Acid washing



a process in which a denim garment is treated with a bleach solution containing chlorine-soaked stones so that the color becomes faded and the material is softer.
Historical Examples

The action of platinum salts upon a paper containing animal sizing gave it a tint which no amount of acid washing could remove.
Crayon Portraiture Jerome A. Barhydt

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