Plush fluffy plaid is rather a collective name than a specific canvas of a certain composition. Classic Plush is a long pile fabric with a soft front and a smooth back. A pile of wool, silk, cotton or polyester is stuffed onto a cotton base. The length of the fibers should not be less than 8 millimeters. You will find a large selection of blankets in the catalog of the Dreamcatcher online store. Obviously, such an imitation of fur requires special care. Is it possible to wash a plush blanket and how to do it right?
How to wash a blanket: general recommendations
Whatever material a particular blanket is made of, the need to put it in order on your own inevitably arises, because, like any other household items, it tends to get dirty. Of course, