How To Clean A Silk Tie
Anyone that owns a silk tie should know how to clean a silk tie. Silk ties are a perfect addition to any business suit. It brings a certain style and sleekness to any look. Silk isn't cleaned like a traditional fabric, you have to be careful with the products you use on it. One mistake could ruin a nice looking expensive silk tie. Making sure that the proper care is taken when cleaning a silk tie could make sure it makes it through the cleaning. A mistake that can easily be made is putting water on a silk tie. Putting water on a silk tie will ruin it, avoid this. Most of the time, whenever cleaning a silk tie happens, it's usually spot cleaning. Depending on what kind of stain you have determines how you should clean it.
For most stains, you spot clean it a simple and easy way. For this you'll need:
- Paper Towels.
- Stain Remover.
Whenever you clean a silk tie with an average stain, remember to be very careful. To clean a tie, do as follows:
- Take the stain remover and put a very small amount on the paper towel.
- Take the silk tie and very gently rub the stain with the paper towel.
If a silk tie has a grease stain on it, it's best to use the following tools to clean it:
- A flat surface.
- Corn starch or talcum powder.
- A paper towel and a soft cloth.
To clean a silk tie stain, do as follows:
Lay the cloth down on the flat surface.
Put the tie, stain up, on top of the towel.
- Sprinkle a fair amount of the talcum powder or corn starch on the stain.
- Leave the tie to sit for as long as possible, it's suggested it sits overnight.
After it sits for the desired amount of time, take the paper towel and gently brush off the corn starch or talcum powder.
- Repeat the process if the stain is still there. It may take two or three times for the stain to come out of the silk tie.
Silk is a very delicate fabric. It's best to be very careful when you are wearing it. Silk ties are sometimes expensive, so taking care of them is important to get many years of use out of them. Make sure that the stains are treats as soon as possible when you're dealing with silk ties. The longer a stain sits the less likely it is to come out of the silk tie.