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Old 11-06-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I was curious if there are any hacks to hide or get rid of bleach spots on cotton shirts and blue jeans? I have a few pairs of blue jeans that have tons of spots around the bottom legs, and the one particular cotton shirt is green, that has a big bleach spot right in the middle.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:28 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Sharpie permanent marker might help in small areas.

Stop doing whatever you are doing that results in "a few pairs of blue jeans that have tons of spots around the bottom legs"!
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:40 PM
 
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The cotton shirt is a goner. Like Pitt Chick, I have successfully filled in bleach stains with a Sharpie, black is your best bet.

Around here, we call bleach wrecked items "painting clothes".
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Sharpie permanent marker might help in small areas.
And that wouldn't wash away while in the washer/dryer?
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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It will fade and need to be reapplied.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:12 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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It's PERMANENT marker, so it won't wash out immediately, but yes, it will fade.

OP, why so many bleach marks? What exactly were you doing that this happened?
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Old 11-07-2014, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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A sharpie might SAY permanent, but it WILL wash out....

You can't cover up those bleach marks...sorry to say. You could try re-dying the jeans....but those spots are permanent.
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Old 11-07-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere
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Are you my husband??? He too seems to get bleach marks on his clothes (he does his own laundry).

I would quit the bleach in the wash unless you are doing whites and even then be careful. Instead try using oxiclean powder in addition to your detergent. It really makes your clothes cleaner and fresher!

As for the already done damage....the jeans could be dyed or use a marker like others have said. As for the green shirt it probably needs to be demoted to a work around the house shirt :-(
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I would quit the bleach in the wash unless you are doing whites and even then be careful.
No way this is a washing thing!

The OP says the jeans are spotted only at the bottom of the legs.
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:31 PM
 
Location: The State Line
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Turn it into a fashion statement, and make it seem intentional.
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