Tablecloth Care 101: How to Clean and Maintain Your Easy Clean Tablecloth

Tablecloth Care 101: How to Clean and Maintain Your Easy Clean Tablecloth

Congratulations! You've invested in a high-quality wipeable tablecloth that will make your hosting and dining experience much easier. But just like any other piece of furniture or decor, proper maintenance is key to ensuring its longevity and keeping it looking brand new.

Here are specific features of our easy clean tablecloths, along with essential tips for maintaining them effortlessly for years to come.

What's So Special About These Tablecloths?

Made from durable fabric, our easy clean tablecloths have all the beauty of a traditional cloth, with a wide range of colors and designs to suit any occasion or theme. Meanwhile, the wipeable TPU coating makes them water-resistant and stain-resistant, bridging the gap between aesthetics and practicality.

The coating works to prevent liquids and spills from seeping into the fabric, making it easy to wipe off with a damp cloth. This also means that stains are less likely to set, making it easier to tackle more serious spills. As an additional bonus, all our tablecloths are PVC-free and non-toxic!

Tips for Maintaining Your Tablecloth

While wipeable tablecloths are easy to clean, here are a few tips to make sure they last longer:

  • Regular Cleaning: Wiping your tablecloth with a damp cloth after each use does wonders to prevent buildup and makes it easier to clean in the future.
  • Don't Iron the Front: If your tablecloth has creases or wrinkles, do not iron directly on top of the coating. Instead, iron on the backside using a medium heat setting. Keep in mind that most creases will naturally relax when laid out in the warm sun.
  • Avoid High Temperatures: Keep the tablecloth away from high heat sources. The TPU coating can melt or warp when directly exposed to high temperatures, so always use placemats under hot pots, pans, and dishes straight from the oven.
  • Skip the Washer and Dryer: A simple wipe-down with a damp cloth is all that's needed to clean most everyday messes, so skip the machines to prolong the life of your easy clean tablecloth.
  • Quickly Address Stains: The longer a stain sits, the harder it is to remove. So make sure to address more serious spills and stains as soon as they happen.

How to Clean Your Tablecloth

Remember, for daily cleaning, simply wipe with a damp cloth after each use. Our tablecloths are designed to be stain resistant, although not 100% stain-proof, so we advise wiping up highly pigmented spills immediately—such as tomato sauce, a glass of wine, dark mustard, or red fruit juices. Swiftly wipe them up, and if necessary, give the area a little spot cleaning.

If you do spot a stain that doesn't easily wipe away, don't panic. Grab some Comet or Soft Scrub with bleach. Mix the cleaner with a dash of water and give the stain a good scrub. Then, simply wipe it away. Got a particularly tough stain? No problem! Let the cleaner sit for 30 minutes or more before giving it another scrub.

No Luck? Here are Some Other Options for Tough Stains

Sometimes, even with the best cleaning methods, stubborn stains may still linger. In these cases, you can try alternative approaches based on the nature of the stain:

  • Grease Stains: Sprinkle baking soda or cornstarch on the stained area and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then, brush off the powder and blot the stain with a cloth dampened with warm water and mild detergent.
  • Wine or Fruit Juice Stains: Create a mixture with two cups of water, a tablespoon of white vinegar, and another of dishwashing liquid, then spray it on the stained area. Let it sit for 10 minutes before blotting with a damp cloth.
  • Crayon drawings: If the messy humans in your life have taken to your tablecloth with their art supplies, try using a Magic Eraser and some water to clear the canvas again.

Table 06 Has You and Your Table Covered

If you don't already have the easy clean tablecloth of your dreams, shop with Table 06 today to choose from our selection combining beauty and convenience. Or maybe you want the whole Essential Collection so you have plenty of options to spice up the dinner table!

With their water and stain-resistant features, our easy clean tablecloths are truly a game changer for any dining experience. With these tips, you can ensure that your tablecloth stays looking its best for years to come, creating memories around the dinner table with ease. So go ahead and enjoy your meals without worrying about spills—your tablecloth has got you covered!

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