Removing Stubborn Grease Stains from Table Linens

The Holidays are over! Which means the gravy, sweet potato casserole, splatters from cooking oil or butter, greasy pan drippings from your turkey or ham are more than likely covering your table linens after the holiday parties and get togethers. We have the solutions for you for the common stains that may be left after a holiday party!

  • Butter – Pretreat with a prewash stain remover or liquid laundry detergent. Wash the item using the hottest water safe for the fabric. Treat again if necessary.
  • Candle Wax – Use a dull knife to scrape the wax from the fabric. For any remaining wax, place the waxy area between paper towels and press with a warm iron. Replace the paper towels as the wax is absorbed.
  • Coffee or Tea – Check the tablecloth after use. Pretreat stained areas with a stain remover or liquid laundry detergent. Or rub the stains with bar soap. Launder as usual; rewash if needed.
  • Gravy – Pretreat or soak with a product that contains enzymes. Soak the stained cloth for 30 minutes if the stain is dry. Launder as usual; repeat the process if necessary. Don’t dry your tablecloth in the dryer until the stain is completely gone.
  • Lipstick – Sponge or soak the stain using cool water. Pretreat with a stain remover or liquid laundry detergent. Launder with a bleach product that is safe for your fabric.
  • Olive Oil – Pretreat the stain with a prewash stain remover or liquid laundry detergent. Wash using the hottest water safe for the fabric. Don’t dry until the stain is out.
  • Red Wine – Sponge or soak the stain using cool water. Pretreat it with a stain remover or liquid laundry detergent. Launder the cloth with fabric-safe bleach.
  • Salad Dressing – Use a dull knife to scrape off as much as you can. Sprinkle artificial sweetener on the stain to absorb any remaining liquid. Use a prewash product on the stain, then launder as usual. If the stain remains, sponge it with a dry-cleaning fluid, then launder again.

At Bakers Centre Laundry in Philadelphia we are here to help with all laundry your needs. We try to make it as convenient as possible for you with our high-energy efficient washers, 24-hour service and drop off if needed. We take pride in providing quality service. Stop in today to Bakers Centre Laundry or call 215-227-1454 to learn more.  We would love to hear from you!