How Do I Wash My Trade Show Table Cover?

How Do I Wash My Trade Show Table Cover?

Ok, you’ve had a successful show using your fabulous custom printed trade show table cover. How do you keep those beautiful products looking as good as new?

Each fabric has its own unique care requirements, so we’ve broken down instructions by fabric type.  The biggest piece of advice we can give: do not dry clean.  Dry cleaning chemicals are too harsh on the print and will damage your company logo.

Here are some tips to wash your trade show table cover:

Polyester is the standard material you see at trade shows and events. Styles include throw (rounded corners) and fitted (inverted pleats).

Wash Instructions

  • Machine Wash: 160 degrees F. Use synthetic detergents. Bleach or softeners might adversely affect the flame retardancy of the fabric. Do not bleach custom printed table covers.
  • Tumble Dry: 120 degrees F. Remove immediately.
  • 100% Polyester – Excessive heat, loading and leaving too long in extractor or dryer will detract from permanent press characteristics of all polyester fabrics.
  • Ironing – If above instructions are followed, no ironing is required. If necessary, light touch up with hand iron at 250 degrees F. Key: Do not mangle.


Spandex is the stretch material in the image below – a look that’s becoming increasingly popular.

Wash Instructions

  • Hand or machine-wash in lukewarm water.
  • Do not use chlorine bleach on any fabric containing spandex. Use color-safe bleach only.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Drip dry.  If machine drying, use low temperature setting.
  • If ironing is required, iron rapidly and don't leave the iron in one place too long. Use a low temperature setting on the iron.


The 500 Denier are produced for outdoor events and trade shows. The fabric is the same as our EZ UP canopy tents.

Wash Instructions

  • Sponge clean using warm soap water or simple green.
  • Not recommended for machine washing.

Additional Tip: Storing your trade show table cover in its own bag will help to keep it looking clean and fresh. There are several sizes and styles available. We include a free vinyl zipper bag with every printed table cover order.

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