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Fabrics, Stain Removal

Silk Color Spotting Problems

Silk Gown

After drycleaning, mysterious, local color loss sometimes occurs. Testing shows that the dye and sizing in the fabric are not affected by drycleaning solvents or water. Instead, the dye and sizing are...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/28/2019 1:24:49 PM
Stain Removal

Hair Spray Stains


Q: After cleaning, a blouse exhibited small, dark stains on the collar, shoulders, and upper sleeve areas. What caused these stains, and can they be removed? A: Most likely, these stains are a result ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/25/2019 1:50:12 PM

Cleaning Sheer Fabrics

Sheer Fabrics

Blouses, dresses, scarves, and draped-over foundation evening dresses made of sheer fabrics present special challenges for professional cleaners. Sheer fabrics can often be found in prom and wedding g...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/13/2019 9:39:35 AM
Care Label, Down, Fabrics

Down Stains

Down Coat

Q: Why do down filled coats sometimes show dark stains on the fabric after cleaning? A: Fabrics used in down-filled coats usually have a resin-type finish for water repellency. Some of these coatings ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/7/2019 2:09:20 PM
Care Label, Fabrics

Spot Clean Only

Spot Clean Only

Q: Is “Spot Clean Only” valid on a care label? A: According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), this care label falls under the guidelines of the Care Label Rule. Care labels stating, “Do Not D...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/4/2019 11:10:39 AM


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