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Old 10-23-2020, 12:26 PM
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My new jeans are turning my legs blue! I bought a new pair of really good quality denim jeans. The brand is Paige. This is a link to the jeans.

https://www.nordstrom.com/s/paige-tr...ans&color=mona

They are very dark blue. The dye is rubbing off on my skin or on my nails if I happen to scratch my leg while wearing them. The dye doesn't seem to rub off onto the couch or my seat in my car. I read something once somewhere about soaking them in white vinegar I think but I'm not sure. I don't want to ruin them in the wash since they are expensive. I love these jeans as the denim is great and I really like the way they look. Anyone have any ideas to stop the dye from rubbing off?


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Old 10-23-2020, 12:45 PM
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my first thought was to rub the jeans with dryer sheets...I don't know why it wouldn't hurt to try
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Old 10-23-2020, 12:48 PM
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Thanks Anna! I check out your idea.
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Old 10-23-2020, 12:57 PM
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good luck that ink can be a mess to deal with!
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Old 10-23-2020, 01:10 PM
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Put white vinegar in the wash with them - it helps to set the dye.


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Old 10-23-2020, 01:14 PM
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I had a friend in junior high who had the darkest jeans- they never seemed to fade. She said her mom washed them with a vinegar rinse that kept them from fading. I have no idea if it also keeps the dye from spreading. I'm assuming you've already washed them at least once?
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Old 10-23-2020, 01:20 PM
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Iíd call Nordstrom. Theyíll help.

(And yay, a problem Iíve never had.)
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Old 10-23-2020, 01:33 PM
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Thanks, I knew I heard something about vinegar! Thanks for confirming that. Amiga, good idea about calling Nordstrom.

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I'm assuming you've already washed them at least once?
No, not yet! Good jeans like this I won't wash after every wear. I just got them.
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Old 10-23-2020, 01:47 PM
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Dye often wears off jeans before the first wash- especially with darker jeans. So I'm not surprised at all that dye is coming off on you if they haven't yet gone through a wash. I'd do the white vinegar wash thing (and wash inside out). Good luck!
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Old 10-23-2020, 01:51 PM
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Vinegar won't set the dye in your jeans. I learned the hard way by trying that with a batik quilting fabric. Salt doesn't work much either. You can try chemicals that quilt stores carry that are supposed to stop the dye from bleeding. Perhaps you can call Michael's and see if they have something like that.

ETA: The chemicals are Retayne and Synthrapol.



Last edited by cvt; 10-23-2020 at 01:52 PM.. Reason: I found the names of the chemicals.
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Old 10-23-2020, 02:37 PM
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I just buy cheap Leviís but the washing instructions say to turn them inside out and wash them before wearing them for the first time, because dye may come off.
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Old 10-23-2020, 03:14 PM
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Vinegar won't set the dye in your jeans.
Thanks for correcting me! I thought it did. Another old wives' tale debunked!
I add vinegar to every wash load - but usually in the rinse cycle. I thought it helped keep darks from fading. I wash all new clothes before wearing. I've still had some denim rub-off, but a few times through the wash usually takes care of it.
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Old 10-23-2020, 03:21 PM
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I donít know, but I have a pair of expensive jeans that turn everything blue! I had to put covers on my car seats because I kept leaving blue on them. And that was after many, many washes.
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Old 10-23-2020, 03:34 PM
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Iíve only had that happen once because I didnít wash them before I wore them. Once they were washed it never happened again.
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Old 10-23-2020, 04:25 PM
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The indigo in denim bleeds easily, most brand advise washing before wearing to avoid this problem.
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Old 10-23-2020, 09:34 PM
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You need to get jeans by a company called BLUE DELTA.

Now, BLUE DELTA jeans are very very expensive, but if their product does something like you describe, those guys will come to your HOUSE to figure things out. I promise.
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Old 10-24-2020, 04:08 AM
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You need to get jeans by a company called BLUE DELTA.
I've heard of Blue Delta jeans, but I won't pay that much for jeans! I have my limits too. Way out of my price range.
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Old 10-24-2020, 04:54 AM
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I don't know how to solve your problem, but I did read the reviews of this product and there were many complaints about the dye coming out even after many washings!
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Old 10-24-2020, 06:07 AM
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I don't know how to solve your problem, but I did read the reviews of this product and there were many complaints about the dye coming out even after many washings!
Well...that really sucks! I just checked and you're right! I'll try all the suggestions plus washing them a few times and I'll keep my fingers crossed. This is the first time I bought this brand. I usually stick with Kut From the Kloth or AG if I splurge on expensive jeans.
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Old 10-24-2020, 07:03 AM
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There is a product called Retayne that will set the dye. Make sure you follow the instructions. You can get it on Amazon.
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