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Classify Stains to Ease Removal

Martin L. Young Jr. |

There it is, all right. It’s a stain. The garment would look better...

Running in Reverse

Martin L. Young Jr. |

I just happened to be at the counter when I saw the lady get out of her...

The Fine Art of Efficient Finishing

Everett Childers |

If we think of ourselves only as drycleaners, we limit our capabilities...

Never Let Them See Their Sweat

Norm Oehlke |

Ever hear this comment from a customer? "That underarm stain wasn't...

A Final Curtain Call

Norm Oehlke |

Some drycleaners refer to cleaning drapes, curtains, bedspreads and...

Handling The

Norm Oehlke |

How often have you refused to accept a garment that is extremely soiled...

Keep Napped Fabrics from Getting Nappy

Norm Oehlke |

‘My coat was soft and smooth when I left it for cleaning, and now it’s...

Getting The Most out of A Solvent System

Everett Childers |

There are certain rules that must be followed when cleaning clothes —...

Make A Template for Quality Finishing

Howard Scott |

Finishing in drycleaning is not given enough attention. Coming at the...

The Secrets of Basic Spotting

Everett Childers |

Disgusting-looking stuff that gets on people’s clothing falls into one...

Caring for Old Glory

Norm Oehlke |

Memorial Day and Flag Day are coming up, meaning that Old Glory will be...

Handling Shrinkage Complaints

Norm Oehlke |

One of the most complex problems for the drycleaner is handling a...

How to Toast a Tannin Stain

Norm Oehlke |

The term “tannin” covers a broad range of stains originating from fruit...

K.O. Oxidized Oil Stains with KOH

Norm Oehlke |

Most yellow or yellow/brown stains that reach the spotter originate from...

Using Amyl Acetate

Norm Oehlke |

Using Amyl Acetate

Ian P. Murphy |

Amyl acetate is a dry-side agent that is much more aggressive in certain...

Using Amyl Acetate

Norm Oehlke |

Amyl acetate is a dry-side agent that is much more aggressive in certain...

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