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Simple Additions to Stain-Removal Toolbox

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — There are times when quality stain removal comes down...

New Year Brings Holiday Stains

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — A new year brings new opportunities for those prepared...

Take Care of ‘Little Things’ for Greater Stain Removal Success

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — When I’m around fabricare colleagues, they often say a...

Spotting Tips: Take the Time to Test Trim

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — If you have been in the industry for less than three...

Spotting Tips: Soy Sauce and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. —  I was interviewed recently for one of those all-too-...

Spotting Tips: Fix The Fixer-Uppers’ Clothing

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — The stain-removal seminar was arranged for operators...

Treating Springtime Stains

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CHICAGO — Every season brings a unique set of stains to the garment-...

Removing The Stains You Make

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Wherever I go these days, I no longer get questions about...

Strategies for Stains That Stick

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CHICAGO — A reader recently wrote to ask for guidance in removing Super...

Get Ahead in The New Year

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CHICAGO — The New Year is a perfect time to modify practices that no...

Cold Comfort for Your Customers

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CHICAGO — As cold weather creeps down from the north, customers will...

Learn Before You Earn

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CHICAGO — Whatever financial recovery may be underway probably has not...

When The Label Says Water

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CHICAGO — Effective stain removal is now a multi-solution process....

The Don’ts of Good Stain Removal

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CHICAGO — I usually devote my time to explaining what should be done in...

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...

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