How do I bleach out all the color from a blue jumpsuit? I need a white costume?
This sounds like a great project–I would love to know what the final costume will be. You might be able to use Clorox® Regular Bleach2 to strip the blue color from your jumpsuit if the dye is not color fast. You can test first by applying a drop of a solution of 2 teaspoons bleach added to 1/4 cup water. Wait 1 minute and then blot dry. Normally at this point I advise that “no color change means the item can be safely bleached” but in your case, a loss of color indicates that a bleach soak should remove the color. In this case, you would proceed by soaking the jumpsuit, fully submerged, in a solution of 1/4 cup bleach per gallon of water. Rinse thoroughly, and let the jumpsuit air dry. At this point, you can assess your progress, and if necessary, repeat the treatment. You could also try RIT Color Remover, and may be effective if the blue dye cannot be extracted with Clorox® Regular Bleach2.
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Does anyone else have a fun project using bleach?