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Deterioration of Coatings on Outerwear

outerwear coating

Manufacturers will often add coatings to the reverse side or surface of fabrics to make them more water repellent, wind resistant, and insulated. These coatings, as well as adhesives that are used to ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 6/11/2018 10:05:43 AM
 

Crayon Stains

Crayon

Q: A customer brought in jeans with crayon all over them. The jeans had been dried while the crayon was still in the pocket. Can these stains be removed? A: Crayon stains are similar to candle wax ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/30/2018 1:57:09 PM
 

Cleaning the Stain Removal Board

Spotting Board

Nothing is more frustrating than having completed a stain removal procedure on a garment only to find a fresh grease stain from a dirty stain removal board. Setting up a daily cleaning schedule can...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/24/2018 1:19:36 PM
 

Broomstick Pleats

BroomstickPleats

Q: A customer complained that a broomstick pleated skirt lost its pleats after cleaning. What happened? A: The general procedure for cleaning any broomstick pleated skirt that is labeled as "Drycle...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/18/2018 8:46:50 AM
 

Redeposition

Redeposition

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. So...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/15/2018 9:41:12 AM
 
 

 
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