Don’t Let Stains Keep You From Buying A Silk Tie

May 30 09:33 2011 Tiecoon Print This Article

Men tend to shy away from purchasing and wearing silk ties out of fear of getting them dirty and there is a misconception that they are hard to clean.

Nonetheless,Guest Posting a silk tie is a staple in any tie collection. Imagine that you are all dressed up for that big formal event and you have to wear a polyester tie. The suit and the shirt will not have the same appeal. So not let fear of getting the tie dirty scare you away from buying and wearing one. Cleaning and prolonging the life of your silk tie is very easy.

When cleaning and caring for a silk tie it is important to remember that the material is very delicate and there are only certain substances that can be used to clean the silk. Outlined below are some of the things that can be used on silk to clean it and how it should be used.

·         Household products – household products such as talcum powder and cornstarch are great, inexpensive products that work to effectively remove stains from your silk ties. These household products work best on silk ties that have oily stains. To remove the stain, lay the silk tie flat and shake the powder or cornstarch directly onto the stain, do not shake off the excess and leave it to sit overnight for at least eight to twelve hours. Then shake off the powder and the stain should be gone. If the stain is large and has been there for a long time the process may need to be repeated a number of times.

·         Rubbing alcohol – rubbing alcohol has many uses, one of which is removing stains from silk ties. The rubbing alcohol should never be applied directly onto the stain. Instead you should pour the rubbing alcohol onto a clean white towel or cloth and use it to dab the stain on the silk tie. The silk tie must then be dried immediately because if left too long the alcohol could also stain the silk. The process may need to be repeated several times to completely remove the stain.

·         Laundry Sticks – on the market today you will find a number of different stain removing products such as stain removal sticks. These are laundry sticks that are designed to remove stains from regular clothing but it is possible to use them on stain on your silk necktie. These sticks will only be effective if apply to the stain immediately. If the stain has been left to set into the material the laundry stick will do nothing to remove the stain. Then you will need to resort to using one of the other stain removal methods listed.

·         Water stains – many people don’t know that water and silk do not work well together and water itself can actually stain a silk tie. If by some chance you do get water on your silk necktie you need to dry the water spot immediately. The easiest way to do this is to use a hairdryer. If you do not have a hairdryer you will need to dab that water stain with a towel, do not rub, just dab. If this does not remove the stain you will need to roll the silk tie up in the towel and leave it for a few hours. If this does not remove the stain then you will need to bring the silk tie to a professional cleaner to see if the stain can be removed.

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