Oilcloth Care Information

To help ensure you get the most from your purchases, please follow these simple care guidelines.

In the event that you are unsure on any care issues, have further questions or require specific advice please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service team on 01778 560 256 (Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm) or email us at customerservice@sophieallport.com


Oilcloth is a vinyl product that is bonded and supported with a woven cotton mesh.


Your folded oilcloth purchase can be de-creased by laying it flat in a warm place. The oilcloth will become soft as it warms up. Use your hands to smooth out any creases. Once your oilcloth product is smooth keep it rolled or hung up between uses.

Unfortunately our recent ‘oilcloth by the metre’ deliveries haven’t met our quality control standards and as a result we have decided to discontinue this product line. We are looking for alternative solutions but can’t envisage being in a position to fulfil any orders in the near future. We are so sorry if this is a disappointment for you but we always want to ensure that we offer our customers the best quality product.


Oilcloth is waterproof and fairly stain resistant but beware of tomato based sauces and products including tomato ketchup, bolognese, curry, red berries and some felt-tip pens as they have been known to cause staining.  Stains should be wiped as soon as possible and can be faded with bicarbonate of soda. 


Fading may occur under direct sunlight for extended periods of time since the Oilcloth does not contain a UV inhibitor.


Oilcloth cleans up well with a warm, soapy sponge then dry it off with a soft cloth or towel.  Do not machine wash or iron your oilcloth.

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