You will need
- Powder bleach
- Washing powder
- Hard brush
- Blotting paper
Shake the tablecloth. If possible, you should go outside and beat it clean with a brush. Plain weave is quite loose, between the fibers of the fabric can remain the smallest dust and food debris, which over time will ruin the whiteness of your tablecloth.
Spread the tablecloth on a flat surface and carefully inspect it. Do not overlook anything. Be sure to check the seams, hems, there also can be traces of food. The main problem is that, no matter how careful your guests to put a stain on the cloth very easily. And the traces of food are difficult to wash with normal Laundry detergent.
Before I put the tablecloth in the washing machine, print the remaining spots. Should do this as quickly as possible. Not only because fresh stains appear lighter, but also because you still remember the menu and easily identify each spot.
Grease is removed with a hot iron and blotting paper. Put several layers on the stain and under it, and iron. Traces of sauces and mayonnaise can be removed using gasoline. Tea stains are removed with a cotton swab dipped in mixture of 2 tablespoons of glycerin and half tablespoon of 10% ammonia. If the tablecloth got fruit juice, it can be washed off with cold water with addition of ammonia. Stains from coffee and cocoa and remove with cold water and glycerin (1 tablespoon to 1 liter of water). Spilled red spot is immediately sprinkle with salt, but not to RUB. Then rinse the spot with warm water. If it is a little dry, and you found him after the end of the evening, wipe it with a 5% solution of ammonia. Then rinse with warm water. There are General rules for removing all stains: to remove starting from the edges to the center, be sure to moisten the cloth around the spot to after the removal of formed "halo", any means for removing stains, factory or home, be sure to test on fabric in an inconspicuous place.
After you remove the stains, wash the cloth in a regular washing machine. Use wash cycle appropriate to fabric from which to sew your tablecloth. When washing add to the washing medium a little powdered bleach.
To iron a tablecloth should be a little wet. But don't take it to the store immediately. Leave to dry in the folded form. A damp cloth on the shelf of the Cabinet can "choke" and acquire an unpleasant odor.
Tablecloth fabric with Teflon coating not pressing in the car. It is better to hang outstretched over the bath so that water could drain freely. Also they cannot be ironed.
For embroidered tablecloths and tablecloths with lace inserts, choose a delicate wash cycle. Iron these tablecloths only from the inside.