How To Remove Blood Stains From Silk Using Salt

Silk is a soft and luxurious material, it is just as susceptible to stains as any other material. Blood stains tend to be amoung some of the worst stains as far as removal, but in actuality, removing them isn’t quite as bad as it seems. Blood is a protein-based stain that requires specific care to remove. Most of the usual methods used to remove blood, aren’t safe for silk, but that doesn’t make it impossible. You can effectively remove blood stains without damaging the silk in the process.

What You Will Need:

  • Salt
  • Clean cloth or sponge
  • Meat tenderizer

Instructions

  1. Mix 5g table salt into 240ml cold water.
  2. Dip a clean cloth or sponge into the solution, and squeeze it gently to expel excess moisture.
  3. Lay the silk item flat with the stain facing up.
  4. Sponge the solution onto the stain with the cloth to remove it.
  5. Rinse the area by holding it under cool running water.
  6. Allow the silk item to air dry, and repeat the process if necessary until the stain is gone.

Tips

  • You can use this method on non-washable fibres such as wool and carpet
  • As with all methods be sure to test the material in a small discrete place to ensure the material will not be damaged

 

 

Created by Mistral Pure Chemicals. View website

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