Wedding Dress Dry Cleaning

Wedding Dress Dry Cleaning
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There are many ways to clean your wedding gown, but the best idea is to have it done by a professional. You can do it yourself, but you don't want to risk ruining your gown.Before getting the answer to “How much does it cost to dry clean a wedding dress”, you should know many gown cleaning experts will use a wet cleaning method. Generally this means your gown is hand washed with cleansers to remove all stains, including minor ones that could cause problems later on. If you don't clean your dress, the unseen stains can become a problem later on, oxidizing and turning yellow. You can try to do this method on your own, but once again it might be best if left to the professionals.More commonly however, a dry cleaning method is used. You've probably taken your fair share of garments that can't be machine washed to a dry cleaner. But did you ever know how it worked? The companies will pre-treat stains and then put your gown in a dry cleaning machine. The most common solvents used for wedding gowns are Greenearth, EXXONdf-2000, soddard volvent and perchloroethylene. So what's the difference?Greenearth is a pretty new solvent. It's silicone based and is extremely safe for beaded gowns. However, the downfall of this stain treater is that it's not as good at degreasing as other options. The good news about this solvent is that it isn't restricted by the government, and it's fairy safe for the environment.Exxon DF-2000 is also a newer solvent. It's petroleum-based and generally known for how good it is for treating beads and sequins. This solvent is similar to Greenearth in that it is also not the best at degreasing the gown. Many industry experts expect Exxon DR-2000, also referred to as Hydro-carbon, to be the main dry cleaning formula in the future.Stoddard solvent is similar to Exxon DR-2000 in that it is also a petroleum-based solvent. However, Stoddard is becoming increasingly rare. Fire regulations restrict the solvent from being used in dry cleaners that are located in strip malls. If you do see it used, you can probably guess it is an older company. Unlike other methods, Stoddard is a great solvent for degreasing. It can also keep beads, sequins or any glue on the dress in tact.Perchloroethylene is the most common stain-remover used by dry cleaners. Generally referred as perc, this solvent is considered the best option for degreasing. If your dress is made out of acetate, rayon or silk, this solvent might be perfect for you. However, the downside of perc is that it may damage any sequins, beading on the dress. If the beading is glued on, it can also melt the glue.
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Wedding Dress Dry Cleaning

Because of environmental and medical impact, many states are regulating dry cleaning solvents more than ever before. Some states are passing laws limiting and eliminating perchlorethylene (the most common) solvent. Consequently, new solvents are emerging to replace perc. The most common are listed below. Wedding Gown Cleaning Solvents Perchloroethylene Commonly called perc. this is the still the most common solvent that dry-cleaners use. It is the best solvent for degreasing and may be your best choice if your dress is silk, rayon, or acetate and quite dirty. However, this solvent is more likely to damage sequins and beads, or melt the glue if they are glued on. A very experienced dry-cleaner will know how to protect the sequins and beads on your dress. Stoddard solvent. Harder to find, this is a petroleum-based solvent that is becoming rare. Because of fire regulations, this solvent cannot be used in strip mall type dry-cleaning establishments, and is therefore not commonly used. You may find this solvent in older dry-cleaning shops that have been around for a while. It is safer for cleaning dresses with sequins and beads than perchloroethylene. The Stoddard solvent shouldn’t melt beads and sequins or affect the glue if they are glued on. Exxon DF-2000 (Also called Hydro-carbon) This is a newly formulated petroleum-based solvent. Like the Stoddard solvent, it is safer for beads and sequins, but is not quite as effective at degreasing as perchloroethylene and the Stoddard solvent. However, it has fewer fire restrictions than the Stoddard formula and may be the formula of the future as many dry-cleaning shops change over to this new solvent. Greenearth This is a fairly new silicone based solvent. Like Hydro-carbon, it is safer for beads and sequins, but is not quite as effective at degreasing as perchloroethylene and the Stoddard solvent. However, it is safer for the environment and has less government restrictions than any other solvent.
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Wedding Dress Dry Cleaning

Wedding Gown Cleaning Solvents Perchloroethylene Commonly called perc. this is the still the most common solvent that dry-cleaners use. It is the best solvent for degreasing and may be your best choice if your dress is silk, rayon, or acetate and quite dirty. However, this solvent is more likely to damage sequins and beads, or melt the glue if they are glued on. A very experienced dry-cleaner will know how to protect the sequins and beads on your dress. Stoddard solvent. Harder to find, this is a petroleum-based solvent that is becoming rare. Because of fire regulations, this solvent cannot be used in strip mall type dry-cleaning establishments, and is therefore not commonly used. You may find this solvent in older dry-cleaning shops that have been around for a while. It is safer for cleaning dresses with sequins and beads than perchloroethylene. The Stoddard solvent shouldn’t melt beads and sequins or affect the glue if they are glued on. Exxon DF-2000 (Also called Hydro-carbon) This is a newly formulated petroleum-based solvent. Like the Stoddard solvent, it is safer for beads and sequins, but is not quite as effective at degreasing as perchloroethylene and the Stoddard solvent. However, it has fewer fire restrictions than the Stoddard formula and may be the formula of the future as many dry-cleaning shops change over to this new solvent. Greenearth This is a fairly new silicone based solvent. Like Hydro-carbon, it is safer for beads and sequins, but is not quite as effective at degreasing as perchloroethylene and the Stoddard solvent. However, it is safer for the environment and has less government restrictions than any other solvent.
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Wedding Dress Dry Cleaning

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Wedding Dress Dry Cleaning

Some gown specialists use the wet cleaning method, which consists of washing the gown by hand with gentle cleansers that remove noticeable stains and unseen stains, such as champagne and sugar. If left untreated, unseen stains can oxidize and turn yellow over time. Other companies use a more traditional dry-cleaning method, which involves pretreating the stains and then placing the garment in a dry-cleaning machine. “The solvent in the machine should be safe for fragile decorations, and these should be protected with muslin during the cleaning cycle or removed before cleaning and re-sewn onto your gown afterward,” Conant says. Solvents such as perchloroethylene or petroleum-based cleansers are used as stain removers. Petroleum-based solvents aren’t as aggressive as perchloroethylene, and they’re also not as powerful in stain removal, but because of its high oil content, petroleum nourishes certain fabrics and can give them a lovely sheen.
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Wedding Dress Dry Cleaning

Some professional cleaners may use either dry-cleaning or wet-cleaning, depending on the gown fabric. Many bridal gown care labels specify which type of cleaning will be best for that particular gown. Heritage Garment Preservation uses both wet cleaning and dry-cleaning, determined by the gown’s fabric and trims.

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