Afraid of stains on your tablecloth? Get rid of them using these simple tricks

Show off your table linens as good as new with these tips to remove the toughest stains. You’ll be amazed at the results.

An improvised dinner with friends at home? Laughs😆, confessions🤭, food🥙 and a good wine🍷.A promising evening is approaching, so you decide to use one of your oilcloth tablecloths. Perfect for everyday use and also for special occasions, a sure bet to have the table always impeccable.

In GIRONES HOME we manufacture oilcloth tablecloths with materials that provide resistance, durability and a pleasant touch. We apply to the tablecloths an exclusive treatment that we call Always Clean, which makes the tablecloths stain repellent. In addition, all our tablecloths have an antibacterial treatment that protects them against all types of germs.

All tablecloths are exposed to the danger of stains, but with our stain-resistant tablecloths you only need a damp cloth and that’s it. You will be able to enjoy the pleasure of eating without worrying about stains.

However, it must be taken into account that all stains are not the same, and that the difficulty to remove them will depend on the stain itself and how it interacts with the material of the tablecloth itself. It is also very important to keep in mind that if the stain remains for a long time and penetrates the fabric, it will be much more difficult to remove it.

There are some that are more complicated than others, such as wine or oil, so we bring you these definitive tricks to keep your tablecloth spotless at all times.

Stains on oilcloth tablecloths and how to remove them


Sprinkle the stain area with talcum powder as quickly as possible. Let stand, brush and wash the tablecloth with cold water. If the stain persists, apply liquid detergent and rub the stain with your fingers gently. Wash again as usual.


If it has just spilled you can wipe the chocolate with a cloth with soap and water. If the stain has already dried put talcum powder, brush and clean the remains with a sponge soaked in water with detergent and ammonia.


Wipe with a cloth soaked in milk and salt and let it dry. Then wash with water and detergent. If they are fruits that usually stain more, such as cherries or blackberries, you must act faster, wetting the stain so that it does not penetrate the fabric.


Press the affected area with a piece of kitchen paper before the stain dries to absorb the grease, but don’t rub! Then, cover the remains of the stain with talcum powder, cornstarch or salt and let it act. If the stain resists, add a few drops of neutral soap and rub with a toothbrush.


If it has just spilled treat the stain with hot water and a cloth. If it is already dry, don’t do it, it could set the stain even more.

Tip: if the stain is already dry, mix alcohol and white vinegar in equal parts and rub.


If the stain has already dried mix ⅓ of detergent powder and ⅔ of hydrogen peroxide. Apply the mixture and let it act. Then dab without pressing with a damp cloth and wash with cold water.


First soak the area of the stain with cold water. Apply dishwashing liquid, wet and rub with fingertips. 

Tip: if the stain resists, apply a few drops of lemon juice and let it dry in the sun for a few minutes to act. Then wash with cold water.


Remove the remains of sugar from the stain with a damp cloth. Remove the rest with a cotton swab soaked in a mixture of water and 90º alcohol in equal parts. Clean with soap and water.


Exprime un limón y mezcla el zumo con una pizca de sal. Humedece un trapo con esta mezcla y frota suavemente. Deja actuar durante unos minutos y la mancha desaparecerá.

Extra TIPS:

Keep in mind that it is very important to act as quickly as possible so that the stain does not penetrate deeply into the fabric. We leave you with some extra tips for the care of your tablecloths:

  • Identify the type of stain on the tablecloth to know how to treat it. 
  • Avoid the use of bleach and other whiteners that may damage and change the color of your tablecloth fabric.
  • Do not wash an already impregnated stain with hot water, it will be more difficult to remove.
  • Do not iron stained tablecloths because the stains may set in more.

Did you know these tricks to remove stains from your tablecloth?

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