dish washer to prevent spots. Haven't tried it on fabrics. thanks!

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll give it a try.

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    I need to try that. Great suggestion.

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    Thank you for this tip :D:D:D

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    Thanks.

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    Thank you again for this great tip. I am always looking to learn something new!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Do you use white or apple cider?

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    Thanks for the tip, I think it keeps colors from dying onto other fabrics also. I would only use white vinegar.

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    Vinegar will make your hair shine! Mix 1/2 cup in a cup of warm water, rub through hair and then rinse. The vinegar will clean your hair of product build ups. I found out Fit Vegetable Spray has the same ingredients (except fragrance) that the very expensive salon clarifier has.

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    Way back in the dark ages, I would put vinegar in my babies diapers (this of course was before disposals) to make sure all soap residue was out to prevent diaper rash. It really works great.

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    Ok silly question. If the vinegar removes soap don't it stop the detergent from working? do you put it in the rinse??

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    thanks for the tip

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    k - you put it in the rinse cycle. I used it for my children's cloth diapers. And yes, that has only been 2 years ago. Some still use cloth diapers and save the difference!

    Sheila

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    I used cloth 21 years ago.

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    I use it in my towels. Also read that you can put it in your dishwasher where you put your rinse aid instead of using the rinse aid.

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    Good tip!

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    i have been doing this to my material for years !! i thought that was common knowledge!!! i read it in a forum way back years ago .
    yes use the white vinegar

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    Shows what happens when you don't read your response before pushing the send button. Yes, put the vinegar in the rinse water.

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    thank you for the tips, and yes I used cloth dippers 24 years ago

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    Vinegar is good for a lot of things. Try it on moss, weeds, grass in the driveway....just be careful not to get it on something you want to live!. I use white vinegar, full strength. Also, if you have a cat using your favorite flower bed for a potty break, just put some vinegar where he left his message and he will stay away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourstrulyquilts
    Vinegar is good for a lot of things. Try it on moss, weeds, grass in the driveway....just be careful not to get it on something you want to live!. I use white vinegar, full strength. Also, if you have a cat using your favorite flower bed for a potty break, just put some vinegar where he left his message and he will stay away.
    thanks for that tip about the cat's potty break, the other day i mixed up about a half cup of garlic salt, chili powder, and onion powder and threw that around under a cedar tree in my back yard to try to shoo the neighbor cats away. it's helping. also i put some moth balls all around my front porch to shoo away the long haired neighbor cats and that's working good so far. i have that outdoor carpet on my porch and i couldn't even sweep their hair off with a broom, had to get my big kirby vac clnr out to do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dojo36
    Quote Originally Posted by yourstrulyquilts
    Vinegar is good for a lot of things. Try it on moss, weeds, grass in the driveway....just be careful not to get it on something you want to live!. I use white vinegar, full strength. Also, if you have a cat using your favorite flower bed for a potty break, just put some vinegar where he left his message and he will stay away.
    thanks for that tip about the cat's potty break, the other day i mixed up about a half cup of garlic salt, chili powder, and onion powder and threw that around under a cedar tree in my back yard to try to shoo the neighbor cats away. it's helping. also i put some moth balls all around my front porch to shoo away the long haired neighbor cats and that's working good so far. i have that outdoor carpet on my porch and i couldn't even sweep their hair off with a broom, had to get my big kirby vac clnr out to do the job.
    Pepper also works. Both red and black. I mix 'um.

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    yourstrulyquilts, thanks i'll try the pepper too.

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