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How to remove stains from antique doilies?
House & Home / 11:59 AM - Sunday November 21, 2010

How to remove stains from antique doilies?

- Asked by lucy6836, Female, 56-65

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Do NOT use anything on them until you check with a reputable antique dealer who specializes in dolls.

It could and probably will ruing their value if they have any. One of the biggest mistakes people make with any antique, is they attempt to remove the patina,

- Response by buffer, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 56-65, Los Angeles, Retired

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If a stain remover stick does not work, I would hesitate to do much more with very old linens. Instead you could try to dye them with a tea stain, they look wonderful that way, and it should cover any light staining that is set in.

- Response by nysbikergirl, An Alternative Girl, Female, 56-65, Who Cares?

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What type of stain are you referring to?

- Response by masterbody1, A Guy Critical, Male, 46-55

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gently soak in a VERY diluted bleach solution (or oxiclean if you want to try less abrasive first). remember to get the oxiclean to dissolve very thoroughly by using HOT water (i've boiled it before and it's worked well). keep a close eye on them though; delicate antique doilies are fragile. before setting them out again, look into scotch-guarding them

:) hope this helps

- Response by legaleagle2, Female, 26-28, Newark, Student

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