Q: I just drycleaned a lovely multicolor floral comforter and the flower print is now faded. What happened and how can this type of damage be prevented?
Photo: Redeposition can cause rings in stain removal.
Redeposition occurs in drycleaning when soils in the solvent resettle or redeposit on clothing instead of being carried off to the filters. Soil redeposition will be minimized if the filtered solvent flow rate is high enough to flush the soil rapidly from the washer and into the filter.