How to Remove a Water Mark on Satin

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Things You'll Need

  • Tea kettle

  • Dishcloth

  • Spoon


Test this process on an unnoticeable portion of the satin to prevent any visible damage.

Water marks are often more apparent on light-colored satin.
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Although water is recognized as a stain remover, it can actually generate stains on some delicate fabrics, including satin. Water contains traces of minerals that remain on satin after it dries. These mineral deposits generally produce unsightly spots known as water marks. As with all stains, water marks become harder to clean from fabric over time. Promptly remove it from satin by using gentle techniques.


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Step 1

Fill a tea kettle with at least 1 cup of water. Boil the water on a stove burner.

Step 2

Place a clean dishcloth over the tea kettle's spout to keep the boiling water droplets contained within the kettle. The goal is for steam to emit from the tea kettle.


Step 3

Position the water marked portion of the satin fabric directly over the steam diffusing from the tea kettle's spout. Hold the water marked satin about 3 inches from the spout until the fabric becomes slightly moist. Do not wet the satin.

Step 4

Rub the moistened, water marked portion of the satin with a spoon, working from the water mark's outer edges inward. Rubbing the moistened stain with a dull object draws it out of the satin.

Step 5

Examine the satin for remaining traces of the water mark. If it's still visible, repeat the entire process.


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