Silk clothing, made from luxurious natural fibers, has cool, comfortable and durable characteristics. If your silk is contaminated with oil, act quickly. Thus, even oily stains such as oil, lotion, salad dressing and butter can be easily removed. However, if the stain stays for 24 hours or longer, it may be difficult or impossible to remove. Please read the Apparel Care label first. If the label indicates that the silk needs dry cleaning, please send it to a professional dry cleaner.
Steps to Remove Oil Stain from Silk
- Mix 1 part liquid dish soap and 10 parts water to make mild detergent solution. Never use dishwasher detergent, for it may damage the silk.
- Test color fastness of silk first by treating hidden part of clothing. If the silk fades, take it to a professional dry cleaner.
- Use a pipette or clean sponge to apply a small amount of soap solution to the stain, and then gently spray the solution into the stain with your fingertips. And let it stay for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Wash clothes immediately according to the clothing care label. If appropriate, you can add some baby shampoo in lukewarm water, and then wash the item.
- Rinse the silk in clean water gently.
- Wrap the clothes softly in a soft white towel and place them flat to dry it.
Note: If the stain is still visible, repeat the above process.