Tie Stain Removal

I have this nice, red silk tie that I really like but one time while wearing it, I spilled pasta sauce on it. Unfortunately, I waited months to do anything about it. So sad… Silk ties are hard to clean because you can’t wash them or dry clean them.

Stained tie
Tie stained with pasta sauce
Stained tie
These are the stains.

Luckily, I managed to get most of the stains out! I blotted the stains with rubbing alcohol. Then, I used a dry paper towel to blot out most of the alcohol and completely dried it with a hair dryer. I needed to repeat this nearly a dozen times before I got almost all of the stains out. After a couple rounds, I stopped using the hair dryer and only used it at the very end to make sure all the alcohol evaporated from the tie.

Clean tie
There is only a faint hint of stain left.

As you can see, I got most of the stains out and I think I would have gotten them all out if I hadn’t waited several months before trying this. Below is a video I made during the cleaning process. If you try this, leave a comment and let me know how it works for you.


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