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Towels and Stain Removal

White Towels

The use of white hand towels on the stain removal board is an absolute necessity.

Here is a list of the many uses of towels in stain removal.

  • Testing for colorfastness. Apply a...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 6/11/2019 9:25:03 AM

Coffee Stains

Coffee Stain

Q: How do you remove a coffee stain from a 100-percent cotton garment?

A: Coffee stains appear as absorbed tan or brown stains with an irregular edge. These stains can usually be removed by...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/15/2019 11:54:05 AM

Cleaning Sleeping Bags

Sleeping Bag

Sleeping bags can be generally treated like any down or fiberfill garment. These items can be either drycleaned or washed, depending on the shell fabric. When drycleaning, avoid underloading or ove...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/7/2019 9:37:23 AM

What causes redeposition in laundry?


A very common and irritating problem in laundry is the redeposition of soil onto fabrics or garments, giving white fabrics an off-white appearance or dulling colored fabrics. This problem occurs wh...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/30/2019 12:18:22 PM

Embossed Fabrics

Embossed Fabric

Embossed fabrics contain three-dimensional, raised designs that are “pressed” into the fabric through the use of heated, etched, or engraved plates or rollers. Resins or other finishes are often ap...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/23/2019 10:17:31 AM

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