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How To Deal With Stains On Silk?

You are on the way to the office, just bought your coffee from Ya Kun and ready to go to work. Oh man! HOLLY S**T!! You spilled coffee all over yourself ….

While this definitely not an ideal way to start your day, it doesn’t mean that your day will become a disaster for your blouse or new tie. It also certainty does not mean that your silk is ruined … Here are some golden rules of how you should deal with stain on your silk garments:

1. Wipe but don’t press

Use a damp cloth to gently wipe or blot the stain. Don’t rub or press as this will cause the stain to further damage your clothes.

2. Keep the garment away from heat or sunlight

Heat, blow dryer, sunlight will speed up the staining process and further the journey. Ideally, you would want to take the garment off as quickly as possible because even your body heat can further set the stain. Well, we know it’s not always possible, keep yourself away from the sun as much as you can. When you get home, take it off and hang the garment up and send it to the laundry experts to professionally clean for you.

3. Really, don’t use the vinegar now

Some bloggers teach users to make use of vinegar and water to remove coffee stains from silk garments. We do NOT recommend it! It’s because in order for this method to work, you have to know the exact amount of vinegar and water needed in proportion to the coffee spilled. So unless you are a laundry expert, don’t do it.

4. Bring the garment to your laundry expert

Silk is not something you want to deal with yourself because of its dedicated nature of the fabric. So bring it to the laundry outlet or use one of the available lockers at your apartment by My Locker Laundry. Our team know how to use the right solvents to remove the stains. For instance, the variety of solvents include tannin removers, hydrogen peroxide, vegetable based products. During our pre-treatment process, we would be able to spot the stains and our experienced team will know how to properly deal with it.

Of course, when it comes to silk, always give your cleaner as much detail as you can. The more information your cleaner know about the source of the stain, the more likely they are able to treat it for you. The more specific the better it is.

Learn about other laundry tips? Continue your discovery here.

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