This question comes up many times a week. How do I remove my wrinkles from our polyester tablecloths and chair covers for our event? Well there really is no straight answer because cleaning habits can effect how your tablecloths will look before you pull them out of the washer/dryer. Here are some helpful tips to follow for the lifecycle of your linens that you purchase.
- When you receive your linens for the first time remove any wrinkles by ironing, pressing, steam or pressure steam. Polyester has memory so removing them upfront will only help.
- Use cool / warm water with normal detergent. It is OK to use stain remover if necessary. Use bleach on whites only. Use permanent press cycle
- Always use a low heat setting. If setting is for high heat you can expect shrinkage and fading
- When drying on low heat only day 1-3 cloths at a time depending on the size of the cloths.
- For best results for less wrinkles take them out of the dryer slightly damp and fold them right away.
We cannot totally avoid wrinkles unless you are running your linens thru a press. Even at that you might still experience wrinkles depending on the width of the press you are using. To get the best results with removing wrinkles from tablecloths and chair covers would be by using high pressure steam. Our solution for this would be our Portable Pressure Steamer Bundle. Its fast, easy to use and will create the most professional job to remove those unsightly wrinkles. In addition to pressure steam this product can be used for spot cleaning by breaking up the dirt or stain particles further extending the lifecycle of your linens.
One of the most important things about using a pressure steamer of irons or presses is the speed in which you can get the job done. You can expect to do a room of 20 tables and 200 chairs in 1 to 2 hours compared 4 hours. How many times have you said………….”I am not going to spend 4-5 hours of my time removing wrinkles.” I can assure you that if you can do this task in an hour you would do it every time because how your tables look as an event planner is a reflection on your work.