Rayon is a fabric made from cotton or wood pulp created as an alternative to silk. The soft fabric becomes delicate when wet and should be laundered with great care. If a rayon garment is stained, it should be treated immediately because fresh stains are easier to remove than stains more than 24 hours old. If you get a stain on your rayon garment, treat it immediately before it becomes permanent.
Things You'll Need
- Towel or paper towel
- Liquid laundry detergent
- Stain removal product
Blot up as much of the stain as possible on the rayon garment. Use a towel or paper towel and gently press down on top of the stain to remove any excess liquid.
Turn the rayon garment inside out and rinse the stain with cold water. Rub a small amount of liquid laundry detergent directly on the stain and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Rinse the stain out gently with lukewarm water in your sink or tub. Rub the stained area between your fingers gently to help work out the stain.
Use a commercial stain removal product on the stain if it still remains. Make sure you test a small hidden area of the fabric first before applying it to the stain to make sure it does not damage its color or texture.
Launder your rayon garment according to the manufacturer’s instructions on the label. Check the garment after washing to make sure the stain is gone. If the stain remains, repeat the stain removal process. Stains are much harder to remove when dried by a dryer.
Do not use chlorine bleach to remove stains on rayon fabric. The chlorine in the bleach will weaken and damage the fabric.