Tips on Cleaning Different Type of Spills on Your Men’s Suit

Most suits bought these days are dry cleanable. When you go out to a function try not to spill anything on you, and if you do, there are methods and ways to clean those spills. When you rotate your suits it is likely that some of them would be dirty or stained, and if they are or have stains or spills, here are a few ways to clean it.

Tea stains: Wet a clean cloth, dip it into vinegar then dab the stain until it’s gone.

Coffee stains: Apply the pure glycerine directly onto the coffee. Rinse it in warm water until it goes away.

Wine stains: The first and easiest thing to do is to throw salt onto the spill and leave for a few minutes. This will, then, absorb the wine stain.

Blood stains: Rinse the blood off with cold water. Dab gently with a clean cloth until the blood stain is gone.

Grass stains: Put the garment on a clean cloth and dab the grass with alcohol until gone.

Lipstick stains: Apply either directly or mix water with hydrogen peroxide and apply to the lipstick to remove it.

Ink stains: Pour milk into a bowl and soak the ink for several hours. Rinse the soaked ink stain with cold water until gone.

Sauce stains: Apply trichloroethylene to dissolve the sauce or rinse it in hot water until it’s gone.

Gum stains: Use an ice cube to harden the gum. The gum can then be easily broken without damaging the garment or the fabric.

Candle wax stains: Remove all visible wax by scraping it off first. Place the stain between two blotting paper sheets and press with hot iron. The wax stain will stick to the blotting paper.

Beer stains: If it’s a wool or silk garment, mix warm water with alcohol and apply to the beer stain. Rub it with a clean cloth until it’s gone.

Chocolate stains: For silk garments, stains can be removed by rinsing the chocolate with warm water until it’s gone. For wool suits, remove stains by applying Benzine to the chocolate to remove it.

In general, you can dry clean your men’s suit if it is really necessary. Dry cleaning should be done once every six months as this can be a costly thing to do. Cleaning your suit more times than you should, would compromise the fibres and significantly reduce your suit’s lifespan.

Located in Johannesburg’s most iconic shopping institution, the Oriental Plaza, Abrams Stores is a family owned and managed business, specialising in high-end, exclusive branded wear for men and boys. Our philosophy is simple, and has been the driving force behind our success – we value quality, exclusivity and customer service above all else.


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