The smooth, shiny, waterproof surface of these tablecloths is a snap to wipe clean. They are colourful, affordable and practical for any outdoor occaision.
Modern oilcloth is a vinyl product with a poly/cotton scrim backing for support and strength. It does not contain linseed oil and former methods of manufacturing are commercially obsolete. It is printed by the old fashioned rotogravure method. Some of these prints are from copper rollers from the 1950’s!
To remove fold marks and residual odor, place unfolded oilcloth on a flat surface to rest. Wrinkles, folds and odor fall out especially fast in the warm sun.
Because oilcloth is waterproof, machine washing is not recommended and will not be effective. Wipe clean with a soft soapy cloth and rinse with vinegar to restore shine if needed. Ironing or machine drying is not recommended. It is relatively stain proof but pen marks or other surface stains can be easily removed. There is no UV inhibitor added so extended exposure to strong sunlight can fade the print.