Britt asked: How do I get the yellow color out of old satin? I’m trying to get the yellow color out of a satin baptism outfit. What is the best way? The outfit has no stains, but is yellow due to age.
Vintage fabrics tend to yellow with age, often due to exposure to oils in chests, drawers and other storage containers. Removing the yellow takes special care, as these older fabrics are often delicate and require hand washing. Fortunately, there’s a product made just for this purpose.
You Will Need:
- Vintage Textile Soak
- Tub for soaking garment
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Fill a clean tub or bucket with water (enough to submerge the fabric).
- Add 3 tablespoons of Vintage Textile Soak per gallon of water. Stir gently to disburse.
- Place the garment in the mixture and allow it to soak for 4 to 24 hours.
- Remove the item and rinse it thoroughly with clean water.
- Press the excess water out with a dry towel or cloth.
- Lay the item flat on a dry towel, and allow it to air dry.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Before you attempt to remove the yellowing, make sure the satin in clean.
- Check fabrics for colorfastness before soaking.
- Vintage Textile Soak contains sodium perborate. Keep it away from children and pets.