How To Bleach Jeans
How To Bleach Jeans
These are the ways to bleach your jeans and being very careful that you do not overdo it and how to keep safe when you do it.
I'm Rudy and I work for Son of a Stag. Son of a Stag works for different denim jeans brands around the world as consultant and has a store in London. We're going to show you how to look after your jeans and get the best from them.
Hi, I'm going to show you how to bleach jeans. Very simply, most people want to bleach jeans but the one thing we need to get absolutely correct, bleaching jeans normally means taking the color away. And you can start at different basics, you can have a jean that's as dark as that or you can have a jean as light as that obviously or even lighter.
But you have to remember you are not going to get the fading that the natural jean gives you there is a different contrast between light and slightly dark which a jean evokes to when you've worn it many many times over or washed it a period of times. So if you want a clean bleach, this is the way to go. It's very simple you have some chlorine ready and all you do simply is that you get maybe one or two pairs of jeans.
I always try a pair of jeans that you are not so bothered about in case you get it wrong and you tried and tested it and if it is perfect, you can go with a pair you want to do. And if you get it wrong, then at least you got another life. So basically, you grit your jeans, you put it in a 30 degree water, I recommend, some people go to a 40 degree wash but no more than that, and you put it in your washing machine.
Basically, you pour the chlorine in where you put the soap in, you do not put anything else in, you put your chlorine in, then your jeans, and please do not put any other garments in there that are precious to you because you will not be happy with the outcome. When you wash the jeans, make sure that you do not spill the chlorine on to areas that it does not belong on, make sure you have some extra clothes by your side. If you do spill any, wash it away very very fast, make sure kids are not around the area because if it gets to the eyes and if anything goes wrong, make sure you got a lot of running water just in case because you need to run that water on the eyes just in case.
Make sure you do not get chlorine on your hands, wear rubber gloves if you can, that's what you should do. And then you put your jeans into the washing machine over a medium cycle, you can put it on delicate if you want. Basically, the more the aggressive the cycle, the more bleach you put, the deeper it comes off, and the bleacher it gets so maybe you want to do it in fazes.
I would recommend the cycle where you put your chlorine in maybe a cup worth of chlorine in for a full cycle, bring the colors down, then if you need to go again, then go again. When you are happy with the result, it's very very very important that you wash the jeans at least 3 times, maybe 4 times, to make sure that any remaining chlorine is out of the jean and also make sure you wash it inside out as well because obviously that's where it has contact with the skin or you will get a rash. If you do not follow these instructions very carefully, you will get your self in trouble, so very very simple, make sure you use some running water by your side, make sure you have rubber gloves, make sure you have some extra rags by your side, make sure you do the first test with a pair of jeans you're not really worried about by the results, you trial then error, and if the results are not quite right, you can go in again, use more bleach and add a little more but please remember it weakens the fabric whenever you use any chemical on jeans, it weakens the fabric.
And that's how you bleach a pair of jeans. .