Sunday, August 16, 2009

Our Wall Used to be Ivory...

...and is now pink-ish. I bought a beautiful set of burgundy sheets. They are perfect in every way, except that they stained part of the wall adjacent to the bed!

We've washed them several times, but that doesn't seem to help. Other than the obvious solution (don't use them anymore), do you have any suggestions on how to prevent the wall from getting stained?


  1. wow, that's some strong dye! crazy. i don't know what you should do.

  2. Wash them with vinegar, its supposed to help seal in the dye.

    Take the new garment/sheets and soak in 2 gallons of really cold water with 1 cup of vinegar for 30 minutes. Then I rinse it in really cold water and put it in dryer on the appropriate setting for the item. The heat sets the ink too. Then for the next few washes, I launder as usual but I wash the item by itself with vinegar instead of detergent.

    Hope this work for you :)