It is really hard to remove oil-based stains from silk because of the sensitive nature of silk fabric. In general, with a few household items, we can easily remove oil stains and restore our silk to new again.
Steps to Remove Oil-Based Paint from Silk
- Scrape the oil paint with spoon as much as possible.
- Moisten a sponge with dry cleaning solution.
- Gently wipe the stain with the sponge, working from the outer edges to the center to prevent the stain from spreading.
- Follow this with an application of the dry spotter.
- Moisten a soft cloth with a dry spotter and place it on top of the stain. Then, the stain will be transferred from the silk to the cloth.
- Replace cloth regularly to keep clean cloth on stains.
- Moisten the stain and the cloth continuously with dry blotter.
- Rinse the stained area with dry cleaning solvent after the stain disappears.
- Dry it.
How to Make Dry Spotter
Dry spotters, stain removers, can absorb grease and oil type stains because they contain dry solvents.
- Apply a portion of the coconut oil in a clean, airtight container. If there is no coconut oil, mineral oil can be replaced, but it may not have the same effect.
- Mix the coconut oil with 8 parts of liquid dry solvent thoroughly.
- Keep the container sealed to avoid evaporation of the solution.
- If you don’t want to make dry spotter by yourself, you can purchase Thoro, K2R or Carbona. Before cleaning, you should test dry spotter on a small, hidden area to ensure they are safe for the silk fabric.
- Keep all dry-spotters out of the reach of children because they may be toxic.
- Use dry-spotters carefully, for they, sometimes, are flammable.
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