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I have a vintage organza and cotton lace unlined dress. There is only slight yellowing on the standup neckline and the rest of the dress is dingy, but spotless. What should I do?
I would first try and treat the yellow with the Wash & Stain Bar. Follow by hand washing with Delicate Wash and cold water. Since the dress is vintage, it will require multiple washings, rinsings, and soakings.
Our All-Purpose Bleach Alternative is the BEST for yellowing and dinginess, but not ideal for silk. If necesary, you could do an extremely quick soak in it. Just be mindful that it may damage the fibers if subjected to the bleach alternative for an extended amount of time.
For additional tips, please reference our Silks & Delicates and Antique & Heirloom recipes.
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Wash & Stain Bar
All-Purpose Bleach Alternative 32 oz.
Delicate Wash 16 fl. oz.