How To Bleach Wash Jeans
If you are too impatient to wait out the many years it takes to cultivate a pair of cool looking pants, you will want to know how to bleach wash jeans. Stores will often charge you more for clothes that purposely look faded and worn. This manual will give you semi-bleached jeans. If you desire the 1980s skinny stoner jeans look, you will have to repeat the process a few times.
To bleach wash jeans, you will need:
- Baking soda
- Rubber gloves
- Location. To bleach wash jeans, it should be noted bleach will be used, which has the amazing ability to bleach anything it touches. Yes, that was repetitive on purpose because bleach will screw up your carpet, couches, dining room table and colored fabric it touches. Bleach is corrosive and should be handled with care. Kitchen counters or concrete garage floors make excellent places to work with bleach because they do not stain, dissolve or fade. Mix one cup of water with a half cup of bleach in either a glass bowl or something sturdy like a bucket.
- Prepare the patient. If you desire a uniform faded look when you bleach wash your jeans, you have to remember the seams. Put on your gloves, dip the sponge in your bleach solution and trace the seams. Seams cover areas like the ass pockets, zipper cover and hems. Now think about what areas you want faded, wet the sponge and apply. You want to keep the sponge wet, but not dripping. Wring it out gently.
- Wash. Though obvious to most, it should be duly noted that you want to wash your jeans by themselves. Do not add any detergent. Set your washer to cold, add a half cup of baking soda and wash your jeans. When they are done, toss them in the dryer as usual. If you feel great and are happy, you are done. If you want them lighter, repeat the process again.