Bleaching denim jeans can help you adopt the latest fashion, at a fraction of the price charged in the market. Now, go through the tips given here and know how to bleach your jeans.

How To Bleach Your Jeans

There was a time when the plain and simple, blue-colored jeans used to rule the fashion scenario. However, with the passing time, many new additions came to be made, to make the pair of denim look funky. One of them comprises of bleaching the jeans and giving them a washed look. Are you also in love with bleached jeans, but have been stopped by the exorbitant prices that are charged in the market? Yes? If so, we have the perfect solution for you. Get an old pair of jeans and bleach them on your own. Does that sound far-fetched? If you feel so, then just go through the following lines and find step-by-step instructions on how to bleach your jeans. So, go ahead and own the pair of bleached jeans you have always wished of, but without burning a large hole in your pocket. All the best!
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Bleaching Denim Jeans
Supplies Needed 
  • Jeans
  • Bleach
  • Bucket
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Drying Rack
  • Newspaper or Old Towels
  • Sponge (optional) 
  • Get a large-sized bucket and fill it 3/4 full with warm water. Now, add around 1 to 2 cups of bleach to the water and mix well. You can vary the amount of bleach, depending upon how white you want your jeans to be. However, in majority of the cases, 2 cups of bleach is more than enough. You may reduce the quantity, if you so desire, but better not exceed it.
  • After you have made the perfect bleach solution, it is the time to don the rubber gloves and drop the jeans inside the bucket. Try to keep the pair of jeans as spread out as possible. This is the reason why it is advisable for you to get as large a bucket as you can. Make sure that the water completely covers your jeans.
  • Let your jeans sit inside the bleach solution for somewhere around 5 minutes. In this case also, you can increase or decrease the time; depending on how white you want your jeans to be. Throughout the time the jeans are inside the bucket, make sure to keep moving them slowly, to make sure that a single area does not get overexposed.
  • After the required time is over, take the jeans out of the bucket and check whether all the crevices have been covered or not. In this step, you can make use of a sponge, to dab the bleach solution directly onto the hem lines and pockets. In case you are still not satisfied with the bleaching, reposition the jeans and soak them for a few more minutes.
  • After you are satisfied with the way your jeans have been bleached, it is the time to pull them out of the bucket. Wring them well, to remove the excess water and then hang them on a drying rack. Make sure to place newspaper or old rags under the rack, to avoid the chances of having your floor bleached. Your bleached jeans are ready to be worn!

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