Yes, I know that I’m repeating myself – DON’T DRY-CLEAN YOUR KILT UNLESS IT’S ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY!
Spots or stains on your kilt should be dealt with as follows:
Take a clean face-cloth and wet it with tepid (i.e. about body-temperature) water. Wring it out and dab it in a bit of unscented hand soap – ‘Ivory’ is my preference –and then rub gently at the stain.
Repeat as necessary and then rinse the soap from the facecloth and rub the clean wet cloth on the area until all soap is gone.
Some stains need special treatment, and I’ve found a reliable way to remove wax and other nasties from wool. If in doubt, contact me and I’ll give you my best advice.
- If you DO need to take your kilt to the cleaners, find a dry-cleaner that does all the work on the premises because if the work is sent to another location your instructions might not get passed on.
- Tell them to clean it BUT NOT TO PRESS IT because they will make a mess of the pleats no matter how careful they believe they are. (photo to follow, with the caption “this is what they will do to your pleats…”