FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WASHING, CARE AND BEST PRACTICES
Q: What overhang would you recommend?
A: As a rule of thumb, 6"-10" (15-25cm) is adequate. Please note that oversized tables won't allow for much overhang, as most of our tablecloths are 58" wide.
Q: What is the lamination made of?
A: Our cotton fabric is coated with Polyurethane (PU). The result is a durable and soft fabric. It is BPA, PVC, phthalate and lead free, so it is much safer than any plastic or teflon-coated product.
Q: Is the fabric shiny?
A: No. The fabric is matte and non-reflective.
Q: Can I use my tablecloth outside?
A: You could. But be aware that prolonged UV sunlight can cause the fabric to change appearance. So unless your table is in the shade, store it inside when not in use to prevent sun damage. If your tablecloth is left outside in a rain shower, we recommend that you dry it immediately. Please note that rain marks can remain. Water will be absorbed on the cotton side and mildew will form if no action is taken.
Q: Is it stain-resistant?
A: For the most part yes. However, we recommend wiping-off any stain right away before is dry.
Please be aware that the following may stain your tablecloth: some tomato-based sauces, curry sauce, ink, shoe polish, nail varnish, lipstick, newspaper print, permanent markers and even "washable" paint, especially if the tablecloth is damp. Most stains, however, will come off if washed immediately. There might be some foods/products that we have not listed that may stain your tablecloth. Side note: our stain-resistant claim only applies to the coated side of the fabric.
Life happens, sometimes we discover day-old stains... use my grandma trick to try and clean it:
1.- Sprinkle some baking soda on the stain
2.- Add some lemon juice to the baking soda
3.- Boil some water and pour a few tablespoons on the stain over the mixture of baking soda and lemon juice. Let it sit for 1 hr min.
4.- Gently scrub with a soft brush or a cloth
5.- Wash off the residue
You can repeat this twice if the stain didn't completely disappeared. Hope this trick helps!
Q: What wash-care instructions do you recommend?
A: Wipe clean with water and mild soap with a damp cloth, scrub stains on cotton (back) side. It's okay to machine wash cold. IMPORTANT:Do not use scrubbing sponges intended for dish washing on the coated side, the coating will get damaged and the tablecloth will not be protected anymore. Do not use harsh detergents or soaps. No chlorine-based bleach. Do not dry clean and do not use stain removal solvents. Hang dry or lay flat to dry.
Q: Can I iron my tablecloth?
A: Yes, you can iron the reverse (uncoated side) of your tablecloth on a low heat setting to remove any creases.