bleaching feathers

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by piecemaker, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. piecemaker

    piecemaker Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    Not sure I'm in the right category. A friend wants to know how to get her white peacock feather white ( the ones that are not on the bird). She wants to do some arrangments with them. She said she has tried bleach with no luck. Does some one have any suggtions for her. She also wanted to know if any one knows anyhting about painting on feathers. We have seen some very pretty ones and she wants to try it. What type of paint should she try?

  2. Slightly Cracked

    Slightly Cracked Songster

    Jul 15, 2008
    N.E Oklahoma
    What about blueing(sp?) it is in the laundry detergent section. It is make to make whites WHITE. But becareful not to add to much because it will make them blue.

    I use it when I wash my white ducks and chickens to go to shows. So it can be uses on feathers safely. Just a few drops will do.

  3. mirecipes

    mirecipes Songster

    Sep 5, 2008
    Possibly try the "peroxide" that is sold at the beauty supply

    For bleaching hair to a platinum blonde tone [​IMG]

    Just bleaching feathers instead [​IMG]

    Ask the clerk..
    Altho as I remember some states require a special license to buy such stuff?

    edited to add, I see you are in Texas..You should be able to buy what you need..As for me..Must!! Darned insomnia!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2008
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Just a few drops of Mrs. Stewart's Bluing.

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