How do you bleach blue jeans?


Quick Answer

Bleaching your blue jeans is a great way to give your pants a worn, softer look that is stylish and hip. This process is quick and simple, and you only need liquid bleach, gloves, a bucket, your pants and a little time.

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How do you bleach blue jeans?
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  1. Mix bleach solution

    Set up your work area in a bathtub or large sink. Combine 1 part liquid bleach to 3 parts water in a bucket. If you don’t want to get bleach on your hands, use gloves and dampen your pants with the bleach mixture.

  2. Bleach your jeans

    There are several methods for applying liquid bleach to your pants. There is no right or wrong way. You can pour the bleach onto the denim or dip your pants into the mixture. Another option is to use a sponge to dab the bleach on. You can use an old toothbrush or paintbrush to apply the mixture. You can also fill a cheap plastic bottle and spray the bleach mixture onto your pants.

  3. Rinse the bleach

    Wash the bleach off in cold water after letting the mixture set for 5 minutes.

  4. Wash your jeans

    Fill your washing machine half way with water and toss your jeans in along with a few light-colored towels that need cleaning.

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