Silk Flowers are a good investment. They add beauty to a room and make it look prettier. They last way longer than natural flowers and are extremely low maintenance. However, they do need to be cleaned at regular intervals to make them look cheery and last longer. While purchasing silk flower arrangements, be sure to select an item pre-treated for dust-resistance to minimize maintenance effort.
Here are some ways in which you can take care of artificial flowers in your house:
- Clean the flowers every 1-2 months, so that they do not need a thorough cleaning after 3-6 months.
- Never clean silk flowers with hair spray. It may do more harm to your arrangement than help clean it.
- Commercial spray cleaners exist, in both aerosol and pump varieties. You can get them at craft stores. It is not suggested that you blow your silk flower arrangements with a compressor blower, a hairdryer, or even an aerosol can as that will only send the dust and dirt in a hundred other directions, and it can also disrupt the shape and arrangement of your flowers.
There are some other methods by which you can clean silk flowers. Here are a few ...
Cleaning with Rice or Salt
You can clean an artificial flower bouquet by putting it in a paper bag along with handful of rice grains. Put the flowers in head first and shake vigorously. In just a few minutes, your arrangement will be sparkly clean.
After fluffing the bouquet, make sure all the flowers are in the right position. Using the back of your hand lightly push the flowers back into position, to plump up the bouquet.
You can also substitute rice with salt to the same effect. Just remember to dust of the salt properly.All the best!