Dry Clean and Starch Silk Sarees at Home

How to dry clean the Silk Sari at Home

In this tutorial, I will explain the procedure of dry cleaning and applying starch to Silk Sarees at home, the tutorial is given in a simple step-by step manner to make it easy for practical use by the layperson.

For dry cleaning Silk Clothes, including Sarees,  we use 60% diluted Acetic Acid, which you can get easily in the market.

For dry cleaning, one Saree dry take ½-bucket water and add 3-table spoon Acetic Acid. Mix it well and dip the saree in the water for five minutes and then add a tablespoon soap powder. After two-three minutes rub the saree with your hands in the bucket itself and then remove it from the Water.

Drain all the water from the saree. Then take another ½-bucket of water and add 2 tablespoon Acetic Acid mix it well and dip the saree in the Water, rub it slightly and then remove it from the water.

In the third bucket, add a tablespoon Acetic Acid dip the saree, rub it and remove it from water.

How to prepare a light starch for the Silk Saree
In a cup of water, add two-table spoon of Ararut starch powder and mix it well.

Boil one-liter water, pour it into a plastic bucket, add the dissolved starch mix it well, and keep it aside for five-seven minutes.

Then dip the saree into the starch water and keep it in the water for two-three minutes.

Then remove the saree from the water, remove the excess water and keep the saree for drying for five-seven minutes.

Then iron the saree on a low temperature, and fold it nicely.

The Marathi language version of this article can be seen here- Bleaching, Drycleaning and Starching clothes at home

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By Sujata Nerurkar

I am an Expert Indian Chef, Food Columnist and Adviser. I write on food and recipes on my site and conduct cooking, candle making, chocolate making, dry cleaning, decoration and other art classes. The recipes and food themes given by me are unique and original and appear regularly in numerous reputed periodicals, newspapers and magazines.

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