Does anyone know how to fade clothing quickly?

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  1. Mark Bradford

    Mark Bradford New Member

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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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    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Is it machine washable? If so, I'd just throw it in the washing machine on the hot setting.

    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?
     
  3. Mark Bradford

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    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?
     
  4. Nicola

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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.
     
  5. Mark Bradford

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    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
     
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    Wash it with RIT Color Remover

    OR

    Sunlight Machine Dishwashing Powder
     
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    I understand that it's an old post, but have found it trying to get the same info. Haven't tried this method, but it does look like it might work.

    Take the top or pant, etc and put it in the washer machine on the hottest setting. When the cycle is 3/4 of the way finished, add 1 cup of pure, lemon juice.

    Take the washed top and hang it in the sun for two days. Turn it every so often so that it's equally exposed.

    After two full days, see if it's faded enough. If not, repeat the process. (You can use up to 3 cups of lemon juice if you want it very faded.)

    Have no tried it yet as I just read it, myself, but I hope it will work!

    Recently bought a very nice top online and while I love the material and fit, I am very unhappy with the pattern. It's GARISH and looked much more subdued, online. I love the fit too much to return it, so I have been hunting for ways to fade it.

    Anyway. Hope you found the method that works for you and that the above was of some help.

    Happy fading!! :)
     

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