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  • 5 Stubborn Stains and How to Remove Them: A Quick Guide by Portughes Dry Cleaning

    We’ve all been there – about to leave the house for work or a night out when suddenly, an ugly stain previously unnoticed just seems to pop out of nowhere, forcing us to run back inside and rummage through our wardrobes for something else to wear. Read on to discover some useful stain-removing home remedies brought to you by Portughes Dry […]
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  • Car Cleaning Myths Debunked!

    When it comes to car detailing there are few areas as blurry or confusing as the relatively simple act of cleaning your car. The mythbusters at Portughes have come up with a list to separate fact from fiction to clear up the most common car cleaning misconceptions. Myth #1: Using dishwashing detergent is safe Put the bottle down and step […]
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  • A How-To Guide to Unshrinking Your Clothes

    As explained in our previous blog, many a time, exactly how you go about unshrinking your clothes depends greatly on the material it’s made up of. It’s important to look at the garment’s care labels to find out whether the fabric is cotton, wool, polyester or perhaps a blend of different fabrics. In the latter case, for instance, 80% one […]
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  • Top 6 Car Detailing Secrets

    If we tell you, we’ll have to kill you…   Fact: it’s not only us humans who age and need to be washed and waxed to maintain youth and freshness. Yet, like human grooming isn’t only a matter of vanity, neither is detailing your car. Maintaining your car’s value allows you to get the most years out of it, and […]
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  • Unshrinking Your Clothes: Is it Possible?

    Doing the laundry seems to be a run-of-the-mill task. Put your clothes into the washing machine, add powder, detergent and fabric softener and take them out clean. Simple, right? But the wrong detergent, temperature, or even getting our clothes wet, can all result in adverse effects. Of all the damaging effects we dread when washing our clothes, it’s the possibility […]
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  • A Useful Guide to Protecting Your Car From the Rain

    A rainy day may seem like something quite trivial, and it’s certainly met by a refreshing welcome for trees, crops and grass. But, over the years, water eats away at the layers of the car’s paint and its overall finish, which are there to protect its body for years. Mother Nature is a heartless villain particularly when the type of […]
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  • Why being Mindful When Cleaning Your Clothes is Important

    Surprisingly, most people wash their clothes way too often and in this hygiene-focused world putting clothes for the wash has become somewhat of a habit. People wear a pair of jeans or sweater once and think it’s packed with bacteria. Bacteria and clothing It isn’t so much that bacteria don’t populate your clothing, because they most certainly do. But this […]
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  • What is the difference between a Car Wash and an Auto Detail – Part 2

    In our previous blog, we explained how the method of hand washing instead of an automated system is better. All of our detailers at Portughes Car Detailing are trained on how to take care of a vehicle as if it were their own. Proper procedures along with the right formulas mean your vehicle receives only the best treatment. The goal […]
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  • What is the difference between a Car Wash and an Auto Detail – Part 1

    We’ve already established what auto detailing is in one of our introductory blogs, but sometimes you might question whether it’s worth detailing your car. After all, isn’t washing it enough? Well, while washing your car certainly has its benefits, we’re going to quickly outline the differences between a car wash and auto detailing, before going on to talk some more […]
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  • How to Wash Your Bedding – Part 2

    Previously, we explored how important it is to wash your bed sheets frequently. In this segment, we’ll be discussing the main process of actually washing your bedding – to ensure it’s done in a proper and effective manner. Bleach or pre-treat? Pre-treating stains is a good way to make sure small stains are removed. However, when it comes to larger […]
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