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Stain removal

All Georg Jensen Damask textiles tolerate high washing temperatures. If the stains are not removed by ordinary washing, here are some suggestions for removing typical stains without damaging your Georg Jensen Damask textiles.

If you use stain remover, carefully follow the instructions, as some products may damage the textile. Test first in an inconspicuous place to make sure that neither colours nor fibres are affected. Always treat the stain before washing the textile – that reduces the fixation of the pigment in the stain.

Flower Dust

It is very difficult to remove these stains completely. Vacuum-clean the stain, wet with colourless washing-up liquid and leave for 3-4 hours. Then wash as described on the care label.

Chocolate

Wet the stain with colourless washing-up liquid. Leave for 3-4 hours and then wash as described on the care label. If the stain has not disappeared completely, you can try rubbing with a degreasing agent. Follow the instructions.

Fizzy drinks

Wet the stain with colourless washing-up liquid. Leave for 3-4 hours and then wash as described on the care label.

Fat

Fat stains are usually removed by washing as described on the care label. Alternatively, they can be rubbed with colourless washing-up liquid.

Fruit/Juice/Jam

If the fresh stains are rinsed immediately, they are more likely to disappear completely. On coloured textiles, wet stains with colourless washing-up liquid, leave for 3-4 hours and then wash as described on the care label.

Hair dye

These stains usually cannot be removed.

Fustiness/smell

Wash as described on the care label with a little household vinegar. The disinfectant Rodalon is particularly effective. Follow the instructions.

Coffee/Cocoa

If the stains are fresh, rinse with running water. Carefully rub the stain and let the water run through the textile. Old stains are usually removed by washing as described on the care label. For coloured textiles, first dip the stain in full-fat milk and then rub with colourless washing-up liquid. Leave for 3-4 hours and then wash as described on the care label. Alternatively, dab the stain with glycerol before washing.

Milk/milk products

Most stains are removed by washing as described on the care label. Alternatively, rub the stain with colourless washing-up liquid, leave for 3-4 hours and then wash as described on the care label.

Red wine

A stain from tannin-rich red wine may be difficult to remove. It is important to react quickly. Rinse with running water and let the water run through the textile while rubbing gently. Then wash as described on the care label. Wet dried-up stains with colourless washing-up liquid, leave for 3-4 hours and then wash as described on the care label.

Candle wax

Harden the stain by putting the fabric in the freezer or placing a plastic bag with ice on the dripped candle wax. Then crack and scrape off as much as possible. After that, washing at 60 degrees will usually remove the stain. In case of coloured candle wax, wet with colourless washing-up liquid, leave for 3-4 hours and wash at 60 degrees. Alternatively, place blotting paper or coffee filter on either side of the stain and iron. This draws candle wax/colour out of the fabric. Colour remains can also be removed by rubbing gently with methylated spirits.

Tomato/ketchup

These stains may be difficult to remove. It is important to react quickly. Rinse with running water and let the water run through the textile while rubbing gently. Then wash as described on the care label. Wet dried-up stains with colourless washing-up liquid, leave for 3-4 hours and then wash as described on the care label.

Blood

Fresh blood stains on white textiles are typically removed by washing at 95ºC. Blood stains on coloured textiles are removed by rubbing the stain with cold water and letting the water run through the textile – warm water fixes the stain. Then wash as described on the care label. If the blood stains are old, the textile must be soaked. Use lukewarm water with colourless washing-up liquid and leave the textile to soak for approx. 30 minutes. Then carefully rub the stain and let water run through the textile.Then wash as described on the care label. Very old stains may be difficult to remove.
About Damask

Georg Jensen Damask is a culture bearer within Danish design tradition as well as the history of craft. Our history is built on proud weaving traditions since 1756, but members of the family behind Georg Jensen Damask have been weavers all the way back to the 1500s.  The weaving is based on a classic design with a focus on functionality and quality both back then and today.

Throughout times we have worked together with some of the most acknowledge weavers, designer and designs as for example Arne Jacobsen, Cecilie Manz, Andreas Engesvik, Margrethe Odgaard and Nanna Ditzel. Furthermore, we have been involved in several projects with the Royal Danish Court and we are proud to call our self-Purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark.

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