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Category Garment Solutions

Ink Stains on Acetate

Ink Stains

Q: How do you remove ink stains from acetate? A: The regular procedure for removing ink stains is as follows: volatile dry solvent oily-type paint remover volatile dry solvent steam or water ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/7/2018 9:06:54 AM

Removing Grass Stains

Grass Stain

Grass stains can be difficult to remove but proper stain removal procedures can increase your likelihood of success. Remember, not all dyes or fibers are the same, so it is necessary to test for color...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/31/2018 10:18:03 AM

Caring for Swimwear

Bathing Suit

Q: How should I advise customers on keeping their swimwear in swimmable condition? A: As the summer winds down, your customers may realize that their swimwear doesn’t look as good as it did when th...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/23/2018 11:58:04 AM

Stretching of Acrylic Knit Garments

Acrylic is a heat-sensitive, thermoplastic fiber and is susceptible to stretching, especially when it is in a knit construction. Acrylic can be found in many knit items, such as dresses, sweaters, ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/9/2018 1:58:26 PM

Sunscreen Stains


Q: After cleaning, a garment exhibited a series of brownish stains. What caused these stains, and can they be removed? A: One source of these stains is sunscreens and suntan lotions. As more people...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 6/26/2018 1:30:50 PM