How to bleach peacock feathers

If you are looking for a beginner’s guide on how to bleach peacock feathers, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are the essential steps to follow:

  1. Gather your materials: You will need peacock feathers, bleach (sodium hypochlorite), vinegar or water for cleaning and removing oils, a large container with a lid, rubber gloves, a brush or comb, scissors, and a source of clean water.
  2. Clean your feathers: Soak the peacock feathers in vinegar or water for at least an hour to remove dirt, oils, and other impurities.
  3. Remove any dyes or stains: Use a brush or comb to gently scrub off any dirt or debris, and soak stubborn stains in water or vinegar for an extra hour.
  4. Bleach your feathers: Fill the container with enough bleach to fully submerge the feathers and pour it over them, stirring gently. Leave the feathers in the bleach for 30-45 minutes, ensuring they are completely submerged.
  5. Rinse and dry: Rinse the peacock feathers thoroughly with clean water and let them dry completely. Trim off any excess feathers or uneven ends.

  6. Enjoy your new peacock feathers: Use your bleached peacock feathers for birdwatching nests, fashion accessories, or as decoration for your home.


Sodium hypochlorite is the most effective and safe option for bleaching peacock feathers. Feathers should be left in the bleach for 30-45 minutes, depending on their size and color. Yes, you can bleach peacock feathers with dyes or stains, but you may need to pre-treat them with water or vinegar before bleaching to remove any stubborn dirt or stains.

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