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Sateen Fabric Care Guide | 6 Simple Steps

Sateen fabric
Spot Treat

If your item is structured (such as a blazer, coat, or suit), please spot treat.

To spot treat, wet the Wash & Stain Bar and gently work into the stained area(s).

Remove soap and dirt with a wet Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth?be sure to remove all soap.

Dampen the cloth as needed, and repeat the process until satisfied.

Pretreat

When washing, always pretreat stains with Stain Solution or the Wash & Stain Bar. Focus on susceptible areas such as underarms, necklines, and cuffs. Stain Solution is ideal for protein and tannin stains, such as wine, coffee, ink, grass, urine, blood, and old, set-in stains such as pit stains. The Wash & Stain Bar works the material to remove dirt, grease, oil, and makeup. To remove odor, presoak the item for 30 minutes in cool water mixed with 1/4 cup of Scented Vinegar.

Sateen fabric
Sateen fabric
Handwash

Handwashing is always the best and safest method for washing rayon or delicate sateen items.

Add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Delicate Wash to a washbasin or sink filled with cool water.

Submerge the item and gently agitate the water with your hands to evenly distribute soap. Soak for up to 30 minutes.

Rinse well by running cool water through the item until the water is no longer soapy. Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of the item.

Machine Wash

For cotton or polyester sateen items such as sheets, machine wash with Signature Detergent on the normal cycle with hot water to achieve the deepest clean.

Wash with like colors and fabrics only.

If your item is dirty, dingy, or dull in color, add a capful of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative to the wash cycle.

Sateen fabric
Sateen fabric
Dry & Finish

Lay delicate sateen items flat in their natural shape on a drying rack or hang to dry.

For cotton or polyester sateen, tumble dry at medium temperature.

Most delicate items will be wrinkled after laundering. We recommend steaming for the best and safest finish; if ironing, use the lowest temperature setting and iron on the wrong side of the fabric (with the garment inside out). A pressing cloth between the iron and item will be safest.

To freshen between wearings, spritz with Delicate Spray or Fabric Fresh Classic.

Store

A sateen item such as a skirt or dress can be hung on a hanger; however, be mindful of clips because they can leave marks on the material.

Always store items clean.

We recommend storing in a breathable cotton storage bag to protect items from bugs.

Storing in plastic encourages yellowing and can trap mildew-causing moisture, a prime environment for bugs.

All techniques are based on textile science. Not all garments perform and react as science would predict.

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