A soft and luxurious material, silk is just as susceptible to stains as any other material. Blood stains tend to be some of the most ominous stains as far as removal, but in actuality, removing them isn't as bad as it seems. Blood is a protein-based stain that requires specific care to remove. Many of the common methods for removing blood aren't safe for silk, but that doesn't make it impossible. You can effectively remove blood stains without damaging silk in the process.
Things You'll Need
- Table salt
- Clean cloth or sponge
- Meat tenderizer
Mix 1 tsp. of table salt into a cup of cold water.
Dip a clean cloth or sponge into the solution, and squeeze it gently to expel excess moisture.
Lay the silk item flat with the stain facing up.
Sponge the solution onto the stain with the cloth to remove it, which may completely eliminate a fresh blood stain.
Make a paste of meat tenderizer and water.
Apply the paste to the stain with a cloth or sponge by patting gently.
Rinse the area by holding it under cool running water.
Allow the silk item to air dry, and repeat the process if necessary until the stain is gone.
Tips & Warnings
- Avoid the use of harsh chemicals to remove the stain as this may damage the silk.
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