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How to remove a brownish stain from an antique ivory lace tablecloth? I think the stain was caused by red wine, but I'm not totally sure.
To successfully remove the stains from your lace tablecloth, follow our "Pit Recipe" stated below:
- Pretreat: Apply Stain Solution to the stain, gently working it into the soiled area with a Stain Brush. For added cleaning power, pour hot water from a height onto the stain to help work in the solution. If stain has faded, but isn’t completely gone, repeat the process until satisfied. You can also try adding All-Purpose Bleach Alternative to the Stain Solution to make a cleaning paste, which will also need to be worked into the fabric. The bleach alternative should not be used on silks, woolens or leather.
- Wash: Launder with hot water and Whites Detergent which combines color guard and enzymes optical brightener. Add All-Purpose Bleach Alternative directly to the drum of the washing machine for added whitening.
-Dry: Press out the water, never wring or twist. Hang to dry and steam for best results.
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Stain Solution 16 fl. oz.
Whites Detergent 32 fl. oz.
All-Purpose Bleach Alternative 32 oz.