Tips on how to Whiten Cloth – Liz Marie Weblog

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Okay I one other How-to DIY for you tonight. I lately bought some chairs on-line from Laylaloou and obtained them in and so they had only a barely completely different colour than I used to be anticipating. It was a gorgeous classic uncooked slipcovered chair, but it surely had a extra inexperienced hue to it, one thing that wasn’t becoming in our residence that nicely so I made a decision to take it into my very own fingers & strive a diy whitening technique. It really works more often than not on most materials & it labored this time so I believed it could be cozy white cottage farmhouse tip to share right here with you guys…



This was the chair earlier than:


Not unhealthy, however I needed a lighter brighter cloth for my house. After my whitening course of:

I used to be so impressed with how true white these slipcovers pulled to. I used to be involved by way of the method with how yellow they honestly have been. However I feel my new whitening course of goes to be my go-to any more!

What I did:

-To see this course of on video, see my video of it on Instagram [HERE].

-Keep in mind: Each cloth/mission will probably be completely different. Some will take longer than others, some gained’t work nicely as others, & some require extra steps. Do that at your individual danger, but in addition I at all times go into it considering I can at all times dye the material if I don’t just like the outcome. You will discover the rit

-The 1st step: Get your Rit colour remover, Rit White wash, & Bleach collectively. On a facet notice this additionally took me just a few days between momming & laundry wants and order since you do wash between steps. I selected to do the recent water within the sink technique, however you should utilize the washer, or in a pot on the range as nicely. I’ll say I feel the pot or sink is one of the simplest ways for an extended soak & additionally a extra even stripping course of as you possibly can’t intervene within the washer cycle.

-Step two: Begin with the Rit colour remover. Observe the instructions on the field of the colour remover & do as they are saying. I stuffed a sink with boiling water from the range, put the colour remover in, & then dropped the slipcovers proper in. The colour began leaving the slipcovers instantly which was cool to observe. I stirred and flipped often by way of each step of the method to ensure it was stripping evenly. I did this by flipping with my fingers & stirring/poking with a spoon. I left the slipcovers in for a fairly very long time till I used to be glad with the colour that had been eliminated. This will probably be completely different for each piece.


Step three: After washing I used the identical approach with the rit white-wash within the sink. Observe the instructions on the field once more. This was one other lengthy course of & it was actually cool to see the yellow tones then come out of the white slipcovers. Once I although the white-wash did all it may I took them out & washed them once more.


Step 4: When taking the slipcovers out of the wash I nonetheless noticed some yellow tones within the slipcovers so I made a decision to do a bleach soak within the sink with the slipcovers. You gained’t wish to soak in bleach for very lengthy as they’ll flip a yellow/inexperienced tint when you soak too lengthy. I did it for about 10 months with stirring them round.

I hung the slipcovers to dry & they whitened much more within the drying course of. I’m very proud of how these turned out & they’ve a really recent cozy cottage farmhouse look now. I hope this tutorial helps you fall in love with textile items in your house once more! Thanks for stopping by the weblog at the moment & each single day to see what we’re as much as. xx


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