Care for Flame Resistant Workwear: 100% Cotton and Comfortouch
Caring properly for your flame resistant workwear is vitally important for the life of your garment, as well as your own protection. Different fabrics call for different care instructions, but if your flame resistant workwear is 100 percent cotton, or Bulwark’s Comfortouch fabric, you can use the laundering instructions below to help you care properly for your clothing.
How to Launder Workwear
Workwear is made to be durable, to be comfortable, to help you get the job done, and it should be made to launder well. It’s a fact of life: work clothes get dirty. Whether you are changing oil in a car, or mopping floors, or cooking in the deep fryer, there are numerous ways for your workwear to attract dirt, grease, grime, etc. Fortunately, Red Kap work wear provides a stain resistant finish on relevant items, such as work pants and work shirts, which helps in the laundering process. Different items of workwear might be recommended for different washes–whether it’s industrial or home. This article will look at how to clean your workwear at home in three easy steps.
How to Remove Food Stains
When you’re in the restaurant industry, food stains on your chef coat, shirts, or work pants, are a way of life. No matter how careful you are, somehow butter or oil, chocolate, or blackberries, find a way to stain your work wear. What can you do about it? Learn how to remove food stains. You may not be able to prevent the stains, but you can certainly do your best to remove them. Keeping a professional appearance in your work wear is important. Keep reading for tips on how to remove food stains from your chef coats and work pants.
Before Getting Started
You have food stains on your white chef coat, and you need to get rid of them. Before dealing with them, you will need a few items on hand. A good stain removal item, like Resolve, Dreft, Clorox 2, or Spray n’ Wash, is just what you need, as well as something to scrape the fabric with–a knife will work just fine. Along with your regular laundry detergent, and a washing machine, you are set to begin removing food stains from your chef coats and work pants. Remember, it is best to steer clear of detergents containing bleach. Bleach can cause yellowing when not used properly.
A How-to Guide on Removing Grease Stains from Workwear:
Removing grease stains from workwear is a common problem for many. Whether you are a chef or mechanic, grease stains happen. So what can you do to remove them? There are a couple different options, depending on your situation. The first, and most basic, is as follows.
1. Removing Stains Grease from Workwear with Presoak
If the grease stain has already been sitting for some time, this is going to be your best option. If you’re a mechanic with Red Kap uniforms, this is for you. Blot the grease stain with a paper towel, being careful not to rub the grease stain into your work pants, work shirts, or coveralls.Keep blotting until no more grease comes out of your workwear. At that point, you will want to use a stain remover item such as Resolve, or Spray ‘n’ Wash. Work the stain remover into the fabric with a brush, and then soak the workwear items for a couple hours before washing. After the presoak, you can wash your work pants, work shirts, and coveralls, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not place workwear items in the dryer when treating grease stains! Allow uniforms to air dry, and then check the grease stains. Repeat the process as needed. If uniforms with grease stains go through the dryer, the heat will set the stains, making them impossible to remove. […]