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Cleaning Up After a Holiday Feast

June 07, 2015

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.  Treat with a solvent-based stain removal
product.  Wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric.

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.  Cover a
big spill at the table with absorbent powder.  Shake off after supper. 
Apply a mild detergent mixed with household ammonia, ASAP.  Wait 5-10
minutes and wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric.

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 colored or have colored
embroidery check for colorfastness before using the various stain
removal products.  Anytime a stain is not washed out before drying it
can become more difficult to remove.

Sarni Cleaners is always here to help you clean your holiday table linens and garments, with or without stains. To save time for party fun and preparation, contact us for a drycleaning and laundry pickup. We can have the cleaned laundry back to you within two days.