When talking about tough food stains, some users may ignore milk. However, milk can be stubborn. Once milk’s protein has dried and forms a hard surface, it is surprisingly durable, thus it has been used to make paint for centuries. As silk is made of protein, milk is particularly difficult to remove from it. However, there are some ways you can try.
- Immediately moisten the milk spill area until the stains are removed. If the milk dries, the protein will coagulate and adhere to the fabric. Thus, cleaning is more difficult.
- Add warm water in a large cup, and stir in a few teaspoons of an extra-gentle detergent.
- Open the silk nightwear, and place the stained area on a clean white towel.
- Use your fingertips to apply the mild detergent solution to the affected area. Next, use a clean, absorbent cloth to dry, lift the dissolved milk.
- Repeat the wetting and blotting process until no further milk is visible.
- Hand wash shirts in warm water with the same mild detergent. Use a large towel to dry the shirt. Never wring it.