Grass stains. Berry juice. Ketchup. Mustard. Blood. During the summer, your clothes are susceptible to more tough stains than they are in the winter, and without the right tools, your garments may be lost for good. Fortunately, with these tips and tricks from our San Rafael dry cleaning experts, you can erase all the spills and splatters of summertime without having to toss your favorite garments.
Grass stains are tough, but they’re not unbeatable. When your kiddos come in for the night, pretreat their garments by rubbing liquid laundry or dish soap over the stains. Rinse well. If the stain persists, dab at the stain with rubbing alcohol, add a color-safe bleach and toss the garment in the wash.
If you got another condiment stain, don’t swear off hotdogs for good—just keep this tip in your arsenal. Dab away as much of the sauce as possible, then run your shirt through cold water. Once home, dab a bit of glycerin into a mustard stain and rinse. For ketchup-stained garments, run cold water through from the underside of the shirt. For both stains, rub liquid soap to the blemish and dab at it. Launder as usual.
Sunblock may protect you from the sun’s rays, but it can be damaging for your garments. If sunscreen smears your favorite swimsuit or sundress, wipe away the surplus and apply a stain remover to the spot. Lauder as usual.
One of the best parts about summer is the berries, yet, berry stains are some of the toughest of them all. You can remove berry juice by immediately sponging at the stain with cold water. When you get home, stretch the garment over a bowl, then pour boiling water through a strainer onto the fabric. If the mark is still there, dab at it with rubbing alcohol and then toss in the wash.
If you still cannot get tough summer stains out, let A Touch of Class have a go. Call our San Rafael dry cleaning delivery service for effortless stain removal today.
Many couples choose the spring and summer seasons to tie the knot because of the favorable weather conditions during this time of the year. If you receive a wedding invitation or two this year, you certainly don’t want to get caught off-guard by not having anything clean and fresh to wear. That’s why it’s a good idea to take your formal clothes to your favorite San Rafael drying cleaner to make sure you have a suit or dress to wear that’s clean and pressed.
Once you’ve gotten your more formal clothes dry cleaned, you’d probably like to know how often you should dry clean the other clothing items in your wardrobe.It’s important to know that even though dry cleaning is a great way to keep your clothes in tip-top shape, not every item in your wardrobe needs to be cleaned after each wear. To help you decide when it’s time to visit your dry cleaner in the future, we’ve explained when certain types of clothing need to be professionally dry cleaned.
Business & Formal Suits
Since suits don’t come into direct contact with your skin, it’s not necessary to dry clean them each time you wear them. That being said, there are some differences between business and formal suits.
Since business suits are worn regularly, they should be dry cleaned after four to five wears to keep them fresh and clean. Considering that more formal suits are only worn for special occasions like weddings, they should be dry cleaned once a season or after each wear.
Dresses, Pants, & Skirts
Dresses, pants, and skirts should be dry cleaned after four to five wears. However, if these items are made of a stain-repellent material, they can be worn a few more times before taking them to the dry cleaners. To keep dresses, pants, and skirts well cared for, they should be hung up and air-dried once they’ve been worn.
Buttoned Shirts & Blouses
Shirts and blouses with buttons are worn closely against the skin to absorb sweat. This means these items need to dry cleaned after three to four wears. Shirts or blouses made of silk should be dry-cleaned after each wear.
See Us for Ross & San Rafael Dry Cleaning
At A Touch of Class, we can help you keep your clothing in excellent condition with our professional dry cleaning service. We use a green cleaning method that’s safe for the environment, safe for you, and safe for your clothes. With two locations in Ross and San Rafael and an exceptional valet service, we make it very convenient to have your clothes dry cleaned! Just drop your clothes off at either of our locations or schedule valet service with us online. We’re looking forward to serving you!
At A Touch of Class, we're proud to provide premium-quality laundry and dry cleaning services to Marin County and all of San Francisco. We offer a professional approach to cleaning clothes, and our expert dry cleaners are trained to remove even tough stains from precious and fine clothing. Sometimes, though, the spirit of DIY moves you – and if you're wondering how to clean clothing stains at home, here are a few great household products that can help you do it.
Great Household Products for Cleaning Clothes
Need to get a stain out at home? These household cleaning products can help you keep your clothing stain-free!
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These products can help protect your clothing from stains, but if it's a truly difficult stain or an important piece of clothing, it's always better to leave things to the professionals. At A Touch of Class, we make it our business to treat even the toughest stains while protecting the fabric of your favorite garments. Order a valet service today to see the difference that professional, eco-friendly laundry valet makes. We can’t wait to hear from you!