I am revealing to you today how I managed to remove bleach stains from one of my black clothes.
It must be said that bleach is unfortunately a common ingredient in cleaning products
Because it helps disinfect the house and whiten the sanitary facilities.
However, it stains and discolors everything it touches.
Got a stain of bleach on your t-shirt, pants, shirt or sweater?
Do not panic ! here is how to remove bleach stains from your clothes easily. Look :
Is it possible to remove a bleach stain?
Unfortunately, a bleach stain is permanent.
Once it touches the fabric, it is discolored.
The goal here is therefore to re-color the fabric and not to detach it.
Here is my foolproof technique for bleaching a stain, especially on dark fabric:
1. Neutralize the stain
Have you noticed that bleach stains always happen on our favorite blue jeans or black t-shirt?
As soon as this happens, you must first neutralize the bleach.
Why ? Because bleach can easily puncture the fabric by staying on it for too long.
To avoid this, follow the next steps:
– Rinse the area with cold water to remove excess bleach.
– Then, mix baking soda and water to form a paste.
– Spread this paste on the stain evenly.
– Let dry then brush gently with an old toothbrush.
Now that you have neutralized the stain, you can restore the color with one of the following 2 techniques.
2. Catch up the color with 70 ° alcohol
This technique is best suited for small spots.
It is very effective on dark clothes like black, navy blue or dark gray.
– Gently rub the area around the bleach stain with the cotton ball.
– Then, pass the cotton soaked in alcohol from the outside to the center of the stain.
– The original color of the garment will start to spread towards the stained area.
– In fact, alcohol makes the excess dye « drool » in the fabric. And this will re-color the bleached area. Perfect for picking up a bleach stain.
Now let’s see together the 2nd solution to recover the color.
3. With dye
This technique works on both small and large spots.
On the other hand, it is necessary to choose the colors of stains with care.
– Go to the supermarket or drugstore to buy a tincture.
– Choose one that matches the color of your fabric as closely as possible.
– Before repainting your garment, buy a bleach.
– Put on gloves and an apron or clothes that are safe.
– Bleach the entire garment to remove all the original dye.
– Follow the instructions carefully to get the best possible result. This is important to help your new tincture set properly.
– Dye your garment in your chosen color, following the instructions on the dye packaging.
– Most dyes are used in the washing machine or in a bowl if you prefer.
How to avoid bleach stains?
The ideal is rather to avoid fading with bleach so as not to have to re-color a garment. Here are a few tips :
– First of all, remember that there are natural alternatives to bleach. Like this homemade « bleach » recipe to discover here.
– If you use bleach to disinfect or bleach your laundry, make sure you read the labels carefully. Check that each garment will withstand this treatment.
– Never pour bleach directly on your clothes. Always dilute it with water, following the directions on the product label.
– When handling bleach, wear old clothes to avoid accidental splashing. Also wear rubber gloves.
– If you are cleaning an area in your house with bleach, tell the other members of the household. This prevents them from rubbing on surfaces treated with bleach and discoloring their clothes.
All of these precautions when using bleach prevent accidental spills and splashes.
Have you tried these tips for removing bleach from clothing? Tell us in the comments if it worked for you. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Do you like this trick ? Click here to save it on Pinterest or click here to share it with your friends on Facebook.
Also to discover:
Finally an Alternative to Bleach WITHOUT Risk To Your Health.
8 Magic Tricks To Easily Launder Laundry (WITHOUT Bleach).