Satin dresses, blouses, and coats make for luxurious, soft items to have in your wardrobe. This rich material can be quite delicate, and requires special care with regard to stain removal. A common stain on any top or dress can be the antiperspirant you wear, and removing these stains from satin is easy to do with the proper steps.
Pour a cup of white vinegar into a spray bottle. Dampen the stained area on both sides of the fabric with distilled white vinegar. Vinegar is a great stain treatment that is both natural and mild, making it ideal for delicate satin.
Blot at both sides of the fabric with clean paper towels, pulling out antiperspirant and preventing it from getting rubbed into the fibers further. Resoak with white vinegar and repeat until most of the antiperspirant is out.
Rinse the area with cool water and then hand-wash or wash with cool water on the gentle cycle. Use gentle detergent meant for delicate fabrics. Allow your garment to air-dry, as delicate satin should not be dried with heat.
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Amy Davidson is a graduate from the University of Florida in Gainesville, with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She also writes for local papers around Gainesville doing articles on local events and news.
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