Bleaching Non-White Clothes
With proper knowledge and the right products, you can safely use bleach on non-white clothes. Here’s everything you need to know:
Choosing the Right Bleach
When it comes to bleaching non-white fabrics, it is best to use a gentler bleach, such as oxygen bleach or color-safe bleach. Oxygen bleach is more gentle and less corrosive, making it less likely to cause irreversible damage to the fabric. Color-safe bleach is specifically designed to not ruin colored fabrics, so it is also safe to use on non-white clothes.
Preparing the Bleaching Mixture
When making your bleach mixture, mix the bleach with water according to the instructions on the packaging. It is important to use the correct proportions of bleach and water to avoid bleaching the fabric too harshly.
Using the Bleach Mixture
When you are ready to use the mixture, be sure to follow all of the safety guidelines for using bleach. Wear protective goggles and gloves and be sure to work in a well-ventilated area. Once you have taken all safety precautions, you can begin to apply the bleach mixture to the fabric.
After bleaching, it is important to take the following steps:
- Rinse the Fabric – Be sure to rinse the fabric thoroughly to remove all of the bleach mixture.
- Wash the Fabric – Next, be sure to wash the fabric according to the care instructions on the label.
- Check For Color Bleeding – After washing, check the fabric for any color bleeding. If there is color bleeding, it may be necessary to repeat the bleaching process.
By following these steps, you can safely and effectively bleach non-white fabrics.