Silk clothing are delicate luxury and has to be treated with care, if treated well you will have beautiful silk products in many years.
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Rinse the stain in ice-cold water, let the water run so it's freezing.
You can rinse your clothes in the sink but even better is to rinse the stain with a shower and ice-cold water. There must be full pressure of the shower. Rinse both sides of the fabric to get the stain completely. If the stain on your clothes is not completely gone, you can take ordinary domestic salt and rub on the stain and again in ice cold water. Salten increases the ionic strength as the last of the stain disappears.
How to get rid of the stains on Silk Clothing
Before I share some tips on how to remove stains from silk fabric. I want to share some amazing facts about this luxurious fabric.
- We all know that silk is produced by silk worm but did you know that it takes about 30,000 silkworms to produce 5.45 kg raw silk.
- Silkworms exclusively fed with mulberry leaves produce the best silk.
- It is also said to sleep with silk bedding is good for the skin because of the presence of amino acids in silk.
- It is a natural self-regulating substance that is it is cool in summer and warm in winter.
So, next time you put your hand on silk fabric, remember what has gone before, to create this delicate luxury and treat it with care.
To clean your silk, easy and straightforward.
- Although silk is heat-regulating (ie cooling when it's hot and warm when it's cold), can still work up a sweat in it, but if anything happens and you've got to do a couple of 'pancakes' in the armpit of its beautiful silk shirt / tshirt, then the agent very simple. Water and vinegar mixed half made and poured onto a soft cloth (or the soft side of a kitchen sponge), then dubbed it on the stain and then rinse with lukewarm water (30 degrees Celsius).
- Use diluted ammonia (Liquid ammonia) to get deodorant stains out of silk
- If you've got tea and / or coffee on your silk, cleaned the best way to dub the area with lukewarm water and then gently rub a little glycerine on the stain. Wait half an hour and then rinse with lukewarm water.
- To remove chocolate residue, use a solution of ethanol (denatured alcohol) and household ammonia. The mixed half made, applied only to the stain and then cleaned with lukewarm water.
- Stains caused by alcohol is easier to remove right after they happened. That just happened to lukewarm water and a careful hand do the trick, but more hard life spots, glycerine can be applied, let it sit for half an hour and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
- Oil stains can be removed using talcum powder or cornstarch. Sprinkle the powder out of the stain, let it sit for 20 minutes, then remove excess powder and the area cleaned in lukewarm water.
Although it may be nice though, to take care of its silk products, especially if there is an emergency, so it is always safest to send the silk for a professional cleaning.
Do and Do not!
Below are some points that should be kept in mind while removing stains from your silk products at home.
Good advice when you clean your silk.
- Never use hot water on silk as it will distort the shape of the fabric.
- Never use chlorine products on silk.
- Never use ammonia straight on the fabric. Always dilute it with water in the ratio of 2:1.
- Never wring silk garment to remove water from it.
- Never use hot temperatures on silk as it would damage the fabric.
- Always iron a silk garment when it is damp as heat may damage the fabric if it is completely dry.
- Never use plastic sheets to store your expensive silk garments. Always use cotton bags to store them.
- Never bleach your silk garment as it would damage the colour of your fabric.
- To maintain the smoothness and shine of silk always let your silk garment to air dry (not sun dry) never put it in a machine dryer.