How to Set Color in Silk

If you have new silk items, it's a good idea to set the color before the first wash to prevent it running. This is easy to do following these steps.


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    Dissolve a packet of Epsom salts into a tub of cold water.
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    Rinse the silk item in the Epsom salts and water mixture.
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    Wash the item separately in warm water for its first wash. The item should now be color set.
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  • Do each silk item that you have separately to avoid risking color bleeding between silk items.

Things You'll Need

  • Packet of Epsom salts
  • Cold water
  • Warm water
  • Silk item

Article Info

Categories: Laundry