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Potential Silk Color Fixer

Silk Dress

Q: A customer brought in a silk dress that had a light area in the front of the dress where the customer had spilled a drink and then wiped it up. Can this be improved or restored? A: The dress m...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/29/2015 11:22:08 AM

Down Filling

Down Coat

Q: I just finished drycleaning a blue down-filled ski parka and now it looks like it has oil splotches all over the fabric. What happened and what can I do to fix it? A: This type of discoloration ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/21/2015 9:39:06 AM

Zap Static Electricity in Drycleaning

static electricity

Q: There seems to be a lot of static electricity in my drycleaned garments. Is there anything I can do to minimize this problem? A: In the textile care industry, we have become aware of static ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/14/2015 10:38:52 AM

"Wrinkle Free" Shirts


Q: I’m having a problem pressing shirts. Sometimes certain “wrinkle free” shirts come off the body buck with wrinkles and in some cases they cannot be removed. I see this a lot on the back of the...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/10/2015 3:07:15 PM

Salt & Pepper Fabrics

Salt and Pepper Yarns

Caption: Salt and Pepper garments can pose tough stain removal challenges. Q: I am having trouble removing a stain from a fabric that has very dark yarns mixed with very light yarns. The light y...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/8/2015 9:18:40 AM

Got Milk Stains?


Q: I have a milk stain on a garment. How do I remove it? A: Milk stains contain albumin, a component in many foods of animal origin. Eggs, milk, blood, urine, perspiration, certain types of glu...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/2/2015 10:06:16 AM