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How to get mould off silk ties

Mold is a common problem that grows on a variety of surfaces such as wood, tiles and fabric. When mould grows on delicate items such as silk ties, it can deteriorate the silk beyond repair. However, since silk is a delicate fabric, normal mould removal solutions cannot be used on it. Fortunately, there is an all-natural mould remover that will get rid of the fungus without damage to your silk ties.

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  1. Lay out the silk tie flat on a level location. Remove the surface mould from the silk by wiping with a damp cloth.

  2. Fill a small container with equal parts white vinegar and water. Saturate a cloth in the mixture and wring out the excess. The cloth should be damp but not soggy.

  3. Blot the silk tie with the dampened cloth. Vinegar is an all-natural deodoriser and cleaner that kills mould and mildew without harsh chemicals.

  4. Rinse the silk tie in cool water. Lay out a towel flat and place the wet silk tie on the towel. Roll the tie and towel up. The dry towel will absorb the water from the silk tie. Repeat this step several times with dry towels until the tie is not dripping wet.

  5. Lay out the silk tie on a dry towel and allow to air-dry. Keep the tie away from direct heat and out of direct sunlight.

  6. Warning

    Never use bleach on your silk items.

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Things You'll Need

  • Cloths
  • Small container
  • White vinegar
  • Towels

About the Author

Amanda Flanigan began writing professionally in 2007. Flanigan has written for various publications, including WV Living and American Craft Council, and has published several eBooks on craft and garden-related subjects. Flanigan completed two writing courses at Pierpont Community and Technical College.

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