How to Clean Suit Pants at Home


The labels on most men’s and women’s suits read “Dry Clean Only.” However, it can become quite expensive to dry clean these garments, especially if you do so after each time you wear them. Many times, suits have wrinkles or a small stain that does not require a thorough, professional cleaning. In times like these, you can clean a suit at home, which can save you a little money and time.

Things You'll Need

  • Suit pants
  • Dryel kit
  • Dryer
  • Hanger
  • Purchase a Dryel kit. You can find this kit at most big-box department stores or grocery stores. The kit will cost anywhere from $10 to $15.

  • Check the suit pants for any small stains.

  • Use the packaged stain remover by placing the stained area on the stain removal pad. Pour the stain removal liquid onto the stain. This will cause the stain to dissolve out of the fabric and into the pad underneath.

  • Place the garment into the Dryel bag with one of the Dryel cloths.

  • Close the bag, and seal it.

  • Place the bag into the dryer on high or medium heat for 30 minutes.

  • Remove the bag from the dryer, and hang the garment up immediately to avoid any ironing.

Tips & Warnings

  • Dryel kits work well for suit pants that have a small stain or need to be refreshed. Have a professional dry cleaner treat any serious stains to avoid harming the fabric.
  • Clean the suit's coat along with the pants to retain color and fabric continuity in the two pieces.

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