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How To Remove A Stain From Your Silk Tie

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Silk ties are a formal necessity, they can often be pricey, and yet they are extremely susceptible to ruin if you stain them. They are not really meant to be cleaned, a skilled dry cleaner can often remove the stain, but sometimes the stain is too much for the tie. But there are some tips that, if you follow, can increase the chance to remove the stain without damaging the tie.

WHAT DO I DO TO TREAT THE STAIN?

The first thing you can do is act immediately. As soon as the stain occurs, respond to it. The longer the stain stays on the tie, the more time it has to bond with the silk fibers.

The second thing to do is resist the natural reaction to treat the stain with water. Water is bad for silk

The third thing you can do is to dab a small amount of stain remover on to the tie. Be careful not to apply too much as it could alter the color of the tie.

Fourthly, blot the stain with a paper towel.

Lastly, you must dry clean your tie for best treatment.

The best chance you have to prevent a stain on your tie is to apply a protection spray to your ties prior to wearing them.

If you have a tie that currently has a stain or would like to know more about stain removal, contact Mark Pressed4Time today.

image credit: Yogma on flickr



Tuesday, June 14, 2011 written by Mark Pressed4Time
Tags:  dry cleaning, protection, silk, spot treatment, stain removal, Ties
Categories:  Around Hampton Roads, Dry Cleaning Tips, Wedding Gown Preservation