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Lindsey recently spent some time in paradise for a friend’s wedding – when it came time to get ready for the ceremony, she realized her frock was a bit more rumpled than she would have liked. Not a problem when you are the Laundress! Here’s her trick for a perfect steam – even when you are in a hotel room 3000 miles from home.
I love this trick – you can use it anywhere and with any iron!
When I am away from home without my steamer this works just as well. My dress had some unwanted wrinkles that had to be taken care of before heading out to my friend’s wedding. No need to call in the professionals here … just follow these simple steps.
We normally use the Darks Detergent to help remove pet hairs in the laundry (remember this Did You Know?) – but when the item calls for something more sensitive, we always recommend washing to the highest percentage. In this case, the delicate polyester shell and down filling make the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo the right detergent for the job. You can always reference our “Can I Be Washed” pages – Natural Fibers or Synthetics – for a quick guide and some useful recipes. Our Fabric Glossary is also a great resource for more in-depth information on individual textiles.
We all know that the Laundress makes specially formulated detergents, shampoos and washes for your varied laundry challenges (and we love all our babies the same), but today we want to know – which DETERGENT (Signature, Whites, Darks, or Baby) could you just not live without?
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In honor of the arrival of spring and this weekend’s holiday, we thought we would share this recent shot of Chloe being oh so adorable. Happy Friday!Read More
A Laundress experiment : Paint Removal!
Gwen repainted the floors in her apartment, a big spring clean project. Despite doing most of it in some old sweats and stealthily maneuvering in the studio apartment trying to paint herself out the door, she ended up painting a little bit of herself too – as well as her J.Crew down vest – oh no!
Being one of the original Laundress ladies, Gwen brought her vest into our laundry lab for some good old-fashioned experimentation to try to remove the paint. We had some paint thinner on hand…she decided to start with the paint thinner, and go from there!
Gwen poured the paint thinner into a glass bowl and grabbed some Q-tips. Despite – or perhaps because of – her career as an expert Laundress, she still reads the care label for both the down vest and the paint thinner!
The vest is polyester with a down interior. The paint thinner label conveniently says that it is “widely used as a dry cleaner and spot remover for fabrics,” but may be harmful to some synthetic fabrics.
While polyester is a synthetic, we know that it is basically indestructible. So, in the name of science and experimentation, Gwen went for it! (We imagine this process is safe for colors and most durable fabrics)
Use the Q-tips on trace areas. Dip it in the Paint Thinner and apply. Gwen found that it had little effect on larger stained areas.
Wet the bar and apply it to the stain for some agitation. Make sure to work the bar into the fabric really well.
Dip the cleaning cloth into the spirits, and rub it on top of the soapy areas. Plain paint thinner proved to be much more successful for paint removal in conjunction with the Wash & Stain Bar.
Use an old toothbrush to budge some larger paint globs. Gwen used her fingernail, as she did not have an old toothbrush and didn’t want to contaminate the laundry room’s Stain Brush.
Once Gwen was satisfied with the paint removal, she tossed the vest (and the cleaning cloth!) in the washing machine. She poured the appropriate amount of Signature Detergent into the drum and ran a regular cycle with warm water.
Have you tried The Laundress Surface Cleaner yet?
In an effort to clear out precious under-the-sink real estate, we created The Laundress Surface Cleaner to be effective on all surfaces throughout your home – because, why use ten products when you only need one?
From appliances, sinks, countertops, stovetops, walls, tile and woodwork to granite, stone, finished wood, marble and steel, this work-horse can handle it all. Scented in our Home Scent No247 – an invigorating blend of bergamot, thyme, lavender, musk and ylang ylang – it cleans and refreshes with a perfectly crisp clean home smell, any day of the year.
Stainless Steel appliances and fixtures inevitably fall victim to fingerprint smudges, leaving behind an appearance that’s visually unappealing and messy. Easily remove prints and streaks with this multi-surface product.
Stone countertops run a high risk for absorbing stubborn stains. Immediately spray counters and tables to effectively remove all spills, drips and mess. Use The Laundress Lint-Free Cleaning Clothes to save trees and get an unbeatable shine at the same time!
Children’s highchairs gather sticky food messes; safely clean up every meal and snack time. All-natural and highly effective, no need to fear chemicals around your kids.
Tile backdrops accumulate hard water stains and spots – to avoid build-up, wipe down regularly and keep tile dry.
Antiques and wooden furniture collect dust and dirt easily – now you can remove all soils without harming the finish.
We all know that Mother’s Day is the time to show her how much she means to us…but how to best do that?
We’ve got some fool-proof gift ideas for the first woman in your life…Click Thru to see where we are shopping this spring for our own Moms.
Colorful blooms will complement her day…while scented candles will create both a refreshing and relaxing atmosphere throughout the home.
From the market to the beach, Moms will love this chic canvas tote versatile enough to take wherever she goes.
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