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Stained PVC tablecloth

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MrsPaddington Sun 23-Mar-14 10:53:37

Pasta sauce, anything tomato based stains my table cloth.
I've tried detail mould and mildew remover after a google search. Alas no good.

Any ideas?

FaceDirectionOfTravel Sun 23-Mar-14 13:13:25

New one. use the old one for craft. grin

MrsPaddington Sun 23-Mar-14 14:41:36

Oh no! Don't say that!

PigletJohn Sun 23-Mar-14 17:09:28

the red colour from tomatoes is soluble in fat, and it migrates into some plastics, including utensils, handles and Tupperware-type containers, especially when hot, e.g. in a dishwasher.

As it soaks in, instead of lying on the surface like dirt, it does not clean off, but may fade in sunlight.

Maybe look out for a red-and-orange one?

Ragwort Sun 23-Mar-14 17:12:12

Agree - impossible to get out (years ago, working for a retail company that sold PVC tablecloths we were actually taken to court over tomato sauce stains grin).

MrsPaddington Sun 23-Mar-14 19:20:51

Oh bugger!
Right, red or orange table cloth then!

Is actual oil cloth any different/better?

Maybe I will just ban all tomato/red based food?

cloutiedumpling Sun 23-Mar-14 22:29:24

Try hanging it in sunlight for a day or two. I find it makes a big difference.

redcaryellowcar Mon 24-Mar-14 00:57:56

I put some neat bleach on ours after clearing the table and by the time i had washed up, sorted through dishwasher had a cup of tea (& maybe left it another hour or so) i wiped off the bleach and stain had gone, note i put the bleach on waterproof side (ie the top?) our pic table cloth is light blue.
I don't usually use bleach for cleaning but i couldn't find anything else that worked!!

smaths Mon 24-Mar-14 07:56:29

If you leave it outside in the sun the stains will fade. Or put the table by a sunny window but it will take longer through glass

MrsPaddington Mon 24-Mar-14 21:57:40

I will try near bleach and sunshine...when we get some that is! Thanks all

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