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How to take care of your tie
How to clean a tie
Tag with washing and fabric information is often found on the back of the wide end.
6 general tips
- If you cant get it clean or are afraid of ruining it, you should deliver it to a professional dry-cleaner.
- When you get a stain on your tie you need to act fast. The longer you wait - the worse it will get to remove it.
- Remove, cover or throw your tie over your shoulder (if appropriate) when you are in situations where you know it can get dirty (eg. holding a baby, eating "messy" food).
- Treat your tie with a specialized fabric protection spray before wearing it.
- Some times it can be easier and cheaper to just throw the tie away and buy a new one.
- Always read the washing instructions (if any) before trying to remove a stain.
Tie cleaning tips
- Try to remove the stain with a dry paper towel first (blot not rub).
- Many ties can be washed with mild soap water (check wash label).
- Try some seltzer or club soda and then dab away what you can.
- If greasy stains, sprinkle a little talcum powder and allow it to absorb. After a couple of hours brush of the residue.
- It's often better to wash only the stained part, rather then the whole tie.
- Use a quality stain remover made for the material-type of your tie.
- If the stain doesn't go away you need to deliver your tie to a professional dry-cleaner.
Some links for more information on how to clean a tie
Video how to clean a tie
Tie a Tie Guides - Clean your necktie
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