When you went to the dry cleaning, you probably were asked the question:
“Did you try to do something with a stain yourself?” Most often, the answer is yes. And then the professional needs to know what exactly you did. About how long usually dry cleaning takes, you can read here in the article.
Now we will talk about the most common mistakes, after which stains are almost impossible to remove.
Experts divide stains into such categories: food, cosmetic, medical, household, etc. Each stain impacts to your clothes in its own way and requires various kinds of solvents (neutralizers).
How to recognize the stain and what to do with it, that knows experts from dry cleaning.
We don’t need to know this, but it’s important to remember what you can’t do with the stains, regardless of whether you are going to clean in by yourself or in the dry cleaning service.
1. Wait too long
This is the biggest mistake most of us make. In fact, almost any stain can be removed if you start to clean it asap.
Right: Wash the stain on the same day or the next day, and if you can’t clean it out or if you’re afraid that washing will not work, take it to the dry cleaner as soon as possible.
Wrong: throw a thing in a box with dirty linen and wait a week until the washing dries out. Or put it into the bag and wait until there is free time to go dry cleaning.
2. Rub the stain
The fact that the tissue fibers become spoiled is a visible thing. At the same time, the stain remains, and the fabric around looks worn.More bad ideas you can find here at beezzly
Well, you understand the idea…
Right: take a paper towel or a napkin, gently blot the stain, with a little pressure.
Wrong: vigorously rub the fabric, holding it in fists, try to brush it off with a brush or hard side of the sponge.
3. Starting from the center
Because of it, the stain will spread in all directions, and as a result, the area of the contaminated surface increases.
Right: start the cleaning process around the edges, moving towards the center.
Wrong: smear the stain in all directions. The spot will turn pale, but its size will become larger.
4. Flush stains with hot water
Never pour hot water on a stain. From high temperatures, some types of spots only denser deeper on to the tissues.
Right: wash spots only in slightly warm water. This also applies to those clothes that you want to give to the dry cleaners.
Wrong: to think that the higher the temperature of the water is, the higher the likelihood that the stain will be removed.
5. Use bleach
Bleach is an aggressive chemical that can harm delicate fabrics. If you love your clothes, it is better not to take risks.
Right: it’s better to take your favorite thing to the dry cleaners. The faster you do it, the better.
Wrong: to think that the bleach will be able to cope with any stain. Most likely, you will get another stain from bleach near the first.
6. Check life hacks on expensive clothes
On the Internet, you can find a lot of dubious life hacks, how to remove the stain with hairspray or nail polish remover. Such experiments are best to be done on the old T-shirts, bathrobes or sweatpants because the result is always unpredictable.
Right: everything that you read above: treat the stain from the edges to the center with a paper towel, if possible, wash the stain under warm water, etc.
Wrong: rub the stain with acetone (nail polish remover), ammonia, gasoline, etc. (unless you are a chemist by education).