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Did that red sock make it into your load of whites? No problem. Add Color Run Remover in your wash to remove dye and streaks from mixed-wash accidents.

OUR PRICE: $2.95


PRODUCT SIZE – 2.6 OZ (75 g)


Can Carbona® Color Run Remover be used on colored clothing?
Yes, if the clothing is colorfast (the dye correctly set in the fabric by the manufacturer). You must first perform the colorfast test as directed on the package.

I have a full washload of garments - is 1 box enough?
For a full washload we recommend using 3 packs of Color Run Remover.

If I have 3 different colored garments with unwanted dye on them, can I put them all together in with Carbona® Color Run Remover? 
Yes, as long as all the garments are colorfast. You must first perform the colorfast test as directed on the package.

Can I use Carbona® Color Run Remover on something that bled into itself?
No. When a garment bleeds, it is not colorfast. This product is only for colorfast fabrics.

How do you know if a garment is colorfast?
Perform the colorfast test as directed on the package. If you are still unsure how to proceed, please contact us at 866-CARBONA.

Can Carbona® Color Run Remover be used on "dry clean only" garments?
No. Carbona® Color Run Remover needs to be mixed with water and a "dry clean only" garment should not be submerged in water.

Can I use Carbona® Color Run Remover with bleach?

Can I soak only the area where the unwanted dye is?
The recommended usage of Color Run Remover is to soak the entire garment, but if you want to try this method, proceed with caution.

What if the garment says wash in cold water?
 Carbona® Color Run Remover says to use the hottest water permitted by the fabric care guidelines. So if the garment label says cold water, then the garment needs to be soaked in cold water.

After soaking a garment in Carbona® Color Run Remover, do you have to rinse and wash the garment?
Yes, all products need to be rinsed out with water and then washed with detergent.

Is Carbona® Color Run Remover safe for septic tanks?
It is not harmful to the tank if it is not being used frequently.

Can Carbona® Color Run Remover be used on carpet?
It is not recommended for carpeting.

Will Carbona® Color Run Remover remove stains like crayon, rust, ink and fruit juice?

Carbona® Color Run Remover removes unwanted dyes. For stains such as crayon, rust, ink, fruit juice, etc., we recommend using Carbona® Stain Devils.



  • Use Color Run Remover to brighten your whites that have become dingy from dye absorbed from other garments.

  • Do not use on silk, denim, khaki, synthetic fabrics, leather, suede, vinyl or any garment that has bled onto itself.


  • Once this product is opened it should be used or discarded.




  • Author: Cathy M.
    Title of Review: Thank you so much for removing t 03-03-2011

    I’ve used your products for years and there is NOTHING better on the shelves or online for getting stains out of things. Recently I found a new product of yours (at least to me, it was new) called “Color Run Remover”. I purchased it only because everything you make works just like it says it will and to have it in my laundry “just in case”. Well, today was that day. I had washed a new blue t-shirt with my light colored things, thinking is was pretty expensive, it shouldn’t run. But you guessed it, it did. My entire wash load turned blue (the yellows were now lime green…yikes). So I used you product (noted above) and IT WORKED…I’m so excited. Everything came out perfect and back to the original colors!! How do you do it????? Why are you the only company out there selling such wonderful products…..it’s amazing and I just had to tell how happy I am. I’ve told all my friends about your little yellow bottles of stain removers for years…….now I have a new product to boast about. Thank you so much for removing the “blue” from my day!!!
  • Author: Shirley (Florida)
    Title of Review: mom 03-08-2011

    I bought this product when I was moving my daughter into her apartment for college in NY and brought it home with me. I didn't have a lot of hope because the clothes that the color ran onto had gone through the dryer and just sat in my closet for months afterward. To my amazement your product worked within minutes. Unbelievable!!! Now I want to buy more and can't find it in my local supermarket, so I am stocking up on line. Awesome product!
  • Author: Alison S
    Title of Review: Perfect 03-10-2011

    This product saved me at least $30 right off the bat by salvaging some of my daughters clothes. I've found it cheapest at Walmart for $1.97. It took about 2 hrs of soaking to completely remove the unwanted color so have patience and time. Also, I highly recommend doing the colorfast spot-test first - as long as you follow the box instructions I doubt you'll be disappointed!
  • Author: Susan, NM
    Title of Review: Love your product 03-27-2011

    This is the best product ever. Been using it for years. Changed to a front loading washing machine and haven't found anything that will work for accidents so have been using a bucket to soak prior to dumping the whole thing into the wash. Works better than anything out there.
  • Author: Carletta F. (WV)
    Title of Review: I will be recommending it. 03-11-2011

    I saw an article on this product in my Goodhousekeeping magazine and decided to try it because I had color run stains on my favorite jacket and didn’t think there was any hope for it. I used the product and it took ALL of them out and the jacket looks great!!! Thank you so much for your product and I will be recommending it.
  • Author: Nicole Sherman
    Title of Review: Ruin load of clothes 04-22-2011

    I wished the directions read in plain English that you should only soak item needing attention and not meant for entire load or not suggested to be put on washing machine. Will bleach or distort color clothes if put in with wash.
  • Author: Sallie
    Title of Review: Buy this product! 07-15-2011

    I have had a box of this for years and forgot all about it until: I washed clothes today and too late discovered a red twist-tie that was inadvertantly left in a pocket had left red dye on my and my husbands (his favorite) beige shorts. So I tried Shout, Clorox, detergent, and something guaranteed to "grab colors"and remove them. None worked. I found this old box of Carbona, mixed it as directed, and within 10 minutes the red was gone from the shorts. It did scare me that the clothes also looked very green, but that washed right out. Have been unable to find your product in the store so I will now order online. It is that Good! (Although I hope I won't have to use it, but I am well prepared).
  • Author: A.L. Bain
    Title of Review: saved my dress 08-27-2011

    I bought a striped cotton dress for a friend's wedding and hand washed it in cold water, like the label said. Wouldn't you know it, the dye ran and turned the whole thing a dingy purple. Carbona CRR removed all the excess dye from the white parts of the dress and didn't harm the stripes! I will sing this product's praises forever! Thank you!
  • Author: Lisa
    Title of Review: Saved daughter's entire wardrobe 07-26-2011

    The day after the baby shower for my daughter (due soon!) I was anxious to get all those precious new clothes washed and squared away for her arrival. I read all the care tags, seperated lights and darks and went to town on her laundry. One terrible red romper stained nearly every item in its load! I freaked out then called my mom. She suggested this product. As usual she was absolutely right as it saved every affected item. Thanks Carbona!
  • Author: Ashley A.
    Title of Review: WOW! 08-05-2011

    Hi there, so I just have to tell you, I LOVE your products! I was recently visiting my family in the States and had some colour run onto a brand new sweatshirt, yikes! So I ran to Walmart hoping to find something to fix it, and there I found your Color-Run remover powder. I used it and wow, what results! I've never seen anything work this well before! We're home now, back in Ontario. So, I was just wondering, is your product available in Canada?? Thanks! Ashley
  • Author: Lisa B.
    Title of Review: Baby Shower 07-28-2011

    Thank you so much for making such an effective and affordable product! Sunday was the baby shower for my new daughter due soon. Yesterday I washed all the adorable new clothes and one terrbile red romper stained every item. Today I washed the affected pieces with your color run remover and am SO happy with the results! All the clothes were saved and I couldn't be happier! Thanks again!
  • Author: Angie F., KS
    Title of Review: Best Stuff EVER! 07-28-2011

    My grocery store used to stock this and for some reason they stopped so now I'm ordering on line. This has saved so many of my clothes that would have otherwise been ruined! I LOVE it. It is truly the best stuff EVER!
  • Author: Gina S
    Title of Review: red stains oh no! 10-23-2011

    I ususally do not write reviews but I have to tell you that your Color Run Remover works! My boyfiend washed his favorite shirt & two pairs of shorts he bought in Hawaii (all light colors) in with my red sweater and his clothes came out of the washing machine with red stains ALL over them. I looked at several stain remover products at the store and decided to buy your Color Run Remover and by gosh the clothes are now stain free and look better than ever. Thank you so much...now he does not have to disgard them!
  • Author: Diane S.
    Title of Review: love your color run remover 01-03-2012

    My daughter borrowed a yellow dress from a friend and wore a non color fast purple shrug over it, resulting in dark purple dye stains around the arm holes and across the back of the dress. I tried oxy clean, and a home dry cleaning kit with no luck. I had some of your other stain removal bottles but not one for dyes. So I went to your website, found your Color Run Remover, bought it, soaked the dress and within one hour of soaking the stains were COMPLETELY gone. I am amazed and grateful because now my daughter does not have to buy her friend a new dress!!
  • Author: Erin N.
    Title of Review: Amazed!!! 12-22-2011

    Thank you so much for having this product in the marketplace! I purchased a new white shirt for my son's Christmas outfit...the first time I washed it, it got a red color run all over the sleeves. I was devastated that he wouldn't even be able to wear it once! On a rush to the store to find bleach or something to get the red stain out - I found your Color Run Remover - As soon as I placed the shirt in the water, the red dye came out immediately! I am so impressed - I will definitely be a lifelong customer! And I will certainly have at least one on hand for emergencies! Thank you again!
  • Author: Von C.
    Title of Review: Seeing Red! 01-07-2012

    I just wanted to thank you for creating such an amazing product! I"m so thrilled with the results, that I just had to write this. My husband left 2 red ticket stubs in the chest pocket of his brand new baby blue & white plaid western shirt. I only knew this because when I went to hang the clothes up after they were dried I saw that his brand new shirt had a hideous red pocket now. I 've never checked shirt pockets before washing them, so I guarantee I will from now on.
    After researching online, & learning about your product & it's success rate, I went on a mission to locate Carbona Color Run Remover. I checked with all of the local big box craft & fabric stores with no luck. A woman at the fabric counter suggested I check WalMart. Mission accomplished! They carried the whole line of Carbona stain removing products in the laundry products aisle. Last night I followed the directions on the box. I filled a large bucket with hot water, immersed the shirt, (which I will mention turned from light blue to bright purple while in the solution, but when removed from the solution it returned to it's original color - fascinating), & stirred occasionally. Once it appeared that the bright red pocket was gone & back to its original color I rinsed the shirt & promptly put it into the washing machine. I wish I had taken a before & after photo of this process. The results were truly amazing! The red stain is 99% gone & my husband's new shirt is totally wearable again! Your product made a believer out of me & I will always keep a supply of this "little miracle in a box" on hand. I must say that due to the fact the color run was bright red & it had gone through the dryer, I truly didn't have much hope. Your Color Run Remover has made a true believer out of me!
    PS I had another red color run incident (hand washed a white shirt of mine with red embroidery) 2 weeks prior to this incident & I had 100% success with that shirt ( maybe due to the fact it didn't go through the dryer).
    Thanks a million Carbona for providing the "laundry challenged" with a line of sure to cure products!!!!
  • Author: Kasey R
    Title of Review: Life saver 04-16-2012

    I washed my husbands colored clothes with a red shirt and the red bled on all of the clothes. He was very upset because these clothes fit him so well. I tried oxy clean, Tide stain remover, and other products. Nothing worked and I almost gave up until I came across Carbona when I did a google search. I did have to soak the clothes for about 2 hours but it got the pink out of the clothes. I am so happy this worked and so is my husband. I am definately going to buy more to stock up in case it happens again.
  • Author: Jessy A.
    Title of Review: A knitter's dream 05-24-2012

    I just wanted to thank you so much for this wonderful product!! Late last night I finished a month-long knitting project. I left the item to soak so it could be blocked and when I returned all of the (considerably large) white areas were bright pink from the dye in the red yarn. In a panic, I went to the store to get those sheets/packets you can throw into the washer to catch dyes and happened to notice your product line for the first time. I also bought a box of Color Run Remover...just in case. After soaking my blanket with five of the packets, then running it through the wash with two of them...nothing had changed! I then used your product and it removed all of the dye from the white areas and left the red areas untouched! I can't thank you enough for saving this project (and my sanity) for just a couple of dollars!! I am certainly going to spread the word about this knitter's latest find!
  • Author: AVL
    Title of Review: AMAZING! 05-10-2012

    I was devastated to see my brand new $50 white cotton dress ruined after wearing it only once and having the red dye from the flower pattern bleed after hand washing it. I tried this product and like magic the pink stains were gone! Thank you so much for saving my dress!!!!
  • Author: Leigh
    Title of Review: What is white is Pink NO MORE!!! 09-17-2012

    Ok, I accidentally washed some of my FAVORITE white tops with my PINK skinny jeans and ended up with some NOT-SO favorite pink tops. Well I ran to the store looking for a different product but stumbled upon the Color Run Remover.........THIS STUFF IS THE TRUTH!!!!!! I followed the directions EXACTLY and now I have my FAVORITE WHITE TOPS BACK!!!!! I thought all was lost but not the case!!!

    A million thanks!!!!! Who knew this MIRACLE existed?!?!?! I do and now all of my friends know too!!!!!!

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