How to Love Your Apron\nPlease carefully read the care instructions included with your apron before washing and\/or drying!\nH\u0026amp;B uses only top-notch fabrics. Some of these are raw untreated denims which may bleed slightly in their first few wash cycles and over time will fade and patina naturally.\nSome aprons are not pre-shrunk and can be expected to shrink up to 1.5 inches during the first few washes.\n\nSpot Cleaning Tough Stains\nThere are some other basic home methods to try if you have stains that won't come out with a standard wash.\n\nWhile we have successfully used these methods ourselves, please note that we cannot guarantee that your stains will be removed or the product will not be damaged. Please always test in a small area first.\n\nWarm Salt Water: Works best if the stain is fresh and hasn't had time to dry. Really great for fresh tomato and wine stains!\n\n Dissolve about 1T salt in 1\/2 C water\n Soak stained fabric in the salt water for 2-3 min\n Rub the fabric against itself under cold water\n\n\nRubbing Alcohol: This method is better for set stains that have had some time to dry. You can also use white vinegar.\n\n Dab rubbing alcohol onto the ink\n Allow a couple of minutes for the alcohol to penetrate the surface and react with the ink\n Blot the ink stain using layers of white paper towels or a cloth that has been dampened in either alcohol or water\n\nCommercial Stain Remover: Always follow packaging instructions when using a commercial stain remover.