If you have just purchased satin fabric, you might wonder how best to clean it.

Satin is a smooth, soft fabric comprising filament fibres of nylon and silk, making it suitable as an upholstery material and for designing clothes. 

However, cleaning satin can be challenging since it’s easy to rip the fabric if you don’t know what to do. So, to help out in that regard, here we have explained how to clean the material so that you can keep your attractive satin dress ready for any occasion.

How To Clean Satin

We have narrowed down the basic steps that you can follow for cleaning most satin fabrics. You can also check the label as it carries the necessary information about the durability of the fabric and the suggested cleaning method. 

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1. Use Cold Water 

You can wash the satin upholstery or clothing by hand or in the washing machine. However, it would be best to use cold water since it’s a delicate fabric, and warm water might harm its integrity.

What’s more, you’ll require a suitable detergent, so make sure that it’s convenient for gentle washing and won’t damage the material. 

2. Let It Soak

If you’re using the washing machine, remember to place it on the delicate cycle; hand washing, on the other hand, is a little more detailed. 

For starters, you need to let the fabric soak in the sudsy water for a duration of three to five minutes. After that, gently squeeze the suds so that they pass through the fabric. 

Take your time, be thorough, and once you’re satisfied that there are no more suds, rinse the cloth with cold water. 

3. Drying 

This is the most critical part of cleaning satin because you can’t dry it like other fabrics. As it’s incredibly soft and delicate, we suggest you don’t wring or twist the material to retain its shape and texture. 

Neither can you place it in a dryer, so you’ll need to adopt an innovative strategy. It would be best to place a clean, dry towel on the ground, following which you can put the fabric on top of it. 

Then, jelly-roll the towel, applying just the right amount of pressure to squeeze the water out. After that, take out the dress or upholstery and place it on another clean, dry towel before leaving it to air dry. 

That said, keep the fabric away from direct sunlight and excessive heat to prevent ruining it. 

4. Ironing 

Before it is ready for use, the last step is ironing it once it’s dry. Like with the washing machine, you should choose medium or light settings on the iron to minimise the chances of damage. Also, make sure that there’s no steam and you’re using a regular iron. 

Start ironing the fabric inside out in quick, efficient strokes, ensuring that it doesn’t hover over one portion for more than a few seconds. Take care to remove all the creases, and the dress or furniture cover should be ready for use. 

How To Clean Satin

Now, you know how to clean satin fabrics without losing the smooth texture and vibrant colours. 

We tried to detail the steps simply, making it easy for first-time satin owners to clean the material. But as it’s a delicate fabric, you can’t afford to wash satin regularly, meaning maintenance is the key. 

Hence, dusting and wiping the cloth should be part of your daily chores not to deteriorate or accumulate dust. Keep this in mind, and the fabric’s durability will surprise you.

And remember, if you need any assistance with your new satin material, you can get in touch with our team anytime!

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