If you’re walking past a garden, and have worn a saree, your hem sliding over the muddy base is inevitable. The mud can penetrate the fabric and settle into the fibres. It can form a stubborn stain which can mar the beauty of your elegant saree. While it may seem a little challenging to remove those dark mud stains from your saree, you don’t need to worry. We have a useful guide to remove those stubborn stains from the hems of your saree.
Let’s get started.
Step 1: Let the Stain Dry
The trick is to let the stain dry completely. If you treat the mud stains while they are wet, it will penetrate the fabric.
Step 2: Scrape Off the Stains
Once the stain has dried, scrape it off. Use a spoon to remove the dried mud. Remember to scrub gently to avoid damaging the fabric.
Step 3: Apply Dishwashing Liquid
Make a cleaning solution by mixing 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid in 1 cup of warm water. Pour the solution in a spray bottle. Apply this solution on the stained area and leave it for 1 hour. Doing so will help loosen the stain.
Step 4: Rub with a Toothbrush
After an hour, spray the solution over the affected area once again and gently scrub with a toothbrush. You’ll notice the stains disappearing.
Step 5: Wash Your Saree
Once the stains disappear, wash your saree as you usually do. We suggest hand-washing in cold water and using mild detergent. If you plan on machine-washing, run a gentle cycle.
There you go! Stains are inevitable, but cleaning is easy. The next time you find mud stains on the hems of your saree, use this effective cleaning method to wash the stains.
To make your saree look shiny, add ½ cup of white vinegar in the wash cycle. Vinegar will brighten the colour of saree, thereby adding a sheen to it.