Need help with cleaning artificial & silk flowers.

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There are commercial cleaners, but they are very expensive. I have a lot of plants I need to clean, any help would be apppreciated
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  • Adrianne C Adrianne C on Oct 11, 2014
    I use Woolite in cold water, then rinse with fabric softener.
  • Valerie Valerie on Oct 12, 2014
    I also spray with water.
  • Staycee Bloom Staycee Bloom on Oct 12, 2014
    Remove all dust before any liquid is used... Canned air and a bush work great...then use your bath tub to dip and swish...I use Simply Green...choose a hot windy day and hang outside to dry...Shake off excess. Artificial flowers are made with a lot of starch pressed into fabric before construction. Do not soak...they are also dyed, wash same colors together, they will run..be patient...
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Oct 12, 2014
    I spray my artificial trees with the hose, shake and let dry. Have also used a bath tub, laundry tub, spray attachment at my kitchen sink and just ordinary dish soap for smaller ones. None of this seems to have affected them negatively.
  • Gail Quinn Gail Quinn on Oct 12, 2014
    I'm afraid water would stain some of them & brushes wouldn't t do much good on some of them. I may check the simple green out.
  • Isabel Norat Isabel Norat on Oct 12, 2014
    I hose my artificial ficus trees outside once a year and take them back in when dry. I also remove leaves and plastic flowers from the arrangements and wash them in a sinkful of water with a couple of drops of dish detergent. Then rinse them. Water does not harm them. For very delicate arrangements with Baby's Breath, which you cannot take apart you have no choice but to clean every petal by hand with a damp cloth.
  • Isabel Norat Isabel Norat on Oct 12, 2014
    My previous comment apply to silk flowers also!
  • Janet Madison Janet Madison on Oct 12, 2014
    If your artificial flowers are dusty place in a paper bag grocery bag size with a lot of table salt. close the bag and shake vigerously.Have done this many times and it cleans them well.
  • Patsy Price Patsy Price on Oct 13, 2014
    I take mine out on the back deck, wet with water hose, spray with Awesome cleaner(like mean green)and spray again with water hose. Shake excess water off and let them dry before bringing them back in. Hope this helps.
  • Gail Quinn Gail Quinn on Oct 18, 2014
    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.
  • Gail Quinn Gail Quinn on Oct 18, 2014
    I'm still hoping for more answers.