Tablecloths are available in many fabric options from easy-clean and wrinkle-free vinyl to machine-washable and wrinkle-resistant polyester to beautiful but high-maintenance cotton or linen. Let’s look at how to best prepare for desk cloth cleaning.
Basic cleaning is straightforward for this fabric, only requiring liquid soap and a damp cloth or sponge. Hanging the tablecloth in the sun can reduce the growth of mold and germs on its surface.
Every once in a while, a vinyl tablecloth benefits from a thorough cleaning in the washing machine on the gentle cycle in cold water with mild detergent. Hang the tablecloth to dry. Be careful though, it’s easy to damage or ruin one during in-depth cleaning.
Vinyl is almost impossible to deeply clean in a quick and easy manner (it’ll get destroyed if you try to dry it in a dryer, plus washing machines really reduce its longevity). That’s why we recommend buying polyester or polyester blend tablecloths.
Basic polyester tablecloths are fantastic options for everyday use or for large events. They are available in endless colors and patterns, so your selection is never limited. Plus, you can’t beat the ease of care for this option.
Wondering how to wash a polyester tablecloth? Most polyester tablecloths are machine washable in any washing machine with regular detergent. Dry them on low heat, permanent press setting. Remove promptly to avoid wrinkles. Before putting the tablecloth into the wash, you should first treat or remove any wax or stain.