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How to Get Mold Off Silk Ties

Amanda Flanigan

Mold is a common problem that grows on a variety of surfaces such as wood, tiles and fabric. When mold grows on delicate items such as silk ties, it can deteriorate the silk beyond repair. However, since silk is a delicate fabric, normal mold removal solutions cannot be used on it.

Ties are available in a variety of colors, designs and fabrics.

Fortunately, there is an all-natural mold remover that will get rid of the fungus without damage to your silk ties.

  1. Lay out the silk tie flat on a level location. Remove the surface mold from the silk by wiping with a damp cloth.

  2. Fill a small container with equal parts white vinegar and water. Saturate a cloth in the mixture and wring out the excess. The cloth should be damp but not soggy.

  3. Blot the silk tie with the dampened cloth. Vinegar is an all-natural deodorizer and cleaner that kills mold and mildew without harsh chemicals.

  4. Rinse the silk tie in cool water. Lay out a towel flat and place the wet silk tie on the towel. Roll the tie and towel up. The dry towel will absorb the water from the silk tie. Repeat this step several times with dry towels until the tie is not dripping wet.

  5. Lay out the silk tie on a dry towel and allow to air-dry. Keep the tie away from direct heat and out of direct sunlight.


Never use bleach on your silk items.