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Category Household Items

Drapes That Shrink

Drapery

A continuing problem over the years is the manufacture of draperies using poorly stabilized fabrics. During a later acceptable cleaning process, the drape shrinks. Usually, these fabrics show no ev...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/7/2019 2:12:08 PM
 

Linen Wear and Life Expectancy

Bed Linens

Q: I have an account with a nursing home and the bed linens are showing thin areas and holes much faster than expected. What is the life expectancy for such items? Is there something I can do to pr...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/8/2019 10:29:47 AM
 

Cleaning Quilts

quilted fabric

Often the last thing a person considers when making a quilt is whether the finished product can be cleaned. The biggest problem cleaners face is poor colorf...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/24/2018 1:11:13 PM
 

Removing Candle Wax Stains

Candle Image

Q: What can I tell customers about removing candle wax from a linen tablecloth?

A: DLI advises that if a customer...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/24/2018 11:02:56 AM
 

Caring for Chintz

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Spring is a popular time of year to clean household items such as draperies, bedspreads, and dust ruffles. Many of these fabrics are coated with a glossy finish. These finishes are referred to as poli...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/27/2018 11:03:22 AM
 
 
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