How to Dry Satin: The Complete Guide!


Satin must be air dried, which means you should hang or lay your satin flat to dry. Store your satin items in a cool, dim place out of contact with direct sunlight. Do not tumble dry your satin items in the dryer. Gently air dry your satin belongings in order to maintain their look, feel, and glossy sheen for the longest period of time possible.   


This is How to Dry Satin: The Complete Guide!

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Our article How to Dry Satin will teach you how to properly care for and dry your satin fabrics, garments, and bedding. Satin is a lightweight and delicate fabric that needs to be dried using the proper methods. 


Continue reading to see our tips and guidelines on how to dry satin. 


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Refer to these additional guides to make sure that you are using the correct care methods on your satin clothes, bedding, and fabrics. 

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Can You Put Satin in the Dryer?

Satin, especially silk satin, should never be placed into the dryer. The tumble action used in the dryer will damage the satin fabric and deteriorate the rich sheen satin is famous for. Satin will also shrink in the dryer due to the high level of heat involved in the dryer process. 


You may be able to put some types of polyester satin garments in the dryer if the item's care label explicitly allows for it. If your polyester satin clothing is allowed to be machine dried, make sure to use the air dry or tumble dry low settings. Using tumble dry high to dry satin will likely lead to damage and will also possibly melt and shrink the garment. Polyester is not tolerant to heat and can only be machine dried if the care label expressly allows for it. 


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How to Dry Satin

The best way to dry satin is to air dry it. Air drying your satin will help to preserve the feel, shape, and shine of your satin cloth for a much longer period of time. Using the dryer to tumble dry satin can lead to extensive damage as well as shrinkage. 


When you finish machine or hand washing satin, you should first lay it flat and evenly on a soft, absorbent towel, and then gently roll the towel up (sushi roll style) to remove any excess water or moisture. Once this is done, take the garment to a cool area, out of direct contact with sunlight, and hang or lay flat to air dry


Although silk satin should never be put in the dryer, some polyester garments are able to be machine dried. Check the care label on your satin garment to see if it is made from polyester and allowed to be put in the dryer. Only put your satin in the dryer if the care label explicitly allows for it. Be sure to adjust the settings on the dryer to tumble dry low or air dry. Do not use tumble dry high to machine dry satin.


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How to Dry Satin Clothes

The best way to dry satin clothing is to air dry. Air drying is the best method to choose because machine drying increases the chances of your satin clothes developing snags, pulls, tears, and other damage. 


Silk satin clothing should never be placed into the dryer. Any garment made from silk fibers should always be air dried by hanging or laying flat. 


Garments made from polyester satin may have the ability to be put in the dryer. Check your polyester satin garment's care label to see if it is allowed to be machine dried. When using the dyer on your polyester satin clothing, be sure to adjust the settings to air dry or tumble dry low before you begin. Using the dryer on tumble dry high will cause unnecessary wear, tear, and shrinkage, to occur on satin clothing made from polyester.  


Once you've finished washing your satin clothing, take it to a cool, dim place out of contact with direct sunlight to dry. 


How to Dry Satin Sheets and Pillowcases

Satin sheets and pillowcases should be air dried by either hanging or laying flat in dry in a cool, dim place.


Some polyester satin bedding may be able to be machine dried, however most polyester satin as well as all silk satin bedding should be air dried.  


If your satin bedding's care label says that you can machine dry, then be sure to use the air dry or tumble dry low settings while in the dryer. However, it is preferable that you avoid using the machine dryer all together, and instead opt to use the gentle and traditional method of air drying. 


How to Dry Satin FAQ

Can satin be washed and dried?

Satin can be hand washed, machine washed, and air dried, as long as the care label allows for it and does not designate that the garment is "dry clean only". Use cold or lukewarm water and detergent for delicates to wash your satin, and hang it or lay it flat to in a cool area to dry. 

How long does it take to dry satin sheets?

Satin sheets could take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours to dry depending on the thickness (momme) of the satin cloth, as well as the environment it is being stored to dry in. Satin sheets should be allowed to dry in a cool room, out of contact with direct sunlight.  

How do you dry satin robes?

The best way to dry a satin robe is to lay it flat or hang it in a cool, dark, place out of contact with direct sunlight to air dry. Satin robes should never be placed into the dryer, unless the robe's care label explicitly allows for it.

How long does it take to air dry satin?

Satin should take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours to completely dry, depending on the environment that the garment is hung or laid flat to dry in.