Laney asked: How can I clean a cat vomit spot from a satin dress? I have an unworn wedding dress. It is cream satin. I don’t want to spend $100 to get it professionally dry cleaned, but would like the spot off so I can sell it. The spot seems to be cat vomit.
Satin is a delicate fabric so stain removal can be tricky. Ideally, you should treat the stain with a cleaner made to be gentle on delicate fabrics yet aggressive on protein and organic stains, the stuff cat vomit is made of. For both cleaning and deodorizing, give this method a try.
You Will Need:
- Everyday Stain & Odor Remover
- Cold water
- Shallow dish
- Clean, dry, white towels
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Begin by making sure that all chunks have been removed from the area. If any remain, you can scrape them away gently with a spoon or blunt-edged object.
- Apply the stain remover to the stain. Make sure you follow all label directions and spot test in a hidden place before you begin.
- If possible, soak the affected area in cold water, using the shallow dish. Allow it to sit for at least five minutes.
- After soaking, gently squeeze the water from the fabric. Roll the wet satin up in a clean towel and press lightly to remove excess water.
- Unroll the fabric and lay it flat on the second towel. Allow the piece to air dry away from sun or excessive heat.
Additional Tips and Advice
- In the case of expensive or important garments, take extra care to spot test in a hidden area, and always follow use and care instructions on the label.
- Everyday Stain & Odor Remover is pH neutral and totally non-toxic, as it’s made with all natural ingredients that are eco-friendly and enzyme based so it’s ideal for delicate fabrics with vomit stains. Woolite may be used in its place if you prefer.