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Removing stains on PVC coated tablecloth

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Lunaballoon Wed 04-Nov-15 12:50:36

Tomato based stains simply won't shift on my new PVC coated tablecloth bought from Next. I've tried wiping with a little bleach but even that doesn't remove them. Any other ideas? Thanks.

PigletJohn Wed 04-Nov-15 13:34:59

Tomato is a fat-soluble stain and dissolves into the plastic. You can't clean it off but it may fade in sunlight. You see the same thing in plastic tubs and utensils used for curry and spag bog.

Lunaballoon Wed 04-Nov-15 14:06:17

The stains do indeed seem to absorb directly into the fabric though I've not had this problem with my other wipeable tablecloth (vinyl?) I'll try dealing with any spillages quicker to see if that helps.

bunique Wed 04-Nov-15 14:14:07

Anything with tomatoes on go out in the sun here for as long as it takes to disappear!

PrimalLass Sat 07-Nov-15 10:01:50

Bleach spray left on for a while seems to fade them.

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