A Few Laundry Tips for Your Red Kap Workwear

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A Few Laundry Tips for Your Red Kap Workwear

When you work around cars, grease stains are bound to happen. That’s why it’s important to know how to treat your Red Kap workwear to keep it looking sharp and professional. Red Kap garments are designed to keep your comfortable and professional on the job, but it’s helpful to have a few tips in your back pocket when it’s time to scrub the grease out of your SP14 or CT10. (That’s your favorite work shirt or coveralls, in case you weren’t sure.) While many of our customers might employ a laundry service, we’ve found that a good number do their own laundry. Try these handy tips next time you’re facing a frustrating grease or oil stain on your work clothes.

Stain Removal

Grease stains and oil stains can happen in an instant, and they can be really hard to get rid of. Red Kap is known for being a leading brand in the automotive industry, so you know we’ve seen our fair share of oil and grease stains. We also sell some chef apparel, so we know that the chefs and line cooks out there are getting oil stains from a number of places, including the deep fryer and spilled salad dressing.

One of the simplest and most effective methods for oil and grease stain removal is to use a quality stain remover such as Resolve or Spray ‘n Wash. If you have one of those on hand, go ahead and blot the stain with a paper towel to remove excess grease, and then apply the stain remover. If you don’t have a stain remover at the ready, you can also try dish soap. Dish soap is something you’re sure to have on hand around the house, and what does it advertise directly on the bottle? “Tough on grease,” or something to that tune. Simply pour a little dish soap directly onto the stain, and rub the soap into the fabric. Go ahead and launder your Red Kap garment as you would normally, and see if the dish soap did the trick. If not, try this simple tip next. Baby powder is another item you might have somewhere in your home, and it’s worth a try on a tough grease spot! Simply sprinkle a little of the powder into your hand, and use a cotton ball to apply it to the stain. If the stain is pretty large, you could shake the bottle directly onto the fabric. Dab at the stain, allowing the baby powder to do its job, and then brush off, or shake out, any extra baby powder on the shirt. Wash as you normally would, and then check the stain. Hopefully one of these simple remedies will the trick in a pinch! However, keep in mind that you should never put your Red Kap garment in the dryer until you are sure the stain has been removed. A dryer’s heat will set the stain, making it next to impossible to remove. Simply treat the stain, wash as directed, and hang to dry.

When washing your Red Kap workwear, try the above tips for cleaning up grease and oil stains on your uniforms!

Care for Flame Resistant Workwear

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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.
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How to Launder Workwear

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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.

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Chef Coats: How to Remove Food Stains

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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.
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Removing Grease Stains from Workwear

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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. Continue reading