If you stain your silk item with wine by accident, do you know how to clean it? If not, read this article and find out.
Silk is one of the most luxurious and delicate material. It is use for quite a lot of things – clothes, bed sheets, table cloths and many more. However, mishaps happen and we often get something spilled over it. One of the things that need special treatment is wine. If you accidentally spill a glass of wine over your silk clothing or table cloth, a nasty stain appears. However, there is a method how to safely clean a wine stain from a silk garment. You just need to be patient and use the appropriate products. Here is how to do it:
The important thing that you should remember, when you have a wine stain is to act quickly, always try to remove the stain as soon as possible, before it dries. According to cleaning Frankston company, dried stains are much harder to remove than fresh ones. So, as soon as the stain occurs, take a clean dry cloth and bot as much of it as you can. Turn to a clean area of the cloth from time to time. Then blot the stain with a cloth dampened in cool water. Continue with the blotting until no more of the stain can be removed. Cleaning Cranbourne company says that you should always blot and never rub, because you will spread the stain and set it deeper in.
After that, take a bowl and place it on a a flat surface. Then turn the garment inside out and place it over the bowl. Make sure you place the stained area over the centre of the bowl. Then pull the sides of the garment and make sure it is perfectly straightened over the bowl. You can put something heavy over the ends of the garment, so that it stays still.
Now take another small bowl and fill it with some water. You will have to boil the water, so either put it in microwave or on the stove, and bring the water to boil. When the water begins to boil, take it off the stove or out of the microwave and quickly pour it over the stained area. The hot water will push the stain out of the silk fibres. Cleaning Reservoir company reminds you to remember to turn the garment inside out before you begin, because otherwise, the water will set the stain deeper in, instead of removing it.
Read part two of the article, to find out how to continue with removing the wine stain.
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