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delighted99
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When it says "Dry Clean Only" ...

Post by delighted99 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:14 pm

..what is your tendency? Do you actually take it to the dry cleaners? Do you use a dryer product that is designed to dry clean at home? I used a product called Dry Cleaners Secret that did this. I never tried it on a stain though.

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Re: When it says "Dry Clean Only" ...

Post by tammy65 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:45 am

Last week, my Fil and I went shopping for a suit for him at a consignment store and I used a product similar to what you used (can't remember the name of it) to freshen it up with in the dryer. It turned out quite well.
I usually don't buy anything that says "dry clean only" because I'm a wash and wear kind of gal.

Tammy

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Post by blondeinbuffalo » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:23 am

I will no longer buy dry cleaned only. I did try to wash a skirt by hand one time with bad results. I dont think I own anything dry clean only anymore. cj

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Post by dlrcpa » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:19 pm

It depends on the fabric content and the type of garment. Silk blouses I will hand-wash and iron afterwards, have had fine results with that. Pants or a skirt I might attempt as a cool delicate machine wash and line dry followed by pressing depending on the fabric. Rayon will shrink and is not a good candidate. I would not attempt to machine wash a jacket made in any non-washable fabric. I have machine washed some inexpensive polyester lined jackets that survived. ;)

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Re: When it says "Dry Clean Only" ...

Post by delighted99 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:16 am

dlrcpa, sounds like you could write a guide on this subject! :) Maybe you could advise me on this knit sweater that is tagged as dry clean only. I'm not sure why that is-- are sweaters typically dry clean only items? It has large buttons if that has anything to do with it. I'm leaning towards getting some dry cleaners secret.

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Re: When it says "Dry Clean Only" ...

Post by Jackielou » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:33 am

Delighted

What is the fiber content of the sweater? If it is mostly wool you might be able to handwash and block dry (I mean lay it on a towel and let it dry that way, do not hang to dry or throw in the dryer.....don't ask me how I know that).

Other content I am not so sure about. Sweaters are made with rayon fibers now and I for sure would not wash those.

Jackie

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