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Oily Stains on Printed Garments

Spotting Board

The stain removal procedure for oily stains is one of the easiest to remember. This is true mainly because there are only two stain removal agents used: volatile dry solvent and oily-type paint rem...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/29/2019 9:55:41 AM



Q: What are enzymes and how do they remove soils?

A: Enzymes are natural chemical agents that break large molecules of soils into small ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/23/2019 10:19:18 AM

Stain Removal

Spatula Use

Q: My stain removal technician removed a mustard stain but several scratches or white streaks remain in the area. What happened?

A: It sounds like the technician used a spatula incorrectly....

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/8/2019 11:05:20 AM

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

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

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