Dyeing eggs, hiding eggs, building baskets, sneaking a few jellybeans for yourself – these are the grand old traditions that make springtime wonderful. Getting some of that Easter Egg dye on your clothes (or more likely the kids getting in on their clothes) isn’t quite as wonderful.
While food dyes like this can be tough to handle, they aren’t impossible to treat. Just remember to act fast – the rest of the eggs can wait while you save that shirt!
Run cold water through the back of the stain to force out as much dye as possible.
Work a liquid laundry detergent or your favorite stain pretreatment into the spot. Don’t scrub it in, but gently work it in with your fingers. You should wear gloves while doing this.
Run the item through the laundry and then check to see if the stain is gone. If it’s still there, DON’T dry the item yet.
For stubborn stains, mix color-safe oxygen bleach with warm water in a bowl or bucket and soak the item in it overnight.
Rinse out the spot again in the morning and launder it once more.