The turkey isn’t the only thing that needs dressing! This holiday season, deck out your table with linens that are smooth, bright, and stain-free, thanks to these smart little strategies.
Wine spills and food splatters are enough to switch holiday hosts into panic mode. We’ve all been there, but there’s no need to worry: Most stains are completely reversible using our highly-concentrated, safe-for-all-fabrics solutions.
Scrub Away Stains: For color-rich spills like those from wine, fruit juice, coffee, tea, soda, tomato sauce, or chocolate, apply Stain Solution directly to affected area. For oil-based stains, like salad dressing or gravy, lather a Wash & Stain Bar with warm water and work into spot. Strengthen the power of either solution by sprinkling All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, our oxygen-based, color-safe alternative to chlorine bleach, on top to create a powerful paste. Use your finger or a Stain Brush to work mixture into the fabric.
Soak It Out: Presoak the item in a washbasin or sink filled with hot water for 30 minutes. Note that this process is recommended for cottons and linens. Items consisting of silk or silk-like synthetics should be handwashed with cool water and Delicate Wash.
Set For Success: For the most effective clean, select the normal cycle on your washing machine and make sure the water temperature is warm. Add Signature Detergent considering the machine type and load size. Signature Detergent is our go-to for the everyday laundering of cottons, linens, and durable synthetics.
Tip: If caring for an heirloom tablecloth, do not wash with fabric softener. Insert into a Mesh Bag prior to washing and choose a delicate wash cycle and cool water.
Quick Dry: Machine dry cotton and linen tablecloths only when satisfied with stain removal. If prematurely dried, stains will become set-in and more difficult to remove.
Tip: For antique or heirloom linens, always hang to dry—never put in the dryer! Avoid direct sunlight and heat sources such as the radiator, which can lead to shrinkage.
Go In On Ironing: Ironing is the best way to create a crisp finish for cotton and linen items. Cotton and linen are best when ironed damp. If the item is already dry, it helps to spritz it down with water before pressing. Do not starch before storing linens.
Get Wrinkle-Free In Seconds: Remove mild wrinkles in seconds with Crease Release. Lay the linen flat on a clean surface, then spritz from 6” away and smooth with your hands.
Freshen: Keep linens fresh between washes and before guests arrive with a few mists of Fabric Fresh Classic, our fresh-laundry scented formula.