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What should I do about tomato sauce on silk?

By Dr. Laundry December 30, 2015

Q: What should I do about tomato sauce on silk?   A: Silk is such a problem to properly clean.  While some silks are treated in a way that makes hand washing them possible, others are not.  Not knowing what type of silk item your stain is on, it makes the most sense to recommend taking the item to the dry cleaner.  If you show him the stain and tell him what it is, then he can tag it for pretreating before washing.  This is very important since the solvents used in dry cleaning are often not effective at getting food stains out.  Letting the dry cleaner tag any stains for pretreating greatly increases the chances that the stain will come out.  I’m sorry I couldn’t be more helpful–thanks for writing!   –Dr. Laundry