Cleaning Up After a Holiday Feast

The holidays are a time for joy and family, not for worrying about yucky stains on your nice tablecloth.  So, relax, this handy stain removal guide will walk you through some of the most common dinner stains you may encounter this holiday season.  Remember, there is always the option of taking your stained items to a professional so you won’t have to deal with it.  We remove stains like these every day.

Candle Wax
Gently lift off the larger pieces. Wax is easily removed in Dry Cleaning. Take it to a trusted professional.

Wine Stain

Lightly touch with an absorbent towel to draw up the liquid or put paper towels under the spill.  Blotting can spread the stain.  After dinner: rinse in cool water; treat with a mild detergent and white vinegar.

Coffee

Same as wine.

Salad Oil
This is the worst because it can yellow with age if not removed. Any oil, grease, butter stains are best removed in Dry Cleaning.

Cranberry
Rinse with cool water and treat with a mild detergent and white vinegar before washing.

Time is of the Essence

It is always best to wash stained items or take them to your cleaner as soon as possible.  If your table linens are coloured or have coloured embroidery check for color fastness before using the various stain removal products.  Anytime a stain is not removed before drying it can become more difficult to remove.

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