Friday, May 20, 2011

Plastic Table Cover

One reason why people prefer to use plastic table covers is that these covers do not catch permanent stains and are easy to wash. Though plastic covers are easy to use, you may face some initial disappointment when you bring a plastic table cover out of the package in which you kept the cover. The wrinkles on the cover may leave you irritated. The creases happen when you wash and fold a reusable plastic table cover and keep it that way for very long. For a wrinkled fabric-backed plastic table cover, you can use an iron to straighten the wrinkles; but the iron will melt if used on the plastic table cover.

In this article, we will share with you some tips on removing stubborn creases from fabric-backed plastic table covers.

For this purpose, you need the following things –

An iron
Two bath towels, preferably large ones
An ironing board
A clothes dryer
A hair dryer

Follow the steps below to get a wrinkle free plastic table cover –

The first thing to do is check the back of the plastic table cover to see if the back is covered with fabric completely, because the tears and holes might tear the portions that have no fabric underneath the plastic.

After checking the condition of the fabric, you can put the table cover inside the clothes dryer with two large dampened towels, and run it on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes.

Doing this should remove most of the wrinkles.

The next thing to do is to place the plastic table cover on the ironing board with the fabric-covered side on the top.

Carefully spray some water on the fabric side of the plastic table cover. You may use a spray bottle set on ‘mist’, or you can do it manually, too.

After sprinkling water, place a dry bath towel over the portion of the plastic table cover lying on the ironing board surface.

Now switch on the iron and put it in delicate fabric mode by dialing it to low-heat and no steam setting. You have to wait until the iron gets heated, which should not take more than five minutes.

Run the iron over the dry towel with the plastic side underneath. You should use circular motions to remove the remaining wrinkles. Once done, remove the towel and slide the fabric-backed plastic table cover over the ironing board. This way you can iron another plastic area.

For ironing the plastic portion of the fabric-backed plastic table cover, simply place the dry towel over the portion positioned on the board.

When done, all you have to do is repeat the above steps until the entire fabric-backed plastic table cover is free of wrinkles and creases.

Some deeper creases may remain, even after ironing, if you are using a thick bath towel. To solve this problem, you have to adjust the heat setting to a slightly hotter setting.

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