Many bleach stains on clothing can be covered with a permanent marker. Discover how to cover bleach stains on clothes with tips from a tailor in this free clothing care video.
I'm at Deluxe a local resale clothing store where we also have local designers fashions and where we also do redesign and alterations. And right now I'm going to show you how to cover some bleach spots with permanent markers. So black is usually the easiest on black. I know there's many different shades of black so what you want to do is put less on rather than more. And I'm just going to show you, say this is a meandering, from the design, bleach spot, so what I'm going to do is put it on my finger and just barely touch the surface with my black marker. And then if it blends in at first that's fine. Just don't put too much on because then it would make the spot darker. So I'm using kind of the edge of that marker. And I've got it where I want it. That is, it's a little darker so let me go for this other one down here where we're just going to barely, barely cover. I'm using the edges of my marker to kind of blend it in by layers so I can get it just where I want it. And I think I'm going to leave that one like that. It's a little lighter but it blends in very nicely. Now this other one. Permanent markers come in different colors now too, so this is an experimental one. I bleached this spot out of this green piece of fabric and obviously you can't get all different colors of green markers so this totally experimental. It may or may not work. So this is new for me, too, but what I'm going to try to do is use the long edge of this rather than the tip. And I'm going to try to feather this a little bit. You want less rather than more. And you just start out real lightly. Just barely touching it and feathering it kind of out from the bleach spot. You can do it in both directions to kind of get it to go blend in to the color that's already there. I'm not going to do this real dark because it'll have a totally different color green but I just wanted to blend that white part in a little bit. And you can just feather it in as much or as little as you want. And, again, there's all different colors of permanent markers for all different fabrics. What it'll do is take out that white blaring spot. So even if you don't get it totally blended to the exact color you're taking out the glaring white of the bleach spot. And I think I'm just going to leave it right there to show you kind of how to blend in so it's a little more disguised. Because it is experimental. And that's how we take care of fixing bleach spots in fabrics.