Silk is a delicate fabric. It needs extra care and maintenance. If done right, you can preserve your silk for decades and get the best return on your investment. After all, a silk kurta never goes out of fashion. But you can never be too careful around a baby.
Feeding time or just enjoying playtime after a feed can lead to accidental milk stains on your prized silk kurta. Milk stains can ruin your expensive garment. To keep your silks looking as fine as the day you bought them, treat the stains as soon as it occurs. Getting rid of milk stains from your silk kurta is easy. Just follow the few simple steps given here.
If you are dealing with a stubborn stain, scrub the stained area with a soft brush. However, remember that vigorous scrubbing can damage your fabric.
Step 1: Soak Your Garment
Soak your stained silk garment in cold water for 10 minutes as soon as the stain occurs. Do not soak your silks in lukewarm or hot water, as it will make the milk stains even harder to get rid of.
Step 2: Prepare a Cleaning Solution
In a fresh bucket of cold water, add 2 tbsp. of mild detergent. Soak your stained silk garment in this solution for half an hour. Then, rub the stained area of the fabric with your fingers. You’ll notice that the milk particles have loosened up. Soak the garment in the cleaning solution for a few more minutes.
Step 3: Check for Stains
If the milk stains haven’t come off yet, repeat Step 2.
Step 4: Wash Your Fabric
Add 1 tbsp. mild detergent in a bucket of lukewarm water. Gently hand-wash your silk kurta and let it air-dry.
Well, your job is done! The milk stains are gone and you can go back to spending time with your baby.