MYSTERIOUS DARK SPOTS ON GARMENTS
Sometimes, after the dry cleaning process, garments begin to show localized, mysterious dark spots usually on the collar or shoulders area. The stains can happen because of user error, chemical ingredients, or the nature of the products. Let’s take a closer look at what this really means.
What Does Dark Spots Look Like?
Dark spots are usually small and splatter-like. They can appear as raindrops on clothing and can range of different colors such as gray, black, tan, brown, or darker shades.
What Causes This Type Of Staining?
In most cases, dark spot stains begin to appear once they’ve come into close contact to hair sprays or other hair-care products. But, these stains can also appear due to other substances that contain impurities, such as rain. These substances that come into contact with your garments appear invisible after they dry into the fabric, however a tiny amount of residue remains. Age, atmospheric gases, and the heat of any cleaning or pressing process can cause oxidation, which in turn cases the invisible residue to become a more visible, dark colored spot.
Can This Be Prevented?
This type of staining occurs when in use. Therefore, only the owner of the garment can actually prevent this type of staining. If you take your garment to a reputable cleaners, the cleaner can sometimes prevent these stains from appearing by pre-spotting the stain with special agents and technologies when the stain is relatively fresh. And, if the garment owner makes the cleaner aware of them prior to cleaning. This type of dark spot staining cannot undergo removal by regular dry cleaning alone. After these stains have oxidized and turned to a dark color, they can become very difficult to remove completely.
Who Is Responsible For This?
Ultimately, the garment owner who came into contact with the staining substance is responsible for this dark spot type of stain.
Is There A Remedy For This Type Of Staining?
In most cases, safe and complete removal of this type of staining is impossible. However, the sooner a reputable dry cleaner knows about the stain, the better the chance of restoration.
If you have any questions or concerns about one of your garments that may have dark spots staining, reach out to Avon Cleaners today. We are here to help!