Yacht laundry: Decoding clothing care labels and removing common stains
Last updated: 10/08/2016
When working aboard a superyacht, it is every stewardess’s worst nightmare to pull out an expensive piece of clothing or delicate linen from the washer to find that the stain that you were tasked to remove remains - or worse, the item has become damaged or dis-coloured.
Yachting Pages presents two downloadable yacht laundry cheat sheets for decoding clothing care labels and removing common stains on board - but remember, if in doubt always call in the professionals!
Decoding clothing care labels
As a laundry stew or stewardess, the laundry is the job that’s never quite done. Before life on board, you may think that you had clothing care labels and routine washing and drying down, but just in case things have changed, Yachting Pages has created a laundry cheat sheet to decoding clothing care labels to sidestep any avoidable mishaps.
Tackling common stains on board a superyacht
In the industry, you’ll see your fair share of stains pass through the laundry room, but not all stains are created equal. Every experienced stewardess or housewife will have their preferred methods for removing stains, but in case you’re caught unawares, Yachting Pages has created a cheat sheet for tackling some common on-board stains.
Carmen Roldan from Bugaderia Ca'n Miquel advised that speed really is key to removing laundry stains on board, with application best performed within 24 hours. She said, “To remove stains like sauce, chocolate and blood; it’s always good to have a bottle of hydrogen peroxide on board. Apply the hydrogen peroxide with cold water and the stain will disappear!”
For those delicate fabrics and rare or expensive items, it’s not worth the headache. Call in a professional to ensure that the item is cared for properly, and no costly accidents occur. Or, for more laundry tips, read Yachting Pages’ guide to superyacht laundry.
Avi of Mega Yacht Cleaning advised, “The best thing to do in case of an emergency is to call your dry cleaner! This is especially true in the case of silk, as you may get the stain out, but you may instead damage the fabric itself.”