How to Wash Satin Sheets

Satin sheets need special attention when washing to ensure that they stay in top shape. This article will guide you through the process of washing your satin sheets without ruining them.


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    Hand-wash the sheets in lukewarm water. Use a gentle fabric wash.
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    Hand-wring the sheets. Note that wet satin tears very easily, so handle with care. The best method is to place the sheets inside an absorbent white towel and then wring.
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    Hang to dry. Hang the sheets over a clothes horse or other similar hanging place out of the sun. If you cannot hang it out to dry, use the lowest setting in a clothes dryer.
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  • This is suitable for acetate or silk satin sheets.


  • Never dry satin in direct sunlight. Drying on a porch on a sunny day is fine but not on a line under the sunshine.

Things You'll Need

  • Lukewarm water
  • Gentle fabric wash
  • Absorbent white towel
  • Clothes horse or very low heat dryer
  • Satin sheets

Article Info

Categories: Bedding and Mattress Care | Washing Delicates