Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Polka-Dot Laundry

Today's WFMW is backwards. This is my chance to ask anyone out there a burning question.

I must first set the scene, so bear with me.

A few days ago, I put a load of laundry in the washing machine. Almost all of the clothes were the boys' except for one of my shirts.

I washed the clothes and then put them in the dryer. Later, as I pulled out some clothes to fold them, I noticed that they all had mysteriously changed. What had once been solid colors on shirts and pants, there were now polka-dots- black ones.....everywhere.

I found the dad-blasted black pen sitting amongst the rest of the clothes in the dryer. The entire load of clothes had been ruined. Every last piece of clothing had big, black dots all over them.

What to do? What to do?

I tried washing them again...two times. No can do. I'm wondering if I have the time and patience to sit down with each piece of clothing and spray stain remover on each spot.


Has this happened to anyone? Are the clothes salvagable? Can they be saved or should I just toss them?


ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

Spraying hairspray on permanent ink will help it release. But, if the clothes have been through the dryer and the stains set, I've no idea if it will still work. Also, my 'swear by it' stain remover is Fantastik. Good luck!

Brightonwoman said...

hairspray is also my recommendation for ink.
my 'swear by it' stain remover is oxy-clean (brand name). It's taken out things I thought I could never get rid of!
Also, for spot cleaning, shout wipes are pretty fantastic.

CrazyDutchGirl said...

if it's white use the bleach pen. Or else, i use the dual spray and wash. Let it sit and soak though.

The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

Amodex Ink and Stain Remover will work on it! It works on dry erase markers, too, and NOTHING can take out dry erase marker!