How to Remove Stains from a Tie

Dear Home Ec 101,
Here’s my situation…Mr. Knots has a tie that needs some attention. It has a few stains but he needs to wear it Saturday night and I don’t necessarily want to take just a tie to the dry cleaner. It’s a satin like material. Do think Dryel would work for that?
Signed,
Mrs. Knots

how to remove stains from a tie

Ivy says:

I like Dryel’s ability to make things look nicer and smell nicer, but I do not think it has good spot removal abilities. I think your best bet in this case is to work on removing the spots by using something like Shout, or if the spot is greasy, use something like Dawn Dishwashing liquid.

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The key here is to make sure you’re not getting the tie too wet or too soapy. I’d put a bit of whatever you’re using for spot removal on a slightly damp washcloth and gently rub the stains. Test it first on the back of the tie first for colorfastness.

I’ve had some good luck with stain removal on ties and some horrible disasters, so just remember: if all else fails, JC Penney should be having a fabulous sale soon. 😉

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  2. Mrs. Knots on August 9, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Mr. Knots decided that since he’s going to be part of a large group on a stage several feet away from observing eyes, the tie really didn’t need that much attention! ::rolls eyes and sighs::

    But I’ll keep the advice in mind when it comes time to actually clean said tie!

  3. Michael on August 7, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    It also depends on what the stain is, Carbona makes small bottles of formuals specifically recommended for certain types of stains. Stains, of course are easily removed when “fresh” and sometimes a cold water soak before will help, as well as not to harm/damage the fabric.

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