How to clean Vintage prom dress varies by age of the head and the type of material. The main rule of thumb is to not put anything believed by the washing machine or dryer. Hand wash or dry cleaning are the best ways to clean the time, even though I used the washing machine as well when the head is too large to fit comfortably in the kitchen sink, but do not use the agitator when Eastern soaking clothes. I usually fill the washer half full of hot water, a tablespoon of salt and a mild detergent and let it soak. To move the garment around, I use a wooden spoon to gently move along the head around, taking care not to tear the material.
Vintage prom dress
Vintage prom dress cleaning depending on the type of garment material

Do not wash hands in velvet, silk or rayon crepe. These materials should always be dry-cleaned, if you need to clean, although the old silk clothing (particularly structured silk) can be easily crushed by the intense heat and chemicals used in dry cleaning. You must ensure that the tissue paper is strong enough for cleaning. Silk is likely to bleed or fibers can separate when washing by hand. Rayon crepe was so popular since the mid 30’s through the 40’s and is durable if it is wet, then it will reduce the size. The battery can be changed easily wash, steam and especially iron. This will cause the fibers to be flat and develop a bright, which is permanently damaged.

To hand wash most vintage clothing, use warm water, a tablespoon of table salt (to control bleeding tissue) and a mild detergent such as Woolite, Dreft or Ivory soap flakes. If the material is durable, I often use the tide. If the object has a bad smell, add baking soda or white vinegar to the mix a few tablespoons of either article.

If the boss has a little flaw, as one point, I recommend the following detergents. One of my favorite methods is the cleaning solution found in a Dryel box. It can be applied without having to rinse. This place is useful? Other spots of detergents that do not require washing apply white vinegar, alcohol or Dryel as Tide to Go pen can be applied on site and air dry. All these detergents should have a white cloth under the point of clean, so that you could make the stain.

The one-time Vintage prom dress cleaning methods that need to be rinsed after application are:

OXYCLEAN spray – I often use and depending on the material leave in place for 30 minutes to 2 days, then rinse and hand wash and rinse again. Then air dry in a place without direct sunlight.

Hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and water mixed in equal parts in a paste. Apply the paste in place. Let stand up for 30 minutes, then rinse, hand wash, wash again and dry air in an area without direct sunlight.

Aspirin, cream of tartar and water in equal parts mixed in a paste. Apply the paste in place. Let stand up for 30 minutes to several hours, then rinse, hand wash, wash again and dry air in an area without direct sunlight.

lemon juice with a layer of salt applied to a part and then placed in the sun for several hours. Wash solution, hand washing, rinse and air dry. This method is useful with mold, but it is useful in other points.

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