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Category Garment Solutions

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

Perspiration Stains

Perspiration stains

Q: Is there a way to remove perspiration stains?

A: Stains from perspiration are usually found on the underarm areas of a garment.

However, any area that contacts the...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/16/2019 11:17:01 AM

Problems with Athletic Jackets

Varsity Jacket

There are many problems that may occur on athletic jackets when they are cleaned. In most cases, the garments have a woven body with leather or vinyl sleeves.

Also, the garments are usually...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/2/2019 11:10:45 AM

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...

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

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