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Does anyone know how to fade clothing quickly?

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Hi everyone, I recently found a bright-blue polo shirt in my closet and I remember that I never wore it because it was too brightly-colored for me but have considered wearing it if I could find a safe and quick of fading it without having to dry it in the sun day after day. One friend of mine suggested boiling it but I'm too concerned about fabric damage. Does anyone here know any other method that can be used to quickly and safely fade bright clothing without causing fabric damage?
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Is it machine washable? If so, I'd just throw it in the washing machine on the hot setting.

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Hi everyone,

I recently found a bright-blue polo shirt in my closet and I remember that I never wore it because it was too brightly-colored for me but have considered wearing it if I could find a safe and quick of fading it without having to dry it in the sun day after day.

One friend of mine suggested boiling it but I'm too concerned about fabric damage.

Does anyone here know any other method that can be used to quickly and safely fade bright clothing without causing fabric damage?
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post
Is it machine washable? If so, I'd just throw it in the washing machine on the hot setting.

Will that shrink it or will clothing only shrink if it's washed and dried at a hot temperature?
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Does anyone here know any other method that can be used to quickly and safely fade bright clothing without causing fabric damage?
Google Tardis. Not widely available but if you can find one. You don't mention what the fabric is. You don't mention what quickly is. But you won't find anything that is really safe and quick. Clothes tend to be made to not fade quickly. Hang it up in the sun and turn it so the sun hits it evenly. Eventually it might fade.
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
Google Tardis. Not widely available but if you can find one. You don't mention what the fabric is. You don't mention what quickly is. But you won't find anything that is really safe and quick. Clothes tend to be to not fade quickly. Hang it up in the sun and turn it so the sun hits it evenly. Eventually it might fade.
According to the tag it's 100% washable cotton that should be washed in cold water and ironed at a warmed temperature. When I mentioned quickly I was referring to a fading method that would only require a few hours if not a few days. I apologize for my vagueness.
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Does anyone know another way of quickly fading a bright-colored shirt that'll only require a few hours, if not days?
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Does anyone know another way of quickly fading a bright-colored shirt that'll only require a few hours, if not days?

A diluted solution of bleach in the wash
post #8 of 8
Wash it with RIT Color Remover

OR

Sunlight Machine Dishwashing Powder
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