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Could I dry-clean this?

I have two sweaters, and while the label on both says hand wash in cold and line dry, could I dry clean them? [more inside]
posted by bookwibble on Dec 15, 2014 - 5 answers

Voluminous grease dump on clothing: what to do?

Carrying a serving dish full of pot roast and all the delicious associated juices. Slipped out of my hands, exploded on floor. Crockery shards, meat and grease everywhere. My pants - polyester wool blend, dry clean only - what to do until/in prep for dry cleaner? Anything? Soak? Blot? My shoes - brown leather tasseled loafers. Great splotches of grease. Ruined? This just sucks.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Sep 8, 2014 - 10 answers

Drycleaning and menswear in Amsterdam

AmsterdamFilter: can you recommend (1) a good, fast dry cleaner and (2) a reliable, not too expensive menswear store in Centrum or the Oosterparkbuurt? Reason: pigeon attack. [more inside]
posted by brianogilvie on May 25, 2014 - 3 answers

Fancy wool-blend formalwear: dry-clean after every wearing?

I recently acquired a beautiful, brand new designer dress that's much nicer than anything I've had in my wardrobe before. I've worn it once and have been hanging it up to air out. Is it better to get it dry cleaned before storing it, or will it be easier on the fabric to put it away in its worn-once state? I don't want to put unnecessary stress on the fabric from the dry cleaning process, but I really, really don't want to find moth holes in the dress several months from now, either. [more inside]
posted by Orinda on Apr 26, 2014 - 6 answers

Can I dry clean using my dryer?

I have a couple of clothing pieces that I usually take to a dry cleaner. After getting a dryer, however, I'm wondering if I could somehow clean them at home instead... [more inside]
posted by Sakura3210 on Sep 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Another dry-cleaning disaster

My suit came back from the cleaners with a rippled pattern across some of the fabric. Is this repairable? I haven't tried a warm iron yet, lest it yield an even more unsalvageable result.
posted by SpringAquifer on Nov 15, 2012 - 2 answers

Could dry cleaning really have fixed my jackets?

I had the sleeves shortened on two suit jackets, and when the tailor moved the buttons they left stitching "scars" on the material. Tailor claims that dry cleaning the suits a few times would fix it. I say BS. But then again, I don't know much about this kind of thing, do you? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Nov 13, 2012 - 11 answers

Other than the possible neurotoxic vapors, this place rocks.

Some friends of mine live in a brilliant location in downtown DC, and one of them is leaving, giving me an opening to move in. This is far and away the best apartment I've ever had a shot at. Just one possible catch: the building's ground floor is a dry-cleaning business, so I'm concerned about exposure to PERC. Should I be? Does DC have any more stringent regulations than those enforced by the EPA? Can I request a test of air quality in the building before I move in (as appears to be available in NYC)?
posted by phrontist on Nov 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me get the stank outta this coat?

Is this coat machine washable? [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée on Aug 21, 2012 - 9 answers

I know seven ways to knot a tie, but not a way to clean it

Oh great neck accessory wearing people of metafilter. How often do you clean your ties? How do you go about cleaning your ties? [more inside]
posted by bswinburn on Aug 1, 2012 - 21 answers

Is this 2 year old stain fixable?

What are the chances that a 2 year old cake frosting stain will come off my dry-clean-only dress? [more inside]
posted by catch as catch can on Jun 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Will dry cleaning hurt my cashmere coat?

I have a 15-year old black cashmere coat (women's) from Kiton. I've never had it dry-cleaned. It's in very good shape and doesn't appear dirty but I'm wondering if it can be freshened up. I worry that the dry cleaner might damage it, for example by flattening the hair when pressing it.
posted by Dragonness on Mar 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Getting Wrinkles Out of Rayon

How to get wrinkles out of dry clean only clothes (rayon)? [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Feb 16, 2012 - 8 answers

I just want my suit back

My dry cleaner appears to have gone out of business with my clothes in their possession. What can I do to get my stuff back? [more inside]
posted by sevenyearlurk on Aug 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me remove a red wine stain!

Help me figure out how to remove a red wine stain from a brand new silk chiffon (dry clean only) dress. [more inside]
posted by moshimosh on Aug 12, 2011 - 10 answers

To dry clean or not to dry clean...

MeFites, I need you to lay some dry cleaning knowledge on me. Do I need to take my suit skirt to the dry cleaner's if a small amount of beer was spilled on it while out with colleagues yesterday? Please help a laundry-vs.-dry-cleaning rule challenged gal figure it all out. [more inside]
posted by shortskirtlongjacket on Mar 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Emergency Laundry Question

Emergency Laundry Question: I had some bad laundry experiences over the weekend. A dry cleaner left this awful kerosene smell in a jacket, which they tried to cover with perfume. Another laundromat over-bleached my dress shirts. How would I go about removing the odors -- of inept dry cleaning and bleach -- from these clothes tonight? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Nov 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Cleaning a corduroy jacket

Drycleaning - what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Nov 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Ok to Dry Clean? If so, Phoenix Specialty Dry Cleaners?

