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Tiffany
Devoted October 2017 Ontario

Need to whiten veil

Tiffany, on August 30, 2017 at 22:29 Posted in Wedding fashion 0 8
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So tonight my nan gave me her veil to use ! The only thing...it is quite discoloured - think yellow ! (She wore it 52 years ago!!) 鉂ゐ煉岮ny suggestions on how to bring some colour back to i/bring it back to white... i was told to try baking soda and cold water !?

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Latest activity by Tiffany, on September 11, 2017 at 15:30
  • Tiffany
    Devoted October 2017 Ontario
    Tiffany
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    So just to update... I took it to the dry cleaners to see if they would be able to do anything. and because of the age they wouldn't touch it! Smiley sad
    But I tried the baking soda and cold water soak - and drying in the sun ! I have noticed a huge difference... I go for my fitting on Wednesday and she said she would take a look at the veil to see if she can spruce it up a bit - as it needs to be reattached to a hair piece and just cleaned up.

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  • Carol
    Super March 2018 Ontario
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    I would be to scared to touch a veil that old myself. Go to a professional that specializes in that type of restoration. oh and make sure you deal with the person doing the work, and not just the counter person.

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  • Samtam
    VIP November 2016 British Columbia
    Samtam
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    That is amazing! I agree that it might be best to take it to a professional. Though I just saw a commercial for Oxyclean and they actually cleaned this girl's wedding dress with it and it worked! She had had a barn wedding so the bottom of the dress was completely brown by the end of the night and the oxyclean made it look like new. Maybe you could try it on a small section first to see if it works? Though since your veil is older, I would be cautious about not damaging it.

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  • Ap2017
    Super September 2017 Ontario
    Ap2017
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    Knowing the sentimental value, I would consult a professional first. I know most DIYs are great, but for something that can't be fixed or replaced, I would definitely want a pro handling it for me!

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  • Daphne
    Super July 2017 British Columbia
    Daphne
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    Considering the age of the veil, I would bring it to a professional who knows how to work with delicate materials. You never know what might happen if you tried to DIY it.

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin
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    I would consult a professional cleaner before doing any DIY to it just in case.

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  • Lisa
    VIP May 2018 Ontario
    Lisa
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    How special! Wow! You might want to check with a professional first before using DIY products and degrading the fabric any further. Especially if it's very old! Also if there is applique on the veil you could always ask a seamstress to make you a veil in the colour you need and repurpose the applique! I think it's so awesome she gave that to you.
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  • B
    Super August 2017 Alberta
    Bethany
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    Baking soda is a good whitener! The dry cleaning place near me does colour restoration. If your Diy's don't work, could contact a professional place.
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