Is it so hard to take care of silk items?
No, maybe not as difficult as you think. Just follow the easy steps to take care of it properly.
No matter what kind of silk product, in order to maintain the luster and texture of silk, it needs to pay attention to it when you care.
- <= lukewarm water (30°C/86°F)
- Wash different colors separately.
- Use neutral or special detergent
- Cold Iron As Needed
- Do Not Use Bleached
- Avoid direct sunlight exposure
- Do Not Tumble Dry
- Keep out of touch with
- Pets/sharp objects.
HOW TO WASH SILK AT HOME?
Handwashing is always the best and safest way for delicate silk items. （DRY CLEAN is also acceptable)
Let's see the step-by-step instructions.
- Fill a basin with <= lukewarm water 30℃/86°F, and soak the silk items in water before taking them out.
- Add a few drops of special detergent or neutral soap for silk items.
- Mix the special detergent or neutral soap in the water.
- Soak the silk items after the special detergent dissolved completely. *Note: It should not be soaked in water for more than 15 minutes.
- Gentle clean with your hands.
- Rinse all the detergent or soap after washing.
- Dry with a towel. Do not wring dry. a. Put wet silk on a towel and fold the towel over it. b. Gently press to remove exes water. You can also, without rubbing, dry it with a dry towel by lightly tapping them. Pro tip: Use a white cotton towel so it won't transmit the color. You don't want to miss this step because it will leave the silk items drier so they will need less time to be dried and be exposed to the environment.
- Finally Dry-Hang the silk items to avoid direct sunlight exposure. Hang them on the hanger for the drying rack in a well-ventilated room away from sunlight. It should be dry in an hour.
HOW TO REMOVE STAINS FROM SILK FABRIC AT HOME?
It can be tricky when getting stains out of the silk. Because silk is a delicate fabric and using harsh methods can damage it. It's better to bring the stained silk to dry cleaners. Note: If there is any reminder for only "Dry Clean", you shouldn't use any homemade remedies to treat the stain.
Here are 6 general rules for taking off stains from Silk items.
- Treat quickly Acting quickly is the best option. Old stains are much more difficult to clean than fresh ones.
- Don't use commercial stain cleaner. Commercial stain cleaners will damage silk items permanently.
- Choose stain origin. Consider what kind of stain, and you can follow different steps accordingly.
- Try to remove a fresh stain. Try to use a paper towel, cotton balls, or other materials to absorb and drain out.
- Always test your solutions. Always test to apply it to a small and hidden area and then add it to the visible part of the silk when using a cleaning solution. And you will be sure that you are not damaging them while trying to dab the stain. Finally, try to use a clean & white cloth to dab.
- Don't be harsh. Although stains can be stubborn, silk is still a very delegated fabric and it should be treated as one. That is why you should never rub the stain, wring the silk items or be in any way harsh to it.
HOW TO REMOVE WRINKLES FROM SILK ITEMS?
Silk is a delicate fabric that can't stand the heat.
- Do not iron silk on a high setting. Please try to use a hair dryer to remove wrinkles.
- Be careful and keep the low heat that will help you to keep your silk items undamaged.
- The best way is to avoid heat and protect the silk from wrinkles. You can hang the washed silk items on a hanger without folding them. So the folds won't become unwanted wrinkles. Please let them dry and avoid direct sunlight exposure. However, if there still are some stubborn wrinkles, you should read further.
- Damp the silk.
Step1: Fill with lukewarm water with a spray bottle to spritz the silk items till damp but not dripping wet. Step2: Put silk in cool water. If you choose this method, you should remove the excess water with a white cotton towel. Then put the wet silk items and fold the towel with gentle pressing or lighting tap.
Set your iron on the lowest setting. Check if your iron has a Delicate or Silk option, as those will be best for ironing. If your iron doesn't have, please set the minimum temperature of your iron and double-check if it matches the silk.
- Prepare the silk items for ironing.
Step 1: Put the silk inside out and unzip, unfold and unbutton all the parts. You do so so the silk would be protected from the heat and you could reach every part of the garment with the iron. Step 2: Then put 1 layer of silk on the ironing board and try to smooth it out as best as you can. Carefully place a thin white towel, cloth or T-shit over the damp smoothened silk to protect it from shrinking.
Iron the silk. Please move your iron slowly on the silk items if you like to remove the wrinkles. Prepare all the areas when you're ready to iron. Please be careful and do not stand for more than 5 seconds on a single fabric.
Iron next fabric of silk. Please lift and protect the layer. Please be cautious with your silk items, and try to iron the other wrinkled fabric. And repeat the steps a few times.
The Final step-Let it dry. It can be wet and hot after the silk items are free from wrinkles and rumples. Please hang the silk items right-side up and avoid direct sunlight exposure.