Silk is a very expensive and luxurious fiber and is typically found in upholstery of “higher end” homes and hotels. By cleaning silk upholstery you are taking additional risk just by the value of the product; however, the cleaning procedures are really no more complicated than for other fabrics.
Cleaning problems to watch for in silk:
• Fiber damage from long-term exposure.
• Fiber distortion – The texture of the fiber can change with water-based cleaning.
• Rings can result from cleaning of some silk fabrics. To avoid this scenario always clean an entire panel of silk rather than just spots.