Dry cleaning a 60 year old wedding dress and 65 year old Navy uniform - OK to do? [more inside]
posted by TurquoiseZebra on Oct 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Dry cleaning for to-be-donated clothes?

I have some dry clean-only clothes that I want to donate. They could use a cleaning but I don't want to pay for it if I'm going to be donating them. There was a program in the DC area that let you donate clothes and a dry cleaners would clean them for free. Anyone heard of something similar in NYC?
posted by orrnyereg on Aug 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Laundry in Hell's Kitchen

I need a recommendation for laundry/dry cleaning in Hell's Kitchen NYC area. [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Mar 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Phoenix's finest dry-cleaner

Looking for a great dry cleaner in the East Valley or downtown Phoenix. [more inside]
posted by notjustfoxybrown on Mar 8, 2010 - 2 answers

Save the clothes!

Will dry cleaners take wet clothes? Alternatively, help me save my girlfriend's clothes! [more inside]
posted by slide on Feb 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Why are formal clothes more likely to be dry-clean-only than casual clothes?

Why are formal clothes more likely to be dry-clean-only than casual clothes? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Aug 14, 2009 - 22 answers

What's the wholesale laundry service like?

Where can I find an overview of the Dry cleaning/laundry business? Some level of detail with respect to costs and cost structure of having the clothes shipped offsite would be great. [more inside]
posted by dyerfr on Aug 2, 2009 - 2 answers

Next time I'll just Fabreeze it.

My dry cleaner lost my clothes and refuses to do anything about it. [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle on Jul 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Is there any way to get around hand washing clothes?

I recently bought a beautiful burgundy sweater coat. Unfortunately, I failed to notice the wash & care instructions, which state "Hand wash cold/separately." How exactly does one go about hand washing a large piece of clothing? The tag says "93% acrylic, 5% polyester, 2% wool." Is there any other way I can get this garment cleaned? Would Woolite be an option? Dry cleaning?
posted by invisible ink on Feb 26, 2008 - 13 answers

Does dry-cleaning induce colorfastness?

Will dry-cleaning cause my comforter cover to be colorfast? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Nov 26, 2007 - 4 answers

Help Save My Favorite Sweater!!!

Help! I spilled laundry detergent on my dry-clean only sweater! [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Oct 21, 2007 - 7 answers

Don't Wanna Wreck Grandma's Closet

I need Cleaning Vintage Clothing 101. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Mar 19, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I care for my husband's business suits?

How do I care for my husband's business suits? [more inside]
posted by angelfish on Nov 19, 2006 - 5 answers

Sweating up the Dry-Clean-Only

Sweat-a-filter: Dry cleaning isn't working! How can I permanently remove body odor from dry-clean-only clothes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2006 - 10 answers

One man's shirt, and 5 women's? That'll be $50, please.

Why does getting articles of women's clothing laundered, dry cleaned and/or pressed at the cleaners cost more than it does for comparable articles of men's clothing? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Jul 31, 2006 - 18 answers

Save my blazer!

Laundryfilter: Stain remover stained my favorite blazer? The dry cleaner has failed. Help! [more inside]
posted by amber_dale on Jun 13, 2006 - 2 answers

Same-day cleaners in midtown

[ManhattanFilter] Same-day cleaners in midtown? [more inside]
posted by dentata on Apr 22, 2006 - 6 answers

please fix my pants

Last summer I had a pair of black dress pants dry cleaned. I didn't check them out until a month later, at which point I noticed that there was chalk-like stains all over the pants. I assumed it was dry cleaning fluid/whatever, and took it to another cleaner to get it sorted out, to no avail. Can anyone suggest how to fix my lovely trousers? [more inside]
posted by krunk on Apr 12, 2005 - 1 answer

Can I hand wash 'dry clean only' wool pants?

I've got several pairs of lightweight wool dress pants from Ann Taylor. They are marked dry clean only. Suppose I hand-wash these pants in cold water and lay them flat on a towel to air-dry. Will the laundry gods punish my impudence?
posted by naomi on Feb 14, 2005 - 12 answers

Taking Care of Silk

I have quite a few silk blouses, and I'm curious about the various washing instructions. Some are dry-clean only, others hand wash/line dry, and others still are machine wash/tumble dry. (As well as other assorted combinations). Why all the variations, when all are 100% silk?
posted by ferociouskitty on Apr 9, 2004 - 4 answers

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