By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to bleach jeans white. Bleaching your own jeans will not only help you save some hard-earned money, but will also give your old clothes a new look! Be sure to keep some basic guidelines in mind in order to achieve optimal results.
- Five-gallon tub
- Rubber gloves
- Stirring rod
- Gather the materials. As stated above, in this project you will require a large tub that can hold at least five gallons of water, enough bleach to fill the tub halfway, rubber gloves to protect your hands, and a large stirring rod such as the handle from a broomstick. Pour the bleach into the tub, and place some newspapers around the bottom of the tub in order to protect against spills.
- Carefully place the jeans into the tub. Use the stirring rod to make sure they have been completely submerged. Allow the jeans to soak at least eight hours, or overnight to achieve optimal results.
- The next day, use the stirring rod to carefully remove the jeans from the tub. Place them on some newspapers that have been spread out, and allow the jeans to dry completely. After the jeans have dried, run them through the washing mashing one time in order to remove any bleach residue that may still be remaining.
- Be sure that your jeans do not have any holes or rips in them, and are of high quality. Bleaching your jeans will not only make the jeans turn white, but will also eat away at some of the material. If the jeans have a lot of holes or are thin, the bleach can damage the jeans beyond repair.