How to get stains out of a silk dress

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How to get stains out of a silk dress
Remove stains from silk at home (Gölin Doorneweerd - Swijnenburg)

Silk is such a delicate fabric that some people think it can't be cleaned at home. Dry cleaners can do the job for you, but if you need to use them on a regular basis, it can become expensive. There really isn't any reason why you can't remove a stain from silk yourself. You should, however, be careful washing it and follow the instructions to a tee.

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Things you need

  • Woolite
  • Vinegar
  • Towel

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Add a little Woolite to the stain and let it sit for a few minutes.

  2. 2

    Fill the bathtub 1/4 of the way with lukewarm water while the Woolite is pretreating the stain.

  3. 3

    Add 1/4 a capful of Woolite to the bathwater, as well as 2 tbsp of vinegar. Mix the bathwater slightly with your arm.

  4. 4

    Place the dress in the water and swirl it around a few times. Don't leave the dress in the water any longer than 5 to 6 minutes.

  5. 5

    Rinse the dress for 2 to 3 minutes under cold water.

  6. 6

    Set your silk dress on a towel and roll it up. This will get the bulk of the water out.

  7. 7

    Hang the dress up on a hanger near a heater so it will dry.

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