How to Bleach Your Jeans
Mix a bleach solution, or buy a bleach pen.
Here's two different ways to get the bleach you need:
Set up your work space.
If you're using liquid bleach, find somewhere safe to do your work. The bottom of a bathtub works well (and also makes it easy to turn on the fan and dispel fumes).
Wet the jeans.
Dampen the pair of jeans before you begin working - the bleach will process better this way.
Experiment first (optional).
If you're unsure about how the look will turn out, try your solution on a ruined pair of jeans, or buy a cheap pair to experiment on.
Choose how you're going to apply the bleach to your jeans.
You don't have to just pour the bleach onto the denim (though you can). Here are a few potential options you can mix and match:
Work one side at a time.
Do either the front or back first, let flip over to the other side.
Rinse the bleach off within 5 minutes.
After you've let the bleach process, rinse the jeans in cold water.
Machine wash the jeans.
You can throw in a few light-colored towels, if they need to be refreshed by a little bleach. Fill half the washing machine with water, for adequate dilution, before adding your jeans and towels. Place your jeans at the bottom of the washing machine with the towels on top.
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