How do you restore yellowed silk?
- Soak in a Vinegar Solution. In a sink, large wash bowl, or bucket, add 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar to every 1 gallon lukewarm water.
- Gently Towel-Dry the Item. Spread the garment on a heavy, clean white towel, and roll it up to absorb the water.
Why does white silk go yellow? Silk can turn yellow for various reasons, such as exposure to perspiration, extended storage time and improper cleaning methods.
How do you fix Discoloured silk? To treat your discoloured silk, you will need a large bowl for washing, cold water, delicate detergent or silk wash and vinegar. Vinegar is known to help prevent yellowing of silk. Do not use bleach as it destroys silk fibres. Wash your silk in cold water and delicate detergent and rinse properly.
How do you whiten a yellow silk pillow case? If you find your silk is yellowing or the colours have faded, you can try pre-soaking in water filled with a tablespoon of white vinegar for about 5 minutes. See, all these extra care is just to maximise the lifespan of your silk pillowcase and it is not as difficult as you think.