Monday, May 8, 2017

How to remove various types of stains from handwoven Silk sarees?

One of the first things that you need to in order to remove stains from handwoven silk sarees or any other kind of silk sarees for that matter is to identify the kind of stain that is there. Silk sarees can be worn by women for a wide variety of purposes – more often than not it is for celebratory purposes that these sarees are worn. This does not mean though that the sarees cannot be worn to work. No matter for what purpose you wear these sarees they are going to be soiled one way or the other to some or the other extent.

As far as removing the stains from these sarees is concerned it is always easier said than done. If your sarees happen to have additional elements such as sequins, beads, and embroidery the process only becomes even tougher. This is why the first thing that you need to do in this case is identify the kind of stain it is.

Removing the protein stains

Protein stains happen because of causes such as perspiration, deodorant, and blood. These stains happen to be the commonest as well. As far as materials such as silk are concerned these stains represent the toughest challenge. One of the many ways – these happen to be generally accepted in this regard as well – is to use a smallish amount of liquid detergent. In order to do this in an efficient manner you can use cotton buds so that the detergent is applied only on the affected area. You can leave the detergent on the saree for half an hour at the most and then wash it in cold water.

Taking care of your silk sarees
Removing the grease stains

Grease stains happen because of ingredients that are oil based in nature. Examples of such ingredients would include things such as butter, cooking oil, and margarine. Even cosmetic items such as lipstick can result in such stains as well. Make sure that you do not dampen the grease stains with detergent or water as that would end up damaging the material itself. Worse still, the stain would stay just the same. The best thing to do in this case would be to use a thin layer of talcum powder. It will draw out the grease effectively and lift it off the material. After that, you can use a soft brush to get rid the saree of the powder.

Removing tea and coffee stains

Tea and coffee stains are among the commonest members of their brethren. The worst part of these stains is that they spread at the rate of knots and if your saree happens to be light they would leave that indelible mark as well. You can effectively get rid of these stains by using vinegar. Just place the saree on a flat surface. Make a mixture of three tablespoons of water at room temperature and three tablespoons of white distilled vinegar. Then apply this mixture carefully with clean cloth or sponge. Just use the cloth or sponge to dab said area. Please refrain from rubbing it and continue till the stain has been removed. In case the stain in question is a stubborn one you should use pure vinegar rather than the diluted version of the same.

Removing nail polish

If you wish to remove nail polish stains from your silk saree you should use acetone. You can easily buy it from stores. At any rate, most of you know about the bottles that contain nail polish removers. It would just be as effective as acetone in this case. You can apply acetone on the affected area with a cotton bud and then just dab it. You would not need to scrub the saree to remove the nail polish. 

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