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Polyester was the second "Synthetic" fibre to be commercially available (after Nylon). It's made by reacting organic acid with alcohol, who's product is an ester. Poly means "Many" and so we get polyester - which means "Many Esters".
Because of the way polyester can be manipulated while being created it can be produced as both extremely strong and very elastic. It also has good resistance to wear. Lately, polyester has been used to create technical fibres such as sports clothing that wick away sweat and keep the body dry by allowing moisture travel to the surface of a garment, to evaporate away.
Washing polyester is the preferred method of cleaning, unless mixed with other fibres. It's easily washed at low temperatures and, if hung to dry, will require little or no ironing. However they do have a tendency to attract static electricity, which can lead to graying in Dry Cleaning machines.
Any "Tamping" to remove stains should be exceptionally light to reduce the mechanical action and you should always treat in the direction of the pile, which will only run in one direction. This also means that when you need to flush through with water you should do so from the reverse side, using a spray from behind the stained area so the pile is lifted by the water as it pushes through the fabric. Use absorbent cloths on the right side to catch the water and any of the dirt you're trying to remove.
Polyester can be "heat" set into a position, for example when you see permenant pleats in a skirt, meaning that creases can be made premenant, if a tumble drier is set too hot. So choosing a heat setting in the dryer inappropriate for polyester can result in a creased fabric that is difficult or impossible to get flat again.
Follow the instructions on the care label and you should be safe.
Sports clothing, especially wicking fabrics, are best hung to dry and not ironed.
Again, heat setting is a problem if you iron creases into a garment. Make sure the fabric is flat before you begin ironing.
Simple and Safe + Effective
Net-Trol Wood Cleaner and Colour Restorer is a safe one-part treatment that restores the natural colour and beauty of wood.
Unlike bleach or chlorine based cleaners it will not damage the wood fibres. Instead it naturally cleans the wood to remove the grey weather beaten look caused by exposure to the sun and rain.
Being natural Net-Trol is safe to use, requiring no specialist equipment or protective clothing and will not harm surrounding plants or shrubs.
A concentrated formula, Net-Trol offers exceptioonal value for money, as it may be used neat or diluted in ratios up to 1:4 with clean fresh water.
Net-Trol is ideal for decking, exterior furniture (including plastic), stone, concrete and GRP. Net-Trol will even remove rust stains.
Net-Trol is ideal for restoring the colour to faded & weathered garden furniture. Suitable to teak and other hardwoods, it restores the rich natural colour and prepares the wood for a penetrating wood finish.
Clean Your Iron While Still Hot
Clean any hot iron simply, with the Ez-Off and a lint free cloth
We're often asked by visitors to the site to find certain products used by professionals and to supply them through DrClean. Perhaps the most requested is anything that might clean an iron easily - and now we've found the perfect answer. Ez-Off is made in the USA and is designed for professionals to clean their commercial irons.
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Prepares Any Surface For Paint
Paint on absolutely anything with ESP. Glass - Tiles - Kitchen Units - Absolutely Any Solid Surface
Water-Based ESP (Easy Surface Prep) is a special blend that preparesd and primes the surface in one. It gets high gloss surfaces ready or painting quickly and easily - negating the need for the dusty and dirty job of sanding.
ESP provides a 'micro priming' bonding film that paint really stick to. Just 2 hours after applying ESP you can be painting over it with any water or oil based paint, assured in the knowledge it won't peel.
Easy on the hands and odourless, Owatrol ESP is the easy, quick and effective way to prepare any non-porous surface whether inside or out and being odourless makes it ideal in confined areas. Just clean the surface, apply ESP, wait 2 hours then paint.
Can be applied direct to ceramic and glass surfaces as well as baked enamels, laquers, plastics and many more surfaces.