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Removing Stains From Antique Lace

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Vintage Lace

Delicate old lace can be yellowed and have stains. This guide is about removing stains from antique lace.



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Question: Removing Yellow Stains from Antique Crocheted Tablecloth

I have a very old white crocheted table cloth that belonged to my great grandmother, but there is a lot of yellowed stains on it. I didn't want to just try anything to attempt to remove the stains. If anyone has had this same issue, please advise. Thanks

Sonya from Bend, OR


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By Shirley [1]08/31/2007

Try the Biz bucket, it is what Martha Pullen uses to clean antique heirloom things. Change water every day and support the tablecloth when you remove from the solution. In fact you might line a large bucket with a towel - clip the towel to rim or tape it and soak the tablecloth for 24 hours and then check. I have used this to get formula stains out of antique baby stuff.

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By Denise (Guest Post)08/31/2007

Dissolve a tablespoon of dish washing powder in a bucket of warm water. Let the tablecloth soak in this maybe over night. I use this when I was given my grandmothers doilies. I also crochet doilies and know this works.

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By Julia08/31/2007

Another two items to try (but not together) are white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.

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By Rose Smith [44]08/31/2007

I would let it soak in Oxiclean. It seems to remove a lot of stains and really brightens dull, dingy items.

Question: Removing Brown Spots on Antique Lace and Linens

How can I safely remove brown spots from antique lace and linens?

By Elizabeth B


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By Grandma J [46]02/22/2013

Has suggestions for many things. Also, google Hints from Heloise and then specifically what your issue is. She has many wonderful ideas. The February 2013 GoodHousekeeping issue has a lot in her column this month on this.

Question: Stains on Lace

I need to know the best way to remove stains from lovely lace. The stain looks like it has set but I do not know what it is. My item was found at an estate auction and I want to get it looking good again without harming it. Thanks so much for any help.

NellieMary from West Virginia

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By Holly [349]07/25/2006

Well, can you darken the rest of the lace to match if all else fails?

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