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Fading Bedspreads and Comforters

December 31, 2018

Now that the winter has ended, you decide to take your favorite
bedspread to the dry cleaner for cleaning before storage. But when you
get it back, to your horror you discover that the colors have faded
substantially.

Unfortunately, comforters, quilts, bedspreads, and
other household items can sometimes fade during acceptable cleaning
procedures. In most cases, the surface color has a streaked or frosted
appearance. There may also be an overall lightening or complete change
of color. Sometimes this type of color change or fading may not be
noticeable until the bedspread or comforter is compared with other
matching components in the bedroom ensemble.

Fading of this kind
occurs when the dyes or pigments applied during manufacturing are not
colorfast to dry cleaning solvent. Unfortunately, as dry cleaners, we have no
way of knowing whether the dyes will fade during acceptable cleaning
procedures.

Bedspreads, comforters, and pillowsWhen you bring in a comforter or bedspread for
cleaning, tell us that you want it tested for colorfastness
prior to cleaning regardless of the label. Testing should also be done
to determine which care process laundering or dry cleaning would be
safest for the color. In some cases, bedspreads that cannot be
dry cleaned may be laundered safely. However, there are bedspreads and
comforters, especially prints, that cannot withstand washing or
dry cleaning procedures without fading.

If tests show that the
colors may fade, you will need to decide how or if you want us to clean the bedspread, which may result in fading of the
colors. If you decide you still want it cleaned, you should have any
matching components cleaned as well to ensure that the color will be
consistent. You will need to sign a release. Most of
all, you should remember that once a bedspread or comforter has faded,
the colors cannot be restored.

Save time for more important things! Let Sarni Cleaners help you care for your household items. Just call our laundry pickup and delivery service at 800-SARNI-75 or email delivery@sarnidrycleaners.com.