When competition is intense, businesses need to find innovative ways of promoting their brand. One of the best ways of brand promotion, especially for small businesses on a tight budget, is using branded tablecloths at events, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, corporate meetings, and parties. Even though covers do not cost the earth, it takes little care to extend their lives considerably and boost their return on investment. Some handy tips for the care and maintenance of branded tablecloths:
Pre-Treat Stains on the Table Cover Promptly
Tablecloths need to take on a lot regardless of whether people use them indoors or outdoors. Food and beverage can spill accidentally, or the table cover might get grass stains. The point is the longer the stain sits on the material, the harder it is to remove it later. For this reason, you must pre-treat the stains for 10 minutes as soon as possible to prevent them from becoming stubborn. However, you should leave the pre-treatment chemical for longer on the tablecloth because it may discolor or damage the fabric. If you do not have a commercial pre-treatment solution, you can use a paste made of baking soda with club soda or vinegar. One of the most effective ways of preventing the cover from staining is by applying a commercial stain repellant.
Spot Clean the Table Cloth
Frequent laundering of Table Covers can cause them to fade faster, which is the reason, you should spot-clean the stains to make the branded covers last longer. The best way of spot-cleaning the tablecloth is to use a mixture of the pre-treatment chemical and mild liquid detergent and gently dab at the stain with a soft and lint-free cloth, preferably white, to avoid transferring its color to the tablecloth. You must not rub the stain hard since it will only push stains into the fabric or even damage the material. For best results, you should let the cleaning solution sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it with clean water. Air drying the table cover is best.
Avoid Using Bleach on Colored Tablecloths
While you can use bleach to clean white tablecloths, you should never use it on a colored tablecloth since it will discolor and spoil it forever. According to CEO Today, using a signature color boosts brand recognition by 80%. For this reason; most branded tablecloths incorporate the brand colors in addition to the company or brand logo. Using color-safe bleaches that do not contain bleach by diluting them with warm water is the best way of making the branded tablecloth sparkle again like new. However, you must not let even color-safe bleach sit on the fabric for more than 10 minutes to avoid colors fading.
Once in a while, you will need to launder the tablecloths. You can wash almost all fabrics in the washing machine, except spandex, natural silk, and satin, which you should dry-clean. Make it a point to use only mild detergents at a low-temperature setting. You should not include other items when washing tablecloths to avoid colors running from them and spoiling your branded table covers.