Food and grease produce awful-looking stains on tablecloths and cloth napkins, and they’re usually noticeable after you clean the blankets from meals or celebrations. Stains that have set to the fabric are more difficult to remove, but if you’ve got the patience to expend a little bit of extra effort, you can remove old food and grease stains from the favourite or hand-me-down table linens.
Using Pretreatment Methods
Scrape off any hardened food debris with a butter knife and then discard the debris in the trash.
Find all of the old spots on the table linens and implement one of several solutions: Spray with an enzyme or petroleum-based pretreatment product, or work a little bit of undiluted detergent straight into the stain. Rub the cloth together so that it consumes the selected treatment process a little. Let the fabric sit with the solution about the stains for around 15 minutes.
Fill a washer with hot water along with your enzyme, alkaline or heavy detergent. Put the table blankets to the drier.
Permit the linens to soak as many as eight hours or overnight at the drier.
Wash the linens after soaking as recommended by running via a normal warm or cold-water clean cycle.
Inspect the blankets once you clean them, to verify the stains are gone. Otherwise, repeat as needed. Hang the linens outside to dry, or set them in the dryer with a very low heat setting. Once you’re assured the stains are gone, then add a softener sheet into the linens; this adds a residue that can keep the fabric from absorbing liquid spills.
Grease-Busting Dish Detergent
Squirt a blob of grease-busting liquid dish detergent directly onto the stain once you scrape off any hardened food debris. Massage the stained area between the folds of material.
Let the dish detergent work its magic to get as many as 15 minutes.
Wash the blankets at the washer on the warm or cold atmosphere, as you normally would.
Remove the tablecloth and napkins from the drier to check them for stains.
Repeat as necessary until the stains are gone. Hang the linens outside to dry, or use the lowest heat setting to dry them in the dryer.