How to Care for Clothing with Sequins or Glitter

May 10, 2018 10:31 pm Published by

Nothing screams “party” more than a fun sequin-covered dress. Sequins and glitter are making a big comeback this year. The sparkling adornments are showing up on everything from shoes coated in colored glitter to sequined shirts, skirts and sweaters. However, both glitter and sequins do require some special care to keep them shining through every shindig. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with loose sequins and falling glitter, which no host will appreciate. Luckily, following a few simple steps will ensure your favorite sequined sweater is ready for everything.

Follow these sequin and glitter care tips from Organic Dry Cleaners and Laundry.

Glitter clothing and shoes

Glitter is notoriously fragile. The shining material is usually glued directly onto the surface of the fabric. Over time, the glue will begin to deteriorate, which will cause the glitter to fall off the material. The same thing can happen if the item is improperly washed and dried. Because of this, your best option is to always bring any glittered items to Organic Dry Cleaners and Laundry for a professional cleaning.

You can perform a light cleaning at home if you don’t have time to stop by the laundry cleaners in Scottsdale, AZ in between events. Spray a light coat of hairspray over the glitter for an extra layer of protection before washing. Then, wash the item in cold water on the delicate setting and lay it flat to dry. Never put it in the dryer, as the heat will melt the glitter.

For glittery shoes, just wipe the material with a clean cloth to remove any dry dirt and dust. Combat tougher stains by enlisting the help of a toothbrush and a mixture of soap and cold water to scrub the glitter clean. Those glittery pumps or boots will look new and shiny in no time.

Sequin-covered garments

Sequins are a little more durable than glitter, but they are still relatively delicate. Even normal wear and tear can cause the sequins to become loose, fall off or even become damaged and bent. That’s why cleaning is best left to the pros. If you have to clean the item at home, we recommend hand washing, as the sequins can get snagged easily in the washer. Start by filling a bathtub full of cold water and mild laundry soap before soaking the items within the mixture. Swirl the garment gently and then let it soak for about five minutes. After that, rinse out the soap with cold water and then hang it to dry. Never attempt to remove excess moisture by wringing the garment out, as this can seriously damage the shape of the sequins and cause them to become loose.

A professional cleaning is the only way to maximize the high-shine and excitement of your glitter and sequin-covered clothing. The knowledgeable professionals at Organic Dry Cleaners & Laundry know the best techniques to care for these special items. Stop by your trusted laundry cleaners in Scottsdale, AZ today to learn more about how we can help you!

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