| HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR DUMB ITEM:
Turn your garments inside out before washing.
Zip up your zippers.
Don't use too much detergent or fabric detergents containing bleach with your Dumb outfits.
Machine wash cold (NEVER HOT) and line dry.
With faux fur - take out, and shake it so hard, you can shake no more. It will become oh so fluffy.
With sweaters - lay on a flat surface – preferably on top of a towel. Do not hang. They lose their shape, sometimes permanently. Fold instead.
With delicates, mesh or lace items, beaded trims etc – place item in lingerie bag to protect it (before washing). Either hang dry or lay on a flat surface.
DO NOT TUMBLE your Dumb products. Faux fur melts in a not so pretty way. Most of the products are stretchy and heat destroys that ability. And we really like it when they are form fitting, fluffy and color fast.
I FOUND THIS ONLINE. IT MAY BE HELPFUL. SOME POTENTIAL MISHAPS IN YOUR PARTY CLOTHES.
BLOOD - Soak fresh stains in cold water until stains turn light brown. Wash in warm suds. Remove stubborn stains by soaking in solution of 2 tablespoon of ammonia to each gallon of water for 15 minutes. Wash, rinse well and dry.
COFFEE - Apply paper towel to remove excess. Pour equal amount of water and vinegar over stain over bowl. Rinse with water.
GUM - Chill stain with ice until gum rolls into ball when scraped. Sponge off remaining stain with dry-cleaning fluid. Wash in warm suds, rinse well and dry.
NAIL POLISH - Acetone or Nail polish remover may dissolve Acetate Rayon. Sponge Acetate Rayon with dry cleaning fluid, apply a few drops of banana oil and remove dissolve with cloth. Test on inconspicuous portion of the garment.
PERSPIRATION - Spray equal amount of water and vinegar over stain. Rinse. Sprinkle warm water with salt and soak for two hours. Repeat the same procedure until stain is removed.
RED WINE - Wet stain and apply salt for five minutes. Pour boiling water over stain. Use half water and half vinegar if stain is stubborn. Then rinse.
WAX - Harden wax by rubbing with ice. Remove surface wax by carefully scraping with the dull edge of a butter knife. Sandwich the wax stain between folded paper towels and press them with a warm (not hot) iron. I am thinking hair straighteners will do the trick here. Be sure to replace paper towels frequently to absorb more wax and prevent transferring the stain. Continue as long as wax is being removed. Place stain face down on clean paper towels. Sponge remaining stain with a prewash stain remover, blot with paper towels. Let dry, then wash as usual.