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How to Restore Faded Clothes At Home

August 9, 2019

Our clothes fade after certain times of washing, this sometimes is frustrating. There are several different methods you can recover the original color to your clothes. Dyeing the clothes back to the original is possible if the reason for fade is regular wear or washing. Please check our effective methods to restore the natural color of your favorite faded clothes.


Put the faded clothes and add proper detergent in your washing machine. Your clothes seem to have faded after just several washes, the culprit may be detergent accumulation. Adding some salt into a regular wash will help break up that buildup.

Pour a half-cup (150 grams) of salt upper single wash. Once you’ve put your clothes and washing detergent in the machine, add about a half cup of salt per one wash. Moreover, to renewing colors, it will also help block the fading on the new clothes in the first place.

  • Just add some salt to every load of laundry
  • A regular table or ultra-fine pickling salts does the same job, but make sure it’s not coarse-ground sea salt, it will not dissolve entirely in the machine.
  • Salt is also a powerful stain remover, particularly on mildew, blood and sweat stains.

Dry the clothes regularly. 

when your clothes are done the washing, pull them out and check their color. If you like the results, you can dry them regularly as you do all the time. If the clothes still look faded, then try washing them in vinegar, instead. You will have to redye the clothes if the color has worn out over time.

Using Vinegar to Remove Detergent Buildup

Put half-cup (120 mL) of white vinegar to the washing machine.  You can add vinegar directly into the drum if you have a top-loading machine. Or you can put it to the fabric softener tray if you have a front-loading washer. The vinegar helps in breaking up all detergent or minerals remain behind by solid water, so the clothes will seem brighter.

The vinegar will also block the buildup in the first place, so it’s a perfect way to keep the clothes color-fast while they’re still new.

Pro Tip: 

For a more powerful clean, you can also reduce 1 cup approximate 250 milliliters of white vinegar in 1 gallon of hot water. Set them all together and soak in the white vinegar mixture for approximate 20-30 minutes ahead washing regularly.

Wash the clothes in cold water on a normal cycle. 

Put the faded clothes into the washing machine, add some detergent, and start the machine wash. In many situations, soaking the clothes in vinegar and later washing them is all it will take to get them to look brighter.

Choose the session that’s suitable for the clothes you’re lightening. For example, if you’re washing items made of sensitive material like lace or silk, you’d need to use a soft wash. For more long-lasting fabrics like cotton or denim, a regular wash is just fine.

Place them in the dryer or dry your clothes outside. 

The vinegar will wash out of the clothing while rinsing period. So the laundry will not smell like vinegar when taken out of the machine. If the clothes are still faded, the color might have worn out, so you will need to color the clothes.

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