10 Ways to Bleach/Fade/Dye Shorts | DIY
Bleaching is a great way to customize your style, but not all fabrics can be bleached; some are too delicate or have finishes that resist bleach. If you have a fabric that is too dark, or you would like to give it a new look. chlorine bleach can help you succeed. Bleaching will help you get a light, moderate or extreme fade look to your fabric. but improper use of bleach can ruin your fabric.
With the help of chlorine bleach, you can create an ombre, bleached, or a light denim look for your shorts or pants.
Knowing how to use safety precautions, neutralize the fabric and, to a major extent, mix the bleach with water is essential. For light to moderate fading, use a bleach misting technique. When the weather is bad, or for a lot of fading, use the washing machine.
Bleaching Fabric Outside
1- Choose a day when the weather outside is above 65 degrees Fahrenheit and the sun is shining brightly. Place a plastic tablecloth on a flat surface in direct sunlight.
2- Drench the fabric with water, then wring it out. Place the fabric on top of the tablecloth with the right side up. Stretch the fabric across the tablecloth until it is wrinkle-free.
3- Put on a pair of rubber gloves and safety goggles. Pour bleach in a spray bottle, until it is one-quarter full. Fill the rest of the bottle with water, then shake it to thoroughly mix the bleach and water.
4- Mist the fabric with the bleach mixture. Let the fabric dry in the shade for mild fading, or let the fabric dry in the sun for more fading. Check the fabric after an hour.
5- Wash and dry the fabric immediately after it has faded to the color you like.
How to make design:
1- Use a paintbrush to create an artistic design. dipped the brush in a bleach solution to create a design
2- You can also try half faded shorts. dipped only 1 side of the shorts in, Bleach+ water solution
3- You can also try this new and amazing technique. lay a stencil and add bleach on top.
4- For colorful shorts. bleach the shorts completely in beach and water solution the add colorful dies in the vertical/ horizontal pattern.
5- For funky print shorts. Wrap rubber bands around a section of shorts. make a bunch and wrap bands and then dip in solution.
6- Splatter design shorts. use a paint brush to splatter bleach on the shorts to give them a new look.
7-> For creating halfway faded shorts. Dip halfway in bleach and water solution.
8- Splatter spots design shorts. Splatter the bleach and water solution from the cap.
Tips- Hot water helps dissolve the bleach and speed up fading.
- Bleach will damage animal fibers, such as silk, leather, and wool.
- Colors may bleed when washed with bleach so they may stain other fabrics.
- Never treat resin finished cotton with bleach, because they will yellow and disintegrate.
- Always work in a well-ventilated area, such as outside.
- Always dilute bleach before pouring it on fabrics.
- Always wash fabric after bleaching, because the fabric will weaken if bleach remains in the fiber.