Otte Mosegaard (Emerson49Emerson)

Printed table throws and covers are perfect for trade shows, company events, and other forms of marketing. High-quality table covers are designed to last, too. Companies that use high-quality polyester to make their table throws are so confident in their products that they even offer three-year warranties on them.

Their longevity and versatility combine to make polyester table throws some of the most popular types of throws in the industry. plastic table covers can be loose-fitting, stretched, or fitted, and can be designed to incorporate just about any company name, brand logo, or design.

Just because polyester table throws can usually be expected to last for years doesn't mean they'll look great forever without any kind of maintenance, though. Read on to find out how to wash and maintain a polyester table cover so it retains its bright, eye-catching colors and remains usable for years to come.

Washing Polyester

Polyester is usually fairly stain resistant, which makes getting unwanted marks off table covers is a simple matter of throwing them in the wash with some synthetic detergent. Make sure not to use round tablecloths or softeners, though, as this can wind up negatively affecting the cloth's flame retardancy. Polyester should be washed at around 160 degrees Fahrenheit and can usually be simply thrown into a residential or commercial washing machine rather than brought to the dry cleaners.

Drying Polyester

When drying a polyester table cover, the key is to remove it as soon as it is dry. Temperatures of around 120 degrees Fahrenheit are usually sufficient to fully dry these table covers without causing any kind of shrinkage or heat damage. Excessive heat or leaving the cover in the dryer for too long can wind up detracting from its permanent press characteristics, though, so make sure to keep an eye on the time.

Ironing Polyester

There's almost never any need for ironing polyester table throws, as the material is chosen partially for its ability to resist wrinkles and creases. In the unlikely event that it becomes necessary, a light touch up can be performed successfully with a hand iron set to around 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Just be sure not to overdo it.

Buying New Table Throws

No material can last forever, so although polyester table throws and covers do exhibit impressive longevity, they will eventually need to be replaced. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, though, as it gives companies the opportunity to tweak their designs to keep up with modern marketing trends.