Bleach Stains on Clothing

How can I get a bleach stain off of my favorite sweat pants?

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April 25, 20110 found this helpful

There isn't any way to get bleach stains out, you can try dying them, but in my experience that doesn't work real well, as you still have a lighter spot than the rest of the garment.

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April 25, 20110 found this helpful

The spot isn't something to take out. The color has already been removed by the bleach. I've seen people try to spot dye the bleached area, but it's hard to match. If you're dead set on using this pair of sweatpants, you could try to cover the spot (with a patch/applique), or cut them off to make shorts (depending on where the bleach spot is).

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November 26, 20150 found this helpful

I have the same problem w/ my favorite gray sweatpants but i can't cut it off bc its at my butt cheek.  there was bleach on the counter & i didn't know & i sat on it & now there is a rather big bleach line across my butt.

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April 25, 20110 found this helpful

redhatterb is right, nothing removes a bleach stain. Dying doesn't much work either because the stained spot will always be lighter than the rest of the fabric, so the dye won't take right. You can try matching acylic paint....water it down and lightly (with a rag) dab on the spot (put cardboard under or something so that you don't get any paint on unstained areas) removing any excess, let it dry throughly. Or use fabric paint. This won't fix it that great either, but it does make it less noticeable. The good news is this is just a pair of sweat pants and not an expensive coat. If you try the dabbed paint method, I'd advise you to handwash (or wash alone) the pants after that. A painted flower with fabric paint or as redhatterb said, the applique or patch is your next best choice.

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April 26, 20110 found this helpful

If it's really distressing to you then make the most of a bad situation and reverse tie dye them with the bleach you probably still have on hand. (I can't believe I am suggesting this because I hate bleach with a passion because it's bad for all living beings and the environment in general!)

Do an internet search for "reverse tie dyeing with bleach" and read a few different link intructions before attempting and be careful! And in the future start using non-chlorine bleach or 3% hydrogen peroxide or distilled vinegar for whatever reason you used chlorine bleach that caused this problem in the first place, okay?

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April 27, 20110 found this helpful

As others have said, there is no way to fix this as the bleach spot is not a "stainj", but a place where the dye has been removed from the fabric.

If these are black or navy or something like that, and the spot is not too large, you might disguise it with permanent jiffy marker. Less trouble than acrylic or fabric paint. Might work; depends on where the spot is and the color of the pants.

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April 27, 20110 found this helpful

Cover with a fabric stick-on patch or fabric paints to make a nice looking image, the bleach spot can't be dyed successfully in any manner! Use vinegar to brighten fabrics, not bleach. Good luck!

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July 22, 20160 found this helpful

I have a pair of jeans that had bleach in different places down the leg and I monogram different color flowers and I get the most complements on them/

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