Robin B. Kemp
Robin B. Kemp
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  • Gulf Shores, AL
Asked on Nov 15, 2019

How do I clean burlap runners?

LindaPeggy BurnetteKelli L. Milligan


I have some burlap and lace table runners used in weddings. They have become stained with food. How do I clean them without tearing them up?

4 answers
  • Betsy
    on Nov 15, 2019

    Hi Robin: I'd wash them in the sink (or tub if they are really big) using warm water and Dawn dishwashing soap. Let them soak for about 10 minutes, rub the stains with a toothbrush, and swish lightly in the water. Then, rinse, changing the water a couple of times, or until it stays clear, and you may be able to wrap them up in a towel to get most of the water out and then dry in the dryer on a very cool setting. Or, you can hang them over the shower curtain rod to drip dry. Put a towel on the rod first, then the runners. Iron on a warm setting if necessary. Good luck

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Nov 15, 2019

    Maybe try using spray upholstery cleaner and blot.

  • Peggy Burnette
    on Nov 15, 2019

    Hi Robin. Hope this helps you get your table runners clean. Search Results

    Featured snippet from the web

    Spot clean using cold water and a mild detergent (if needed) Do not twist, wring, or tumble dry - instead, gently squeeze out the water.


    Burlap Care Instructions

    1. Machine wash cool using only a mild detergent (if needed).
    2. Tumble dry on low setting.
    3. Remove promptly. ...
    4. Never expose to heat above 140°F.

    Burlap Care and Laundering Instructions - How to Clean Burlap › Burlap-Care-Instructions

  • Linda
    on Nov 15, 2019

    This is a great post on washing and drying burlap.

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