Special Care Instructions
We receive many requests for special care instructions. Below are some of the more common problems associated with table linen care.
CANDLE WAX - Place article in the freezer to harden wax. Pick off excess
wax by hand. Iron on a hot setting between sheets of paper towel, tissue
paper or clean newsprint. Repeat ironing process as many times with clean
paper as necessary. Launder as usual once all wax is removed.
CHOCOLATE AND COCOA - Scrape off deposit. Pour boiling hot water from a
great height through the backside of the stain. Rub liquid detergent on
the stain and wash as usual.
COFFEE - Pour boiling water from a great height.
CREAM - Treat as for grease.
EGG - Scrape off excess. Soak in cold salt water. Launder as usual.
FRUIT JUICE - put salt on the wet stain immediately and soak in cold salt
water. Pour boiling hot water from a great height through the backside of
the stain. Rub liquid detergent into stain. Launder as usual.
GREASE, OIL - Rub liquid detergent into the stain. Use hot water and detergent.
KETCHUP, TOMATO SAUCE - Scrape off deposit. Treat as for fruit.
MEAT JUICE, GRAVY - Treat as for egg and grease.
MILDEW, RUST - Rub with lemon/lime juice and salt. Dry in the sun. Launder.
MUSTARD - Soak in cold water immediately. Try salt, liquid detergent.
SOFT DRINKS, COOL AID - See fruit.
WINE (RED) - Squirt with soda, white wine, or salt. Pour boiling water from a height through the backside of the stain. Also, WINE OUT from the LCBO.
AFGHAN CARE - "WOOLWASH". We prewash all our wool, mohair, and silk in Woolwash, a great product which we carry in the shop. It is also a great stain remover. After spot cleaning red wine and pet stains on our wool carpet, we had them professionally cleaned using this product. Woolwash was introduced to us by Susanne Carter, a handspinner from New Zealand, who has been with us for many years.