The fall and winter seasons are full of holidays to celebrate with your friends and family. Getting your tablecloths ready in preparation for your guests is a great way to start getting ready for the holiday season.
There are certain stains that are just a hassle to deal with when it comes to cleaning tablecloths. Those are red wine, candle wax, and butter. When red wine spills over your tablecloth, quickly soak the area in cool water and pre-treat the stain with white vinegar or wine remover. If possible, machine wash on the gentlest cycle. For candle wax, rub an ice cube over the wax to harden it then use a butter knife to chip to chip away the wax. Be extra careful not to snag your tablecloths. Lastly, for butter, cover the area with salt. This will absorb the grease. Then the following day, rub the stain with a bit of liquid detergent and put it in your washing machine with the hottest water that is safe for the fabric of your tablecloth.
All of these tips are great when reacting to spills and stains as soon as it happens but when you have a house full with guests, it becomes hard to react on time. Therefore, we highly recommend you take your tablecloths to Arthur Copeland. We take care of the most stubborn of tablecloth stains, so you don’t have to go through the hassle and risk ruining your tablecloths.
For more information on removing stubborn stains, contact us. Treating spills immediately can help prevent them from becoming set in stains. For heirloom or antique table cloths, it’s important to consult a professional dry cleaner as soon as possible since attempting to remove spills and stains yourself can lead to further damage of the fabric.