clorox 2 for keeping pantone's color of the year bright!

When Pantone announced that 2015's Color of the Year was Marsala, I was super excited because I love any color in the wine, merlot, marsala, cranberry, raisin family {there are so many variations of the color, right?}. My only issue with Marsala {or any dark color for that matter} is washing it. I am always worried about the color fading, so I typically wash dark shades as little as possible - but my discovery of Clorox® 2 Darks & Denim is totally changing that.

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Clorox was kind enough to send me the very Diane von Furstenberg-inspired Layered Wrap Top in Raisin Arizona from Old Navy, along with a bottle of Clorox® 2 Darks & Denim to see just how well Marsala can keep its color when treated with a detergent made specifically for darks. Along with the products, Clorox sent along some handy tips for removing stains and keeping darks from fading:

Treating Tough Stains on Marsala and other dark-colored clothes:

  • For tough stains, like wine coffee and grass, be sure to pre-treat. First, remove the garment: do not treat clothing while wearing it.

  • Remove all loose dirt from the fabric and blot wet stains with a clean absorbent cloth.

  • Apply liquid Clorox® 2 Darks & Denim and rub it in.

  • Wait several minutes – don’t let it dry – then wash with like colors.

  • Got Specific Stains?

  • Got a tough deodorant stain? Apply liquid Clorox® 2 Darks & Denim directly to the deodorant stain and rub in. Wait 3-5 minutes (don't let it dry on the fabric), then wash immediately in the hottest water recommended on the care label with detergent and additional Clorox® 2 Darks & Denim based on your load size.

  • Spilled coffee during the commute? Rinse the stain from the back with cold water – it prevents it from sinking deeper into the fabric. When you’re home, pre-treat with Clorox® 2 Darks & Denim. Let the garment soak in cool water for a few minutes then launder with regular detergent on the hottest recommended water setting.Whether in this season’s hottest shade of Marsala or another amazing shade – lipstick can spell disaster for clothes. Some people swear by hairspray to prevent it from setting on the go. When you get home put a clean, dry cloth on the stain. Dab (don’t rub) the back of the stain with dish soap on a damp cloth. Be careful not to transfer the lipstick back onto the garment. Wash on the hottest recommended water setting with regular detergent and Clorox® 2 Darks & Denim.

  • It’s the holiday season, which means that while you’re getting festive, you may encounter a liquor or red wine spill. Before washing, pre-treat with Clorox® 2 Darks & Denim. Wash on the hottest recommended water setting with regular detergent and Clorox® 2 Darks & Denim.

  • My Personal Method for Treating Stains? Pre-treat! I always wet a small hand towel, rub it over a bar of Dove soap, and pat the stain softly {I do this a few times}, then I take a baby hairbrush {the bristles are the perfect texture!}, and scrape it gently over the stain a few times. This tends to lift the stain before it hits the washer machine. Then I toss the garment into the washer with detergent to complete the process. Works like a charm!

    What's your secret for treating stains?


    Thanks to Clorox for Sponsoring this post!


    ellie said...

    Awesome! So great to hear about this product and the new color too!

    ivy said...

    Loved your tip! Great Saturday post!

    Couture Carrie said...

    Great tips!


    Midnight Cowgirl said...

    Pre-treating a stain is a must!

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