So here are some of the ties that will be taking part in my DIY cleaning trial.
|Most of the ties had small spot stains on them.|
|Except this one. These grease stains appeared after the tie was loaned to a friend who enjoyed a kebab while wearing it. A kebab that must have been very juicy.|
This is what Shannon recommends:
- Buy a bottle of cheap shampoo (the cheaper the better - go for a non branded product - to ensure that it contains little or no fruit oils).
- Wash the tie in a solution of shampoo (just a little bit of shampoo!) and blood temperature water. If the tie has spot stains, dab a little shampoo on it and rub the stain.
- Rinse the tie in blood heat water (the same temperature as it was washed in). This is the most important part - test the water temperature on the inside of your wrist. If you use cold water, the change in temperature can make the tie go wrinkly.
- Lay it flat on a towel in the shade to dry (not in the wind - it will wrinkle!).
|I laid my clean ties on a bath towel inside.|
Look at how beautifully these ties cleaned up!
|Look at that - no kebab juice!|
|Nice clean ties.|
I am impressed with the results. Cleaning silk ties at home is simple and easy!