DLI Returns to California for Summer Blended Stain Removal Course: Course Combines Virtual & In-Person Training

Brian Johnson, Education Director for the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, is heading to California for the Institute’s next West Coast Stain Removal course this summer. The course blends virtual learning and one day of in-person training in Anaheim, California. Sponsored by the California Cleaners Association, students will use stain removal boards donated by Sankosha USA, and facilities are provided by U.S. Western Multitech in Anaheim, home of Walt Disneyland.

Maximum Flexibility at Minimum Cost

DLI’s West Coast Stain Removal Course combines the convenience of virtual meetings with the instructional power of hands-on, practical training. Students will meet online for two hours on five different days before heading to the spotting board for a full-day of hands-on training in Anaheim.

Course Topics

  • Removing coffee, ink, grease, and other stains from clothing.
  • Identifying cotton, silk, polyester, and other fabrics.
  • Using bleaches without damaging the fabric color.
  • Using specialty products such as digesters, amyl acetate, and acetone in stain removal.
  • Identifying fibers and fabric construction.

DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology offers this course in a blended learning format. The added flexibility helps make the course more accessible for students and their managers. “Convenience is a huge factor for the students,” Johnson said. “Our previous students loved the course because they didn’t have to leave their jobs and families for a full week to come to the school. With the blended course format students develop this critical skill while learning the hands-on part in a much shorter time.”



Course Specifics

Full Stain Removal Course


Six-day course in total. Two-hours of virtual instruction online for five days: July 24, 29, 31, August 5 and 7 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pacific each day. All students attend online classes prior to the one-day in-person session.

Choose one day of in person instruction at U.S. Western Multitech in Anaheim, August 14 and 15. Classes are first-come first-serve for dates in person.



Before June 24

$545 DLI Members

$745 Non-members

After June 24

$645 DLI members

$845 Non-members

Availability: 24 maximum participants

Registration is available at www.DLIonline.org/CAstain

Limited Attendance

Attendance for this course is limited to 24 total students. Date selection will be first-come, first-served. All 24 students are required to participate in five days of online training for two hours each day prior to meeting in-person at U.S. Western Multitech’s facility in Anaheim, California. Attendees may choose August 14 or 15 for in-person training.


Images and Captions

Images to accompany this article are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bt8tit4d6a3d8gl/AADPONIbDeIMNTmjLmyTVnk3a?dl=0


Brian Johnson Teaching Spotting.jpg: Brian Johnson, DLI’s Director of Education & Training teaches hands-on spotting techniques. Only one day of in-person training is required for this course.

Stain Removal Class Virtual Meeting.jpg: The first five sessions of this course will be held online.

Stain Removal CourseB.jpg: Stain removal boards are being supplied for this course by Sankosha USA. Training will take place at U.S. Western Multitech in Anaheim, California.


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