Silk, a natural fabric produced by silkworms, contains fine threads that create a silky smooth feel common for ties, sheets and blouses. Silk will last for many years if you properly nurse and clean it. It is difficult to remove tough stains such as grease because of the fine nature of silk. The faster you handle grease, the less likely it is to permanently discolor.
Steps to Remove Grease Stain
- Place the silk fabric flat on a smooth and level surface, sprinkle the cornstarch on the grease, and let it stay for 20 minutes.
- Use a soft cloth to gently brush away the corn starch and pour it into a garbage bin. If grease remains, you should continue with the remaining steps.
- Heat the iron in medium heat for a few minutes. Cover the flat surface with a white towel. Lay the silk fabric on the towel, and make the greasy stains face the ceiling.
- Cover the lingering grease stain with a thick layer of powdered French chalk, and then wipe the blotter paper with the preheated iron for a few seconds.
Note: Never let the iron plate touch the silk.