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Removing Nail Polish

Nail polish stains can be challenging to remove. Nail polish contains a plastic base and coloring matter. Plastic stains require the use of dryside stain removal agents and are one of the most time-co...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/16/2018 10:18:11 AM

Stretching of Acrylic Knit Garments

Acrylic is a heat-sensitive, thermoplastic fiber and is susceptible to stretching, especially when it is in a knit construction. Acrylic can be found in many knit items, such as dresses, sweaters, ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/9/2018 1:58:26 PM

Sunscreen Stains


Q: After cleaning, a garment exhibited a series of brownish stains. What caused these stains, and can they be removed? A: One source of these stains is sunscreens and suntan lotions. As more people...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 6/26/2018 1:30:50 PM

Deterioration of Coatings on Outerwear

outerwear coating

Manufacturers will often add coatings to the reverse side or surface of fabrics to make them more water repellent, wind resistant, and insulated. These coatings, as well as adhesives that are used to ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 6/11/2018 10:05:43 AM

Crayon Stains


Q: A customer brought in jeans with crayon all over them. The jeans had been dried while the crayon was still in the pocket. Can these stains be removed? A: Crayon stains are similar to candle wax ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/30/2018 1:57:09 PM