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Cleaning Duvet Covers

Duvet cover

Here's a tried and true method for processing 100 percent cotton duvet covers. Check to see if the item contains a label detailing care instructions. If it does, then follow the manufacturer’s instruc...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 11/20/2019 11:07:11 AM

Color Loss on Bedspreads and Comforters

Faded bedspread

The most common question faced by drycleaners when they receive a bedspread or comforter is whether it should be washed or drycleaned. Complaints of color loss or change of finish frequently accompany...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/29/2019 11:35:15 AM

Color Loss from Bleach

Coat with bleach color loss

Have you ever drycleaned an item in a normal process only to notice localized areas of color loss on a certain item? What went wrong? In many cases the color loss was caused by contact with an oxidizi...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/22/2019 12:51:25 PM

Stains Around Buttons

Button Dye Stains

Q: While pressing a dress I noticed staining around the buttons. What caused this? A: The dyes in the buttons are usually colorfast to drycleaning solvent, but may bleed upon contact with moisture or ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/16/2019 8:51:54 AM

Chalky Splotches On Silk

Silk Dress

Sometimes milky or chalky areas appear on silk after spotting and cleaning, even after the dyes were tested for acceptable colorfastness. What happened? The answer is the prespotted areas have been “c...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/19/2019 1:37:40 PM


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