Summer is the season of cheeseburgers, soda, ice cream, pizza, swimming pools, grassy parks, and beaches, among other things. Too often, these summertime favorites also bring stains on shorts, shirts, and dresses. Don’t despair. These tips from our stain experts will keep clothing mishaps from ruining your fun in the sun.
Summer Stain Help
Some summer stains come out easily with home remedies. Others become permanent using the same methods. It all depends on the type of stain. For more on grass, fruit juice, and other stains, check past issues of our blog.
- Ice Cream & Popsicles: If they are chocolate, the stain will be harder to remove. If not done properly, it will stain or reappear over time.
- French Fries: Grease stains can set with even the smallest amount of water. The same is true for any food with a high-fat content like pizza and any kind of meat.
- Alcohol: – Alcoholic beverages can damage silk or acetate. They also can cause dyes to fade or disappear.
- Lemonade – Acidic lemon juice may cause colored dyes to fade or change.
- Candy Apples – These should wash out unless the apple contains a lot of red dye. Then washing may only make it worse.
How Flair Fights Stains
Dry cleaning at Flair is one of the best ways to treat and remove stains successfully. Here’s why.
- Stain removal is half science and half art, but all timing. The sooner we get a stained garment, the more likely we can remove the stain.
- Chemistry, knowledge of fibers and fabrics, and following the path of least resistance guide our approach to removing stains. The fewer treatments our stain experts uses, the better.
- Knowledge is the most powerful tool our experts have. They know the characteristics and attributes of different stains and how they impact fabrics and dyes. That’s why it is imperative to tell us what caused your stains.
So, enjoy the rest of your summer knowing that we’ve got your back when it comes to stains.