How to care for your Esencial Tablecloths

How to care for your Esencial Tablecloths

We belive our tablecloths are more than just functional pieces; they are essential elements that add elegance and character to your home and dining experience. Taking good care of your tablecloths ensures they remain beautiful and last for years to come. In this post, we will share with you how we take proper care of our tablecloths and provide practical tips on how to maintain and preserve these cherished items. By investing a little time and effort into their upkeep, you can keep your tablecloths looking fresh and inviting, ready to impress your guests at every meal.

Step 1: Pre-Wash Preparation

  1. Shake Off Debris: Before washing, shake off any loose debris or crumbs.
  2. Treat Stains: Spot-treat any stains with a mild detergent or stain remover, we use OxyClean spray to spot treat. Gently dab the stain and avoid rubbing to prevent damage to the embroidery.

Step 2: Machine Washing

  1. Select the Right Cycle: Set your washing machine to a delicate cycle.
  2. Temperature Setting: Use warm water to ensure effective cleaning while protecting the fabric. (40 degree F Machine Gentle Wash)
  3. Mild Detergent: Use a mild detergent suitable for delicate fabrics. Do not bleach. 
  4. Washing: Place the tablecloth in the machine, ensuring it has enough space to move freely. If washing multiple items, consider placing them in a mesh laundry bag to protect the embroidery. 

Step 3: Drying

  1. Air Dry: Remove the tablecloth from the washing machine and gently reshape it. Hang it up to air dry, preferably laying it flat on a clean surface to prevent stretching.
  2. Avoid Direct Sunlight: Dry in a shaded area to prevent the fabric from fading.

Step 4: Ironing or Steaming

  1. Ironing: If the tablecloth is wrinkled, iron it while it is still slightly damp. Use the appropriate setting for cotton or linen on your iron. Place a clean, thin cloth over the embroidery to protect it while ironing.
  2. Steaming: Alternatively, use a garment steamer to remove wrinkles, especially over delicate embroidery.

Step 5: Dry Cleaning (Optional)

  • For a professional touch or if you're unsure about washing delicate embroidery at home, consider taking your tablecloth to a professional dry cleaner. Inform them of the fabric type and any special care requirements.

Additional Tips:

  • Storage: Store your tablecloths in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing in plastic bags; instead, use breathable cotton storage bags or wrap in acid-free tissue paper.
  • Rotate Use: Rotate between different tablecloths to reduce wear and tear on any single piece.
  • Avoid Bleach: Do not use bleach or harsh chemicals as they can damage the fabric and embroidery.

By following these steps, you can maintain the beauty and longevity of your Esencial Tablecloths! 

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