(Closed) Dirt stains on gown after bridal portraits!

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Hey, same problem! I have the "grace kelly" same dress just with sleeves, and I’m currently soaking my dress in water and oxyclean. It is getting really clean (and my dress had LOTS of dirt from being a sample dress and someone else;s wedding dress)

 

I think if the dirt is fresh, plain water should work- the dress is polyester, so it’s safe to use water (although I was scared putting it in there today!)

If you want, I’ll tell you how it dries in the next couple of days 

Post # 5
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

You can spot treat the stains with oxy-clean.

I bought a 2nd hand dress that was dirty on the bottom and my mom paintstakening took a cloth and some oxy clean and cleaned the dirt off it. It took a few rounds but it came out looking PERFECT 🙂

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

The cleaners that specialize in dresses usually have little "dress saver" kits that have special spot treatment stain removers that are safe for silk and satin and whatnot in them for "emergencies" on the wedding day. I got one from my cleaner.

Most dresses nowadays are polyester anyways though, in which case it shouldn’t be a problem to soak it in a gentle cleanser.

Also, I got a small stain on my dress (not sure how – think it might have come like that) and I used a "wet-nap to get it out. Worked like a charm, and now I’ve started stocking up on them.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I took my dress out of the tub, and it is SO clean! I will let you know how it dries, but it doesn’t look like there will be any water spots or anything like that. Hooray for 100% polyester!

So, I’m pretty sure that if my Maggie Sottero "Grace Kelly" could come clean from the dirt of being a sample AND worn at a wedding, yours should be ok with water, and maybe some oxyclean if it’s not clean after several hours of soaking. I took a toothbrush to the hem of the shell (but not the lace overlay), and that helped with the leftover dirt as well. Since dirt doesn’t really set into polyester, it worked really well

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

you’re probably sick of me, just wanted to let you know my dress is dry and perfect, no water spots or dirt left!

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