Follow our simple tips on how to care for table linens, and you’ll keep yours looking fresh, vibrant and ready to be used again and again! Fabrics often require specific care methods, but there’s also general advice you should follow when you care for table linens. Follow these tips, and you won’t worry about replacing your linens any time soon!
The Basics of How to Care for Table Linens
- Make sure your washer and dryer work properly. Don’t clean high-quality linens at high-powered laundromats or in industrial dryers.
- Shake the linens out first to remove food and debris.
- Pre-treat stains with a reliable stain remover.
- Separate dark colors and different fabrics. For example, don’t wash polyester with cotton/poly blends.
- Never overload either your washer or dryer.
- Let linens cool in the dryer before removing them.
- Beware! Drying linens at temperatures above 180° F (82° C) can damage the fabric.
- Fold table linens immediately after removing them from the dryer.
- Avoid using fabric softeners.
- Iron linens on low heat only.
*Pro Tip* - To avoid temperature shock, damage and excessive wrinkling, hang dry or tumble dry on low your linens.
- Machine wash linens with cold water using household detergent on the gentle cycle.
- It’s betters to hang dry your linens, but if you don’t have space or room, choose tumble dry on low, and remove the linens immediately after the cycle finishes.
- Iron linens (on low setting only) before use.
*Pro Tip* - Stubborn stains? Use a little bleach to revive white polyester linens. And see our tips for removing stains here!
Caring for Organza Table Linens
- Hand wash and hang organza linens to maximize material protection. When using a washer, machine wash cold with mild detergent on the delicate cycle.
- Never, ever bleach organza!
- Tumble dry on low, making sure not to overdry.
- Remove organza linens immediately after the dryer cycle finishes.
- Again, iron organza table linens on low heat only.
Caring for Satin, Pintuck and Shimmer Table Linens
- Satin can be machine washed in cold water with basic detergent on delicate cycle. Pintuck and shimmer fabrics are best dry cleaned.
- Never use bleach on colored fabrics, and bleach whites only when absolutely necessary.
- These delicate fabrics should only be subjected to tumble dry on low followed by a cooling cycle—or, better yet, hang dry.
- Remove linens immediately after dryer cycle finishes. Don’t overdry!
- We said it before, and it holds true here: iron on low settings only.
The table linens we sell at Wholesale Event Solutions are of the highest quality, always made in the USA and, when cared for properly, can be reused many times. We have a huge selection of fabrics, colors and sizes of table linens for you to choose from, with custom-made linens available on request.