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Excellence in Stain Removal, Part 2

Martin L. Young Jr. |

The Clothing Care Council (CCC) offers every drycleaner an opportunity...

Four Ways to Handle Suedes & Leathers

Tom Lucenta |

Drycleaners must make difficult decisions about what to do with the...

Achieving Excellence in Stain Removal

Martin L. Young Jr. |

I just finished the last stain-removal test necessary to requalify for...

Facing Your Fabric Fears

Martin L. Young Jr. |

Too many drycleaners in the industry have never taken the time or made...

The Water/Leather Relationship

Tom Lucenta |

Tanning — the process in which animal skins become leather and are no...

Avoid Creases When Pressing Sleeves

Tom Lucenta |

When pressing suede and leather garments, you usually don’t want to...

Reviewing for the Year Ahead

Martin L. Young Jr. |

I was standing with my back to the hors d’oeuvre table at my 40th high...

Use a Hothead or a Solid Plate

Tom Lucenta |

What’s the ultimate tool for pressing the wrinkles out of suede and...

When the Label Says ‘Spot-Clean Only’

Martin L. Young Jr. |

It was the way the light reflected off the shiny, smooth satin that...

Out for Blood, with a Digester Bath

Martin L. Young Jr. |

The white-linen designer dress was a gift from her grandfather after she...

Stains Are More Than Skin-Deep

Martin L. Young Jr. |

I’m sure she was once a beauty queen, and she’s still stunning in her...

The Hole Truth and Nothing But

Tom Lucenta |

As long as people wear suede and leather garments, they’ll make holes in...

Pressing with a Form Finisher

Tom Lucenta |

Ever wish you could steam the wrinkles out of a suede or leather garment...

Make Your Plant a Household Name

Martin L. Young Jr. |

A first look at the comforter gave me the impression that she had...

Treating Protein Stains on the Wet Side

Martin L. Young Jr. |

Not all stains come out in the machine. That statement may be contrary...

Good Stain Removal Has Its Perks

Martin L. Young Jr. |

I’m thankful for specialty coffees and all the places that sell a vast...

Make Every ‘I Do’ a Can-Do

Martin L. Young Jr. |

The ad promotes outdoor weddings by a lake. It doesn’t mention anything...

Practice Your Regluing Technique

Tom Lucenta |

Using a syringe to reglue sewn cuffs and hems eliminates the need to...

Cleaning the Latest Fashions Safely

Everett Childers |

When one thinks of haute couture, one thinks of the emaciated models who...

Make Stains Vanish without a Trace

Martin L. Young Jr. |

Exceeding customer expectations is about taking the time to do things...

Give Thanks for Holiday Stains

Martin L. Young Jr. |

I’ve always said that if people could hit their mouths, I would go broke...

The Real-World Science of Spotting

Martin L. Young Jr. |

I’m amazed at the reaction of some “cleaners” when they first realize...

Give That Garment A Bath

Martin L. Young Jr. |

He was one of my best customers. Some call people like him “big tunas;”...

The Right Tools for The Job

Martin L. Young Jr. |

As I entered the parking lot, I was impressed. An outer parcel in a...

You Can Remove Tannin Stains

Martin L. Young Jr. |

She went through her incoming bundle with a purpose. Then she found it:...

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