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Stain Removal

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 stai...

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

Cleaning the Stain Removal Board

Spotting Board

Nothing is more frustrating than having completed a stain removal procedure on a garment only to find a fresh grease stain from a dirty stain removal board.Setting up a daily cleaning schedule can pre...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/24/2018 1:19:36 PM
Fabrics, Finishing

Broomstick Pleats


Q: A customer complained that a broomstick pleated skirt lost its pleats after cleaning. What happened?A: The general procedure for cleaning any broomstick pleated skirt that is labeled as "Dryclean O...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/18/2018 8:46:50 AM
Stain Removal, Yellow



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. Soil r...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/15/2018 9:41:12 AM
Fabrics, Stain Removal

Stain Removal on Satin

satin weave

Satin is a weave, not a fiber. The fabric has a shiny, smooth surface because yarns pass or float over four or more yarns during the weaving process. This unique characteristic of the weave is also th...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/8/2018 2:19:23 PM
Fabrics, Stain Removal, Yellow

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


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