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Date: 8/2/13 5:52 PM

Not sure if this is the right place for this sort of question, but my beloved kitty )who is now in the doghouse...) did something unspeakable on my favorite jacket. Beaded silk dupioni. I've washed it twice on the gentle cycle, and the odor is still there.
Any ideas for treating it?

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Date: 8/2/13 6:39 PM

I love the pet enzyme sprays you can get at petsmart and the like. They work wonders on urine. poop. blood, vomit. I usually spray the stain (first clean up whatever you can...), and cover it with a damp cloth to give the enzymes time to work.

Hydrogen peroxide might help also, although if you washed it twice already there probably isn't much left for the peroxide to work on.

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Date: 8/2/13 7:07 PM

Are these products safe to use on silk?

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Date: 8/2/13 9:30 PM

Nature's Miracle works on wool Oriental rugs with no discoloration. Ask me how I know!!!!!

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Date: 8/2/13 9:49 PM

I would take it to the cleaners.

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Date: 8/2/13 10:53 PM

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Are these products safe to use on silk?

I'd be very surprised if they hurt it, but I'd get a piece of scrap silk and test it, if that makes you more comfortable. It's pretty benign stuff, except on aforementioned blood etc....

I use it all over the house, various animal incidents.

you know how water can create a ring on fabric if you use something water based to clean the fabric? that's the only thing i'd have any concern about. Second the natures miracle, that's a good product, although they all work fine

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Date: 8/3/13 0:21 AM

Oh, man, your cat did something that is in a literal sense unforgettable: This spray is a mixture of fats and proteins, and as such is very difficult to deal with. You need quite the chemical armamentarium, as well as some behavior-mod training.

You might want too look at the Straight Dopehere for advice..

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Date: 8/3/13 0:28 AM

Patty -- I hesitate to take it to the dry cleaners. I've had very bad luck with our local cleaners ... they have totally destroyed several garments. The jacket would likely come back clean, but with most of the beads gone and several seams torn. (And the last time I brought a home-made garment to be cleaned, they insisted that I sign a waiver just in case the dress fell apart. (Because we all know that home made clothes are SOOO poorly constructed.) That turned out to a garment they didn't destroy but it a pretty ordinary dress.

I'll try the products some of you mentioned. (The reason I'm concerned about safety on silk is that enzyme products usually work by breaking down proteins .. and silk is made of proteins.)
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Subject: HELP! Pet stain on silk! Date: 8/3/13 6:47 AM

I think the protein chains in liquids are quite a bit different from the chains in organic fibers. Silk is one of the most durable- has lasted for centuries.
Vinegar, baking soda and peroxide are my go tos.

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Subject: HELP! Pet stain on silk! Date: 8/3/13 6:53 AM

I had to do kid's favorite blanket after a potty training accident. Diarrhea and pee oh my.

http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2011/12/homemade-shout-stain-remover.html

Sub vinegar for ammonia, like someone suggested in the comments...rubbed in. It did work.

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