New York, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2008
When buying white or near-white clothing, keep in mind that it shows more dirt and stains than colored fabrics and requires more care to keep it looking its very best. Unlike colored fabrics, whites can't camouflage the discoloring effects of time, and the optical brighteners they're often treated with can sometimes break down when washed or dry-cleaned, producing an overall grayish cast. Hallak Cleaners offers the following tips to save you considerable frustration when dealing with white clothes;
Do: apply perfumes, lotions and oils before dressing... making sure they are completely dried. Avoid excessive amounts, which clothing may absorb and, along with perspiration, can contribute to yellowing of the fabric.
Don't: cook while dressed in white... or try to remove grease and oil stains, especially with water, which causes rings. A ring is often more difficult to remove than the stain. Professional spotters have special solvents to remove these stubborn stains.
Do: remember the source of all stains... and point them out to your cleaner. Even if they aren't visible when dried, they can turn yellow or brown over time if unattended.
Do: be careful when buying whites with colored trim. It is possible for deep or brilliant colored trim to permanently bleed dye onto the adjacent white fabric. If the colored trim is removable, this problem is avoided.
Couture dry cleaner of choice to the houses of Hermes, Gucci, Chanel, Prada and Yves St. Laurent just to name a few, Hallak is recognized worldwide as one of the country's leading couture dry cleaners and has retail locations on New York's Upper East Side and in Hackensack, New Jersey.