The Best Ever Suit Cover

DrClean's Suit Covers

Protect Your Clothes
In The Wardrobe or On The Move

Specially designed with protection and travel in mind, it has 2 handles and a separate section for shoes or shirts.

Only £5.40 Or Buy 2 Get 1 FREE + p&p

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Clean Your Iron

It's Simple with Ez-Off

Ez-Off cleans a hot iron just by wiping the cleaning cream on and wiping it off again. No need to wait for the iron to cool - so there's no down time.

Only £11.30 + p&p

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Water Proofing

Repel v's ScotchGuard

We have 2 aerosol spray water proofing agents, but which one is best? Here's a head-to-head battle to compare one with another.

Waterproof - Raincoats - Hand Bags - Shoes - Suede Jackets.

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Below you'll find some special products available from the DrClean shop that have all been tested for effectiveness and ease of use.
Stain Treatments
Tea, Wine, Glue, Rust, Beer, Egg, Vomit, Ink, Tar,
Juices + Many More
Paint & Rust Treatments
All added to ordinary paint
Fuzz-Go The best bobble remover in the world?
 

Blood Stains

Remove both new and old blood stains.

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 and 
Suit Covers
 
Irons & Boards
Professional Iron
s, Boards & steamers 
Odour Treatments
All odours including Pet Urine
Waterproofing Sprays for Rain Coats, Suede : Jackets, Shoes, Handbags 
Chair Covers etc.

EZ-Off Iron Cleaning Cream Easy to use while the iron is hot and very effective.

Ez-Off

Scotch Guard

water repellant spray -  to protect all your Suites, Raincoats, Shoes, Bags & Carpets
20m Lint Rollers
Get Rid of Fluff - Lint & Bobbles 
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Steam presses for home use
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Leather Cleaning
for all Your Suites Jackets & Clothing
Hagerty Blue
Buy a Hagerty Blue....... Or
....... get a FREE Machine
(with free stand and hard floor adaptor)
Hagerty Blue
 
Stink Free Sports Gear

Remove all nasty smells from shoes, socks, shirts and even bags.

With Money Back Satisfaction GUARANTEE

Stinf Free
Cogs Enviro-Friendly Degreaser
Get grease of anything and take care of the planet
Stain Removal Kit - for Blood, Egg,, Wine, Beer & more
Deck & Wood Cleaning
Clean and protect all your exterior wood.
 
Graffiti Remover
Graffiti
A gel that sticks to graffiti then removes it with water
Hajo Clips Hajo Clips
Simple skirt clips with no points or pins that can damage the fabric
 
Soaps for Carpets & Suites
Professionals soaps for all carpet & suite 

DrClean's Lilly Pollen Remover Lilly
 
Grooming Kit
Removes bobbles, hair & lint 
 
New Home
Heated Vacuum Ironing Board
Home Board Only £297.50

Curtain Cleaning Service
Full service with a NO SHRINKAGE GUARANTEE

 
Wedding Dress Cleaning by DrClean
 
Hand Made Wedding Dress, Shoe & Hat Boxes
All Natural Moth Repellants
 

 

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Special Considerations With Silk (week 3)

w/e 27/02/17

In the third in the series on silk we look at finishing and storing silk garments.
Finishing Silk:
When ironing silk it's important to think about the job before starting. For example, if you don't want to iron a crease into a sleeve then you need something to put into the arms to help you iron correctly. You may have a sleeve board or you can improvise, as shown in the ironing section of the site.

Knitted silk and woven silk need to be treated differently. With a knit you need to lay the garment flat and steam through the fabric, leaving it to cool and dry before you move it, otherwise you may cause distortion (stretching or shrinkage). Place a damp cloth over the fabric and gently apply an iron. This will force steam through to the fabric. Remove the cloth and allow the garment to cool and dry before you move it.

If you're dealing with a woven fabric then ironing on the right side is preferred, unless it's a stone washed silk and then iron on the reverse side. Ironing on the right side ensures you give attention to the detail that's actually going to be seen and leads to less mistakes being made. Use continuous steam if possible with a vacuum underneath as this will dry the fabric quickly, and keep it in position while drying. Otherwise use steam and then iron with no steam so you get rid of as much moisture as possible, leaving the garment on the board to dry and cool for a minute or two.

Leave any garment to hang and dry fully before putting away otherwise the silk will look limp and lifeless.

Storing Silk:
In the long term silk suffers from oxidisation, which causes yellowing of the fabric that's similar to bleaching and can be impossible to remove. For that reason you should not keep silk in a dry cleaning plastic wrapper or in sunlight.

If possible wrap the garment in acid free tissue paper (available from dry cleaning suppliers) and place in the dark. If the garment has puffed sleeved then place the tissue paper inside the sleeves to puff them out. This is also a good way to keep bows in the correct shape.

It's important that the garment isn't distorted, so hangers should correctly fill the shoulders and if possible fill the body to simulate your own body (body formers are available) and sleeves, bows and features, such as silk flowers, should be in their correct position before storing. Then place the garment in a purpose made cover in a dark wardrobe where there's no damp.

Wedding dresses should either be placed in a special box made for the purpose or hung in a special bag with a gusset so they are not crushed. Then, once again, keep them away from sun light in a dark wardrobe or cupboard.

We hope that these hints and tips will keep your silk garments luxurious for years of happy wearing.
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