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By debbie

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I have a creamish jacket 49 percent polyester 49 percent viscose 2 percent elestine. I accidentally sprayed my hair with a black hair spray! Went onto the jacket! it has been professionally dry cleaned no luck with that!! Is there any kind of cover up like a fabric pen or anything to hide the stain?

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Yes, black hair spray accidentally onto jacket!!!!! Seems to be ground in now. It has been professionally dry cleaned no luck with that!! Is there any kind of cover up like a fabric pen or anything to hide the stain?

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  • used diluted bleach
  • dressmakers chalk

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

It seems that the dye in the black hair spray has permanently stained your jacket. Should it happen again, immediately submerge the garment in a solution of oxygen-based bleach and water - do not use chlorine bleach on those fibers - and allow to soak overnight.

Now, for this jacket, I would suggest dying the jacket black. You will never be able to cover the black dye with any lighter color or treatment. Good luck!

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