to Clean a Tie
are made of delicate fabrics such as silk. If you spill ink, coffee,
juice, etc on your tie, it is difficult to remove the stain and very
often the tie is permanently ruined. Even if you manage to get the
stain out of the tie, the cleaning process will damage the tie and it
will not look as nice as before, especially for silk ties. Hence, be
careful and not to get any stains on the tie in the first place.
unfortunately you spill something on your tie, blot the stain with a
tissue or handkerchief. Remember not to rub the stain since it will
enlarge the affected area.
that you may use a moistened washcloth to rub the stain slightly and
see if the stain can be removed. Then use a hair-drier to get rid of
the moistness left. Do not hold the hair-drier too close to the tie
since high temperature can damage the fabric.
that's not successful, you may try cleaning it in water by hand.
(Note: The tie may shrink if you clean it with water. Also, you must
not put a tie in a washing machine.) Soak the stain in water and
slightly rub the stain with your hand. If a mild cleaning agent is
used, you should first apply a little of it at the back of your tie
(or other not easily seen places) to check if the cleaning agent will
weaken the color or damage the fabric of the tie.
choice is to send your tie to a dry-cleaner. However, note that the
chemicals used in dry-cleaning will make damages to your tie, even if
the dry-cleaner is among the best ones. Furthermore, a silk tie will
lose its shine after dry-cleaning.
to point out the stain to the dry-cleaner. This ensures that the
dry-cleaner will pay attention to the stain during the dry-cleaning
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