When working with laser printers, there is a high possibility you can get a stain on your clothing. The stains stick out like a sore thumb especially if the clothing is brightly colored. Then it just might get worse if your dry cleaners are unable to remove the stains. The good thing though is that you do not get exposed to toners every day.
However, when you do get exposed to the toner, be careful not to get a stain on your clothing. It will be embarrassing even if it’s for a few remaining hours before you clock out. And people usually get Brother DCP-L2550DW toner stains when clad in white clothing. In an unavoidable circumstance that you do get a stain on your clothing, then you can follow the steps below to remove them.
The information provided below will help you save money that could have been used in buying a new shirt. First of all, it’s good to mention that the Brother DCP-L2550DW toner is made up of a compound that’s heavily laden with dyes and pigments. In simple terms, such strong concentrations are hard to remove.
The toner is heat-sensitive, it melts to create that strong bond with the paper. Typically, the toner doesn’t dry up immediately. You are allowed a few minutes before it bonds completely. You can be able to remove the toner from the clothing before the toner bonds with the clothing,
The following are steps that can help you salvage your shirt from toner stains.
First of all, you need to take off your piece of clothing immediately or within the shortest time possible. This will ensure that the stains have not settled on your clothing. As stated above, toner compositions do not bond with the material instantly. Next, you need to shake your shirt to remove as many loose particles as possible
Some of the hanging particles won’t relent from the shaking. You can now open the armory and bring out the guns! Get a vacuum cleaner and vacuum any loose particles still pending. The idea is to remove most particles without water. However, some particles persist, then you can move on to the next step. This step will require water.
Immerse the piece of clothing into a filled-up sink basin and try to remove the stain. You remove the stain by working out the clothing. If the water is stained, drain it and run more cold water over it, trying to remove the stain. If you keep on with the same procedure you’ll notice that the stain keeps on subsidizing. But identifiable stain bits could still be holding onto the garment. But the washing machine always does the trick! The last stains, albeit minimal, by now will be removed by the washing machine.
Place the garment into a washing machine and set it to the cold water setting. You are supposed to use a mild detergent. This allows for adequate stain removal. Once the garment has been through the washing machine it needs to be dried. You can air dry it under a shade or outdoors. The heat from air drying will set any toner left.
Now, you will not have to throw away a nice piece of clothing!
When handling the toner, do not touch with your hands. If you touch them with your hands they could spread to other areas. When you are shaking the toner particles off your garment, do it outdoors. These stains could easily land on other objects such as furniture or carpets.
Ideally, cold water should be used because warm or hot water will set the stain on your garment. Remember that toner is heat-sensitive, it reacts when exposed to heat. It bonds better with paper when exposed to heat.
If you take it to the dry cleaners, for stain removal make sure you tell them what kind of toner the stain is made of. This will allow them to use the proper cleaning agents!