In this article, we have compiled ways to clean your cotton & silk saree. Important information for maintaining your handloom sarees is compiled here.
- Proper care and maintenance of your saree
- The best method for removing greasy marks from white sarees.
- When silk sarees lose their shine, what can be done to get them back?
- How do I loosen up my starched saree?
- The best method for removing lipstick off sarees.
How to Clean a Saree: The Basics
Once an expensive seven yards has been purchased, careful handling is required to prevent the fabric from being damaged during storage or washing. So when washing your sarees, keep these things in mind.
- Soak a cotton saree for 10 to 15 minutes in a pail of warm water with rock salt before you wash it for the first time. Doing so will ensure the color sticks to the saree and prevent it from “bleeding” into other loads of laundry.
- When laundering a cotton saree, be sure to use use a gentle detergent. Instead of wringing it out, hang it over the faucet and let the water drip.
- If you want your cotton saree to look fresh and clean, starch it after each wash.
- The saree’s color will fade if you dry it in direct sunlight, so hang it up in a shady area instead.
- Keep the saree in a dark, calm, and dry place, away from any sources of moisture or direct sunshine.
- A silk saree should never be washed, either by hand or in a machine.
- If the saree is stained, use cold water to remove the stain as soon as possible.
- Silk sarees should only be cleaned in a dry cleaning solvent.
- The color of a silk saree will fade if it is dried by the sun.
- If you wrap the saree up, the embroidery threads will get twisted.
- Keep the saree folded in a muslin fabric made of soft cotton. This will give the saree room to breathe and stop it from clinging to others in a stack.
- The gold embroidery will fade and turn black if the saree is stored in plastic.
How to remove food stains from your white sarees?
Wearing a crisp white tant, jamdani, or garad saree to a formal event is a breath of fresh air. However, your happiness may be quickly shattered if you were to accidentally spill some of that delicious curry over the soft upholstery. Even the most powerful detergents and soaps are useless when removing certain food stains. To eliminate these marks, consider this helpful advice.
- Start by wetting the stained areas, then applying a thick layer of white toothpaste over the stains on both sides of the fabric.
- Hang the saree up for three to four days to dry.
- Remove the paste from your teeth now. In that case, it’s excellent to know that the stain has been eliminated.
- If the stain has faded but is still noticeable, try again and keep trying until it is gone. Following these steps may safely and effectively remove most oil, turmeric, and other food stains off white clothing without damaging the color or fabric. To get the best results, use toothpaste with bleach.
How to restore the lost shine in silk sarees?
There is always a danger that your silk saree will lose some of its shine whether you hand wash it or send it to the dry cleaners. However, these straightforward procedures will help revive your silk sarees to their former glory. [Explore Suta Coupon]
- Mix equal parts white vinegar and warm water in a clean bucket to create a diluted cleaning solution (Use 1 tablespoon of vinegar for every liter of water).
- For around three to five minutes, submerge the saree in the vinegar solution.
- Rinse the saree in cold running water after removing it from the solution.
- Rinse well to remove any trace of vinegar and its distinct odor.
- Next, gently squeeze the saree without twisting or wringing it out.
- Wrap the saree in a big, fluffy towel to dry it. To fit the saree on the towel, you may need to fold it.
- To remove excess water from the saree, roll it in the towel and gently press it. Then, take the saree from the towel and dry it thoroughly by hanging it.
- Avoid having it turned where it will be subjected to direct sunlight. Silk sarees dry rapidly, and their luster returns once dry.
Don’t wait for the saree to dry entirely before ironing if necessary. It should be ironed when still moist, either on the inside or on the silk setting. Please test a small, inconspicuous part of the saree before ironing the entire thing to be sure it doesn’t shrink or fade.
Silk sarees should never be dried in a machine dryer. The dryer’s harsh, dry heat might permanently damage the silk.
How to soften the stiffness in starched sarees?
When properly starched and ironed, Crisp cotton sarees are a joy to drape during business meetings and other formal functions. Starched sarees, on the other hand, might be challenging to wear because of their stiffness. This is common with freshly laundered cotton sarees and some of the finest silks, such as garad and tussar. Here are some easy solutions to make your starched sarees more comfortable to wear.
- Steam ironing the saree will soften it without eliminating the starch. To prevent damage to the saree, iron it in the proper setting for the cloth.
- Soaking the saree in cold water for 30 minutes will remove the starch. To get rid of the starch, wash the saree, let it air dry, and then steam iron it.
- Soak the saree in a pail of cold water with half a cup of distilled white vinegar for 30 minutes if it is excessively starched. After that, you should hand-wash the saree, hang it to dry, then steam-press it. The starch has been removed, and it is now fluffy.
How to remove lipstick stains from your sarees?
When you’re in a rush to put on your lipstick, it’s easy for it to smudge into your saree, especially if it’s white. Stop stressing! You can get rid of even the darkest lip stain if you act soon enough.[Explore Bahuji Coupon]
- Place the stained area of the saree on white tissue paper, with the stain side down.
- Dab the stain with mild soap using a clean white cloth. Let the soap sit on the color for 10 minutes.
- Press the stained area with a clean white cloth. The lipstick and soap will seep into the paper towel underneath. Now replace the paper towel quickly. If not, the lipstick will spread on it and may stain the saree back. Repeat this as long as the lipstick seeps into the paper towel.
- Rinse and wash the saree as you would typically do in cold water.
- If some stain remains, repeat steps 2-4.
- Dry the saree only after the stain is entirely gone.