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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

Large Coffee Stain

Spilled Coffee

if you received a white wool jacket with a whole cup of coffee spilled down the front, what would you do? The care label reads “Professionally Dryclean Only.” How can you remove such a large stain? It...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/11/2019 9:54:25 AM

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 remove...

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 molecules of soils so they can be easily removed during the wash...

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. While the ...

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


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