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Draperies

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Q: Why do draperies sometimes develop large yellow or tan rings after drycleaning? A: Many drapery fabrics have sizings or finishes applied during manufacture for stability, luster, and desired han...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/26/2017 12:01:54 PM
 

Perspiration Stains

Underarm Stains

Perspiration 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. ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/18/2017 12:13:02 PM
 

Perspiration Stains on Silk

Underarm Stain

Perspiration stains usually appear as yellow stains in the underarms and on the back, and may have a noticeable odor. Perspiration is composed of mainly water, but it also contains other substances, s...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/1/2018 11:47:51 AM
 

Redeposition

Redeposition

Photo: Redeposition can cause rings in stain removal. Redeposition occurs in drycleaning when soils in the solvent resettle or redeposit on clothing instead of being carried off to the filters. So...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/15/2018 9:41:12 AM
 

Whites Turn Gray

Redeposition

Q: I have received complaints from several customers that their white garments are gray. This seems to be a problem if only one piece of an outfit is brought in for cleaning. What is causing the probl...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/1/2017 10:39:22 AM
 

Yellowing

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Q: A customer brought in a home-laundered shirt with a yellowed collar, cuffs, and front placket. What caused this and can it be corrected? A: The care label probably warned against the use of chl...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/8/2017 2:24:37 PM
 

Yellowing and Loss of Body and Luster

Q: Many times on white or pastel linen or cotton garments I notice a general yellowing after cleaning. I then wetclean many of these with no results. My ultra-violet light does not indicate any bri...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/15/2016 10:34:24 AM
 

Yellowing Garments

Yellowing caused by loss of optical brightener.

Q: Sometimes my customers return white garments and say they are now yellow or not as white as they were before cleaning. I do not believe it is redeposition, since I maintain my solvent carefully....

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/16/2015 11:17:35 AM
 
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