At NuTone, fine table and bed linens are carefully inspected and stains are pretreated by hand – from gravy and oils to coffee, wine and wax. We know stains and we know what it takes to remove them. By providing both drycleaning and wetcleaning technologies, we can restore many fabrics that consumers believe have “seen their day.” We are constantly learning and applying new techniques such as, aggressive stain removal for older yellow stains and fabric-safe bleaches.
Delicate table linens are carefully cleaned and treated just like your second- and third-generation heirlooms. After cleaning and ironing, we hang them with tissue in the folds to reduce creases. We also provide hand-rolled cloths.
Raised and embroidered cloths are hand ironed to enhance every detail. Our seamstresses can mend and embroider tears, holes and degraded fabric to restore your special table linens.
A few hints to make your linens last longer …
- When spills occur during meals, gently blot with a dry white cloth and stop!
- Oily stains, such as gravy, butter, and mayonnaise should be blotted with a dry white cloth. Do not use water or club soda. However, you can also apply some corn starch to soak up the oils until you can get them to NuTone.
- If the stain in water based, such as coffee, wine or soda, you can apply water – sparingly – and then blot with a dry white cloth.
- Wax can be gently scraped, while still warm, with a dull butter knife or plastic utensil.
- After the meal, gather up your napkins, placemats and tablecloths and shake them outside your home.
Remember, most oily stains cannot be removed in the wash at home. After washing, they may look like they’ve been removed because they are clear in color, but these are the same “clear” stains that turn a deep yellow a month later.
Sheets, shams and pillow covers are treated much the same as table linens. However, since the stains are usually different, NuTone uses different stains removers to reach desired removal.