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Article: How to Clean Silk Flowers The Right Way

How to Clean Silk Flowers The Right Way

How to Clean Silk Flowers The Right Way

High-quality artificial flowers in the home, unfortunately, won’t stay clean forever. Layers of dust settle and cover the fake plant material, possibly with other debris. If silk plants and flowers are kept on display for long enough in your home, eventually, this happens and they will need a cleaning. How to clean silk plants of all types is, fortunately, fast and easy. It’s just a matter of knowing what to do and what not to do.


Can You Buy Silk Flowers That Are Clean-Free?


No, there are no anti-dust silk plants or artificial flowers. They all collect dust and grime in time. Fortunately, you can make more or less any premium silk plant look like new by removing the accumulation of debris.


Using A Feather Duster Once A Week On Faux Plants


If you’re taking good care of the silk flowers you have, a simple feather dusting once a week is enough to keep them looking their best. The correct cleaning method with a feather duster on faux plants is to clean from the top section and move towards the bottom.


How To Clean Silk Plants With Hard-To-Reach Areas


A feather duster is made for big jobs. For equal effectiveness while working smaller parts of your artificial flower, try a paintbrush. An inexpensive paintbrush has the gentleness to get into crevices without leaving any damage or scratching behind.


Why Not To Use A Vacuum Cleaner With Silk Greenery


Although some silk greenery fans may try to dust with a mini vacuum cleaner head and small brush, it’s not recommended. Exercise extreme caution. You can very easily damage the plant and, on top of that, vacuum cleaners aren’t very effective.


Damp Cloth V. Microfiber Cloth For Silk Plants Cleaning


The simplest way to clean silk flowers is using a damp cloth with a little bit of warm water or a microfiber cloth.


Both of these methods are extremely effective at eliminating dust, dirt, and stains from a faux plant, flower, or silk greenery. With regards to a warm cloth, be sure not to use overly hot water. Hot water can cause the colors to fade or run on some silk plants. Also, be sure to pat down artificial greenery dry after a damp cloth to remove the water stains that can be left behind.


Should you use a microfiber cloth, you don’t need any water and can simply wipe down each flower leaf.


Creating An All-Natural Silk Plant Cleaner


An all-natural silk plant cleaner is easy to make. It can be done with one of two methods:


  • One part rubbing alcohol and one part water.
  • One part white vinegar and one part water.

Either solution can be assembled in a spray bottle, shook, and then sprayed over fake flower leaves and wiped down. It shouldn’t create any damage and can help tackle stains or difficult cleans.


Avoid Cleaning Silk Flowers By Dusting Regularly


It’s a lot easier to maintain than it is to wash, clean, and/or repair. Some areas of your property likely attract more dust than others. Atop a bookshelf, for example. If you dust here on a regular basis, silk plants are unlikely to attract the large amounts of dust they would otherwise.


These are some of the things you can do to clean silk flowers. Please visit Artiplanto.com for exclusive looks at premium artificial greenery on sale today, such as fake flowers, and to learn more about how to care for these luxury faux creations.

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