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I washed a load of laundry with a tube of lipstick. I heard it thumping around in the dryer, but not before it had melted onto every single article of clothing in there. My favorite jammies, DH's work clothes, DS's jeans. We can't afford new work clothes right now with Christmas coming up.
I've tried hairspray, dish detergent, and soaking overnight. So far they have lightened but not come out all the way. Any ideas?

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Asked by JawgaMom1 at 9:47 AM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Have you tried Kaboom, or Zout or anything like that?

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 9:59 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • This recipe got dryer dried crayon out of a load of clothes:

    concentrated detergent
    white vineger

    wash in hot water with all the above and examine clothes before drying.

    Answer by happytexasCM at 11:12 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • If the other suggestions fail try a White Ivory bar soap on them or a Fels naptha white bar of soap! I feel for you! I truly do!! Its happened here! My 26 year old Washer only works when it wants to! We're jobless & hopeless! But the 2 ideas I listed have saved me some clothes! I truly wish you the best of luck!!

    Answer by Angellinda at 8:19 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

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