I posted yesterday about hubby’s trousers with the large ink stain. They are his work trousers and he was happily wandering around with a biro in his pocket, and ended up with a large blue stain on his trousers, and his leg.
We had one of those dirt devil thing s lurking in the utility room cupboard, and I tried that, but made the mistake of telling hubby to rub the fabric together after the allotted 15 minutes, meaning rub the stained bits of fabric against each other. Hubby rubbed the clean trouser leg against the stained leg, resulting in two stained trouser legs. And the Dirt Devil didn’t work.
Various suggestions were mooted on Twitter, most commonly hair spray. Of which I have none. A couple of people suggested a patch, but I am not sure hubby would go for a patch near his crotch, especially on his work trousers, which would result in a reasonable amount of mickey taking.
So dyeing it was. I splashed out £5.99 on the dye. Which seemed quite pricey, but is still cheaper than a new pair of trousers. And it’s more about saving the trousers, than saving money anyway. The dye packet has big orange crosses on it, so I don’t think it can be the most environmentally sound thing, but it has to be better than binning the trousers and buying a new pair. Right?
Anyway, here are the results:
Hubby is clearly delighted…
You can see where the dye hasn’t taken on the polyester stitching but I think they look pretty cool, and the stain is nowhere to be seen.