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Getting rid if old stain on counterpane

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OrlandaFuriosa Fri 29-Jul-16 22:30:44

weve been going through my mother's bedding and there are some nice white. cotton counterpanes, prob from the 1920s. . But one has what looks like old coffee stains on it, though they could be anything. So far, cleaning hasn't got them out. Any ideas?

willfuckformichilenstarfood Fri 29-Jul-16 22:55:43

A very light solution of bleach and water, use a cotton bud or just leave to soak. It might take a while because it needs to be weak x

OrlandaFuriosa Sat 30-Jul-16 01:10:18


loumayfield Sat 30-Jul-16 13:07:19

I had some bedding passed down to me from my grandparents and found some stubborn stains on it. I used a garment steamer on the bedding and it completely removed the stain and made the bedding look like new:-)

OrlandaFuriosa Sat 30-Jul-16 20:21:27

Oh gosh, never thought if that, how did you use it? Assumed it wouldn't wash..

OrlandaFuriosa Sun 07-Aug-16 18:52:58

Reporting back,

A friend gave me some Aldi biological tablets. I soaked it in 2 of them girls 24 hours, then washed twice with one tablet. Hey presto. Put outside to bleach further in open sir/ pseudo sun, and sister v v impressed, counterpanes as good as new. ( spent hours darning it for her..)

Thanks v v much. The bleaching for a long tine really worked.

Will remember the steam cleaner trick as well.

OrlandaFuriosa Sun 07-Aug-16 18:53:52

* girls? For.

OrlandaFuriosa Sun 07-Aug-16 18:55:12

Oh god, what typos. Eyes and fingers not in sync.

Thanks anyway.

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