Not sure how to go about removing stains from silk? You're not alone. Sweat stains on silk items are particularly tricky (and a bit off-putting), but you don't want to run to the dry cleaners for every little stain and spill, especially because they can set-in stains. You can also save a lot of money and keep your silk items looking their best by removing stains from silk at home.
Silk is a gorgeous indulgence. It also is one of the fabrics we get the most questions about at The Laundress, which is why we created a line of stain-fighting fabric care products like the Stain Solution and the Wash & Stain Bar. Together, these two powerful cleaning solutions can tackle sweat stains on silk and more, including wine, coffee, ink, dirt, makeup, oil and more.
For more tips on removing stains from silk and home cleaning ideas, check out the Clean Talk Blog and keep reading for detailed silk washing, drying, and storing instructions. While silk is washable, the dyes are often not stable to wash. If color-blocked or printed, test for color bleeding to ensure best results.
While silk can absolutely be washed with the right tools and moves, sometimes the dyes used in this fabric are often not stable enough to wash. Silk can also have a finish that may be removed with washing; for example, a smooth finish may become pebbled. Before washing, always perform a water test to ensure best results.