Types of staining

Description

Check the fabric for different kinds of stains such as invisible, perspirative, and oxidation stains. Understand the right way to deal with the defects by testing the nature of the stain, the type of fabric (absorbed, built up and compound staining) and the colour fastness of the dye.

Alternative labels

staining type
kinds of staining
staining types
type of staining
sorts of staining

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Types of staining is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Laundry worker: Laundry workers operate and monitor machines that use chemicals to wash or dry-clean articles such as cloth and leather garments, linens, drapes or carpets, ensuring the color and texture of these articles is being maintained. They work in laundry shops and industrial laundry companies and sort the articles received from clients by fabric type. They also determine the cleaning technique to be applied.
Drapery and carpet cleaner: Drapery and carpet cleaners clean draperies and carpets for their clients by removing stains, dust or odors. They do this by applying chemical and repellent solutions and with the use of brushes or mechanical equipment.

Optional knowledge

Types of staining is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Laundromat attendant: Laundromat attendants assist the customers of self-servicing laundries with issues related to coin-machines, dryers or vending machines. They maintain the general cleanliness of the laundry.

 


 

References

  1. Types of staining – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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