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How to Bleach Denim at Home

Mamta Mule Feb 14, 2020
A denim clothing is something each of us own and adorn. Ever thought of experimenting with it? If you didn't, then let's see how to bleach this fabric at home.
The look that denims give is great, no matter whether the fabric is brand new or old. As such, they are a must-have in your wardrobe. Various types of outfits, like shirts, dresses, skirts, shorts, jackets, bags, handbags, capris, cutoffs, shoes, hats, caps, socks, daisy dukes, etc., are all available in this material. This fabric is known for its durability and extreme comfort. This is not all, as they come in various other colors along with blue.
Denim fabric dyeing is of two types, viz., indigo dyeing and sulfur dyeing. While indigo dyeing is done for the traditional blue colors or shades similar to it, sulfur dyeing is done for other colors, like black, green, gray, pink, rust, red, and mustard. These are also known as color denims. A faded fabric is a piece disliked and ignored by everyone, but if the fabric is denim, it becomes a style statement. Faded denims have a different charm that not even a dark or a new denim has. Bleaching the denim is very popular, as it gives an entirely unique look to the clothing. The results are different each time you experiment it on a new outfit. So, getting eager to learn how to bleach denim at home? Let us find out.
Materials Needed:
  • Denim outfit
  • Bleach
  • Bucket
  • Rubber gloves
  • Newspaper or plastic sheet
  • Sponge

1. Fill ¾th of a large bucket with warm water. Add one to two medium bowls of bleach to the water. Stir the water thoroughly.
2. Though two bowls of bleach is sufficient, you can vary the amount to be added depending upon how much faded you want the outfit to be. But, make sure that you don't exceed the quantity.
3. Once the solution is ready, wear the rubber gloves. Doing this will prevent your hands from burning due to the bleach.
4. Now, dip the denim garment in the bucket. Remember to open the folds before dipping and further spread it properly. For this, it is best to use the biggest bucket available. Make sure that your jeans are completely soaked in the water and no part is left above it.
5. Keep the denim soaked in this solution for about 10 minutes. Also, you can increase or decrease the soaking time according to the desired whiteness.
6. Keep moving the soaked denims continuously to avoid a single area getting over bleached.
7. Once the recommended time is over, remove the denims from the bucket. See if any area is left unbleached. If yes, you can keep it as it is and have a nice pattern, or follow Step 8.
8. Using a sponge, dab the bleach solution wherever the fabric has been left unbleached.
9. If a larger area is left unbleached, you can reposition the denim and soak it for some more time.
10. When the bleaching process is over, remove the fabric and hang it for drying. Place a newspaper or plastic sheet on the floor below it to avoid any damage to the floor.

After learning this easy process, you would be too excited to try it. So, bleach your denims and get ready to turn all eyes towards you!