I love a nice pair of dark denim but one of the biggest downsides to wearing them is that often a new pair tends to bleed dye all over your lighter color shoes, shirts, and even chairs.
Today I am going to share with you a little life-hack to prevent those annoying instances when your dark jeans ruin everything!
(side note: I recently bought white dining room chairs and I will not let anyone who is wearing untreated dark denim sit on them- …. this was also the moment I realized, I’ve become my mother!)
Without further ado, here are a few simple steps to treating dark denim:
- Turn your jeans inside out
- Wash them with cold water
- After the 1st wash, soak your jeans in COLD water adding one cup of white vinegar.
- Soak for 30 minutes.
- Re-wash jeans in cold water and detergent.
- Air-dry Jeans.
- Test: take a piece of white cloth and rub onto the jeans (if there is still bleeding repeat vinegar soak- one more time).
The acidity of the vinegar is said to help seal the dye in your denim. You can also wash your denim with vinegar to prevent your denim color from fading!