How to wash Satin?

By Nitin Hariyani

How to Wash Satin

Satin is beautiful when it is well taken care of. One of the best ways to take care of your satin material is by keeping it clean and getting rid of stains as quickly as possible. This can help to ensure that the product maintains its fresh looks. When this question comes in your mind How to wash-

  • Satin fabric is Easily washed by washing machine and hand.
  • To wash satin always use cold water or chemical-free detergent.
  • To maintain the shine of satin fabric protect from direct sunlight.
  • Avoiding squeezing the satin fabric after wash because it reduces its original shape and size.
  • After washing and drying the satin fabric, it is now time to iron it. When you iron the satin, always keep its inner surface out of the way and make sure that the temperature of the iron is between 100 to 140 degrees.

Read this blog to keep your satin fabric clean. These tips help to get out of that washing trouble of satin. It is always important to understand fabric quality while you use or clean that fabric.

Understand the fabric

Satin can be made of different kinds of materials. What makes this product unique is its glossy and shiny finish. Satin can be made of cotton, silk, polyester, rayon or wool. The secret of the shiny look of this fabric is in the weaving technique. To even further enhance the shiny and shimmering look, manufacturers run the fabric through hot cylinders during production.

Clothes made of satin are very subtle and therefore, require special attention. This is why most manufacturers include a care instruction in the product label/tag. This care instruction will also indicate the kind of material(s) the satin is made from. Checking the tag/label will give you a better idea of how to best care for your product.

Depending on the materials used for a satin fabric, it can either be dry cleaned or hand washed. Quite a good number of satin materials can be machine washed using a gentle cycle. The kind of washing detergent and water temperature to be used is dependent on the kind of material. For instance, the kind of detergent and water temperature required for silk satin is different from the one required for polymer satin.

Step by Step Guide to Washing Satin

 How to wash Satin

Step 1: Always read the Care Instruction

It is always very important to read the care instruction on the product label/tag. Most manufacturers will always provide you with the best ways to wash your material. For those who are new to the area of laundry, it is important to follow these instructions. Except if you are a professional with a lot of experience, where the care instruction says dry clean, it is important to keep to the instruction.

For most professionals, hand washing is the preferred option when it comes to caring for the satin. This is because it is gentler to the fabric than machine wash.

Step 2: Get Rid of Any Form of Stain

The method used for removing stains from satin fabrics depends on the kind of stain and the kind of material. Avoid the use of bleaching agents of satin for the removal of stains. It can damage the fabric by causing discoloration to it. The use of an enzyme-based stain remover is most preferred for satin.

How to get rid of oil stains from satin

Use this simple home remedy to get rid of oil stain from your satin. The first thing to do with an oil stain is to first of all lift it off the material using a clean tissue or towel. Cover the spot with flour and allow to stay for at least an hour. This will give the flour enough time to absorb the oil.

The next step is to brush off the flour and spray the area with a pre-treat. Allow the pre-treat to last for up to 5 minutes before washing your satin with warm water. This will get rid of the oil stain.

How to rid of blood stains from satin

Bloodstains can be pretty tough to deal with just like oil stains. This simple technique will help you get rid of the bloodstain. First, soak the affected portion in cold water and allow for up to an hour. This will help breakdown the bloodstain making it easy to remove.

One other important step to take is to turn the fabric inside out and apply a mild detergent to the affected spot. Rub gently to get rid of the bloodstain before washing it with cold water.

How to get rid of stains caused by dirt to a fabric

Before getting rid of dust stains from your satin, it is important to get rid of excess debris. This will reduce the chances of the dust spreading on the material. You can do this by using a brush with a soft bristle.

Drop a tiny amount of mild liquid soap to the affected spot and rub gently with a soft cloth until suds appear. Use soft material to gently dab the spot to lift the stain off the fabric. Repeat this process as required to get rid of all the stains.

Step 3: Washing the Fabric

Most kind s of satin can either be hand washed or machine washed depending on your preference. However, washing satin with hands is the most preferred because it’s more fabric friendly. Hand washing will also ensure that your satin remains shiny for a long time.

Hand-washing the satin fabrics 

Beforehand washing, you need the following items:

  • A mild laundry detergent
  • Enzyme based stain remover
  • A large basin (or a sink)
  • A cloth steamer or iron

Mix your mild detergent with cold or lukewarm water as requires by the product care description in the sink or large basin. Mix together till suds begins to appear. Ensure you turn your fabric inside out before soaking it into the mixture for about 5 minutes. Avoid soaking the item for too long to keep the item from wearing off.

In case you have to deal with stains, the enzyme-based stain remover will be handy. They get rid of stains without causing damage to your fabric.

Agitate the fabric gently till the soap penetrates into the fabrics. Avoid twisting the fabric when washing as this can damage the fabric. After washing, ensure to rinse properly and get rid of all the suds. Spread in the open to air-dry.  You can ask in the comment section or mail us at we are always here to help you.

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1 comment

  • Should I wash satin polyester material that is cut fabric for making a dress? I’m worried about the ends fraying.
    I have never worked with satin.
    Thanks, Pat

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