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Perspiration Stains

Underarm StainsPerspiration contains fats, oils, and cholesterol which tend to oxidize and turn yellow. This slow, progressive process develops with age and with the heat that is necessary in finishing procedures.

Perspiration stains are difficult to remove. First treat with a volatile dry solvent and oily-type paint remover. If the garment is not silk or wool, flush with detergent and ammonia. Finally, wetclean with three percent hydrogen peroxide bleach. Wetcleaning is not safe for all garments. Color transfer, color loss, shrinkage, or texture change may occur in drycleanable items. Discuss these potential problems with your customer and obtain their consent before wetcleaning the garment.

TABS 378 includes more information on perspiration stains. It is available to DLI Silver, Gold, and Premier members in DLI's Drycleaning Encyclopedia App and online in Members Only.
Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/18/2017 12:13:02 PM