How to safely remove yellow and brown age stains from all washable vintage fabrics. Leaving your vintage linens with renewed color and vitality.
On one fantastic day, you’re out shopping at your local thrift shop, antique store, or second-hand shop.
You come across the most beautiful table linens or maybe vintage curtains in the bargain bin. Score!
But when you open up that fabulous textile, it has those yellow age spots or worse yet, iron stains.
What do you do? Leave it behind or do you take it home and attempt to clean it?
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Retro Clean Cleaning Solution
This winter I discovered this Retro Clean cleaning solution, and have been purchasing it ever since from Amazon.
And oh boy does it work like a charm!
You may enjoy the post, A Thrift Here, a Vintage There, and a Valentine from when I first picked up these vintage linens.
How to Use Retro Clean
It’s so simple!
Fill a bucket or sink with warm water to cover your vintage linens.
Add 3-4 tablespoons of the Retro Clean powder for each gallon of warm water used.
Soak your washable vintage textiles in the cleaning solution for 48 hours. Then launder and press.
Follow the directions on the package for further details.
This vintage tablecloth was actually clean within the first 24 hours of soaking, so I went ahead to the next step, washed it on a delicate cycle in the washing machine, and left it to air dry.
And then pressed the tablecloth nicely for display.
Now I’m able to display my vintage linens beautifully without having to hide those ugly yellow-aged stains.
See more in the post, Romantic Antique Table Setting with Thoughtful Design.
I also recently cleaned some white linen curtains that had been yellowed by the sun too.
After 48 hours of soaking in the Retro Clean, they are back to their brilliant white selves.
I hope this tip was useful and here’s to fabulous-looking vintage textiles and linens!
March: In Like a Lion
This winter has been so mild here in Vermont. But I’m starting to think it’s going to be a very snowy spring. Today we’re predicted to get up to 11″ of snow.
See more of this sunroom view and my new creative space remodeled in the post, Sunroom Home Office Inspiration: Triple Purposed with Craft Space.
I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Vermont.
Be sure also to check out our Home in Coastal Maine where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.
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