How To Remove Stains From the Tablecloth

A lot of housekeepers stumble upon the problem of stained tablecloth after they had a party or just a nice meal with their family. If you have kids around then stains are not a new thing for you. In this article we’ll discuss how to clean the most common stains.

Many cleaning experts from a cleaning company London advise that you take quick actions when you are dealing with a stained tablecloth. This means that if you don’t want to disturb your dinner the least thing you can do is put salt on the new stain.

So, the first and most common stain that you can have on your tablecloth is the coffee stain. Blot the stain with a napkin or a clean cloth. When you remove the tablecloth to wash it, rub the stain with a heavy-duty liquid detergent and launder it in hot water. This is done when the stain is still new. If it is an old stain, then you need to soak it for at least two hours in a mix of 1 tablespoon non-chlorine bleach in a bucket of water. You can soak it more if it’s needed.

Candles on the dinner table sure make things romantic but candle wax on the tablecloth afterwards is quite annoying to clean. Here is an easy tip for you. Rub the stain place with some ice to harden the wax. Remove the wax by carefully scraping it with a knife. If this recipe doesn’t work, then you’ll have to try another one. Put the stain between two paper towels and take a warm (not hot) iron. Press the iron onto the paper and replace it frequently to absorb the wax.

Blood stains are not very frequent on a tablecloth but here is a recipe to remove them just in case it happens. It is important to treat them right away. Flush cold water through the stain and scrape off any crusted material if present. Soak it in a solution of 1 quart warm water, ½ teaspoon liquid hand wash detergent and 1 tablespoon of amonia. Do it for 15 minutes or so. Rub the stain gently so it can loosen up, then soak fo another 15 minutes. It is advisable to soak it for another 30 minutes in an enzyme product. Afterwards wash the tablecloth in the laundry machine like you normally.

If you have any more questions about removing stains, call a cleaning agency London expert and ask for help and advice.


April 22, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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