This #ProTip comes from Nashville Provider, Kurt Rutkowski.
Many of us get the opportunity to process tablecloths for our clients, however if we do not process them properly they can create a lot of work with little reward. Recently I processed over 600 tablecloths for a client!
So what is the best way to handle tablecloths?
First, we need to determine the fabric so we know how to process them. If they are 100% polyester, it is best to wash them in hot water regardless of the color. Tablecloths are used for food and we need to use hot water in order to kill the bacteria.
Wash like colors. I know this sounds simple, but even though it is polyester, the die can fade, especially in hot water and if a dark color is washed with a light color it will change the color of both.Use bleach with white and light colors. Use peroxide with colors. Peroxide is also called oxygen bleach. brands such as Clorox 2, OxyClean are examples of peroxide.
DO NOT OVERLOAD the washer. Since they are tablecloths we have a tendency to want to overload the washer. I have a commercial Maytag washer with extra large capacity. In the case of rounds, I only load three. If they are banquet tablecloths 52x120 rectangular I will load as many as 5, but no more.