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Select an old pair of jeans. Acid washing jeans will remove a lot of the color. You should not acid wash a pair of jeans you are attached to. Select an old pair of jeans for the acid washing process. You can find a cheap pair of jeans there, which you can acid wash at home.
Tie each jean leg in a bunch with rubber bands. This will help give your jeans the patchy, tie-dye like appearance of acid washed jeans. Work with one jean leg at a time, tying parts of the legs with rubber bands. It depends on the kind of pattern you want. If you want a very tie-dyed appearance, twist your jeans in multiple places up and down each leg and secure these twists with rubber bands.
If you want a less chaotic look, only twist and secure a few parts of the jeans. You can try concentrating on a particular area, like the lower legs or knees. Once you've added as many twists as you want, roll up each pant leg. Use a large rubber band to secure each pant leg in a tight roll. Your jeans should now be tied together in a small, lumpy bunch.
Fill a bucket with 2. Choose a bucket big enough to comfortably submerge your jeans. Make sure to use cold water. If you have to, run the water in your sink until it becomes cold. Your bucket may have measurements written on the side. If it does not, use a separate measuring cup or container to measure out 2. You want to use a chlorine bleach, which you can purchase at most hardware stores and supermarkets. Make sure to use gloves when handling the bleach.
Pour your bleach into the water, making sure to measure out 1. This will make the bleach solution more potent, stripping more color from the jeans. Part 1 Quiz How should you tie your jeans to achieve the perfect acid-wash look? With rubber bands going down each leg. All of the above.
Submerge your jeans in the bleach. Wear gloves when you do this. Dunk the jeans into the bleach solution until they're more or less fully submerged.
You will be flipping the jeans later. Just make sure the jeans are mostly submerged in the bleach solution. Turn your jeans over every 20 minutes. Set a timer to make sure you're turning them over regularly. Always use gloves when handling the jeans. Turning your jeans over regularly will make the acid wash effect even throughout. Some color should be leaving the jeans, giving them a whiter look.
Soak your jeans for 30 minutes to an hour. How long you soak depends on the effect you want. For a more defined acid washed effect, soak the jeans longer. This will strip them of more color. For a mild look, only soak the jeans for about half an hour.
Once you see the effect you want forming, you can remove the jeans. Rinse your jeans with cold water. Make sure to soak out all the bleach. You can run the jeans under cool water in your sink. As always, wear gloves when handling jeans. Bleach should not touch your bare skin.
Make sure to rinse every part of the jeans to remove all the bleach. When you're finished rinsing, wring out the jeans. Wash and dry your jeans. Use a cold cycle in the wash.
You will want to run two cycles. Run one cycle without detergent, and then another with detergent. Do not put them in the dryer. You should now have a pair of acid washed jeans. Part 2 Quiz For a more defined acid wash effect, you should: Add more cold water.
Take the jeans out of the solution after 30 minutes. Keep the jeans submerged in the solution longer. Wash with laundry detergent immediately. Wear gloves when handling bleach. It can be dangerous for bleach to come into contact with bare skin.
Wear a solid pair of plastic or rubber gloves when handling bleach. Make sure they are free of any tears. Throw out and replace torn gloves for your own safety. Work in a well-ventilated area. The buildup of bleach vapors can cause dizziness, eye irritation, and respiratory problems. When working with bleach, always work in a well ventilated area.
This will provide the most ventilation. Safety goggles are important when working with bleach. Bleach can cause serious damage if it gets in your eyes. Remove any contacts you were wearing. Call poison control shortly after getting bleach in your eye. Wash your hands after handling bleach.
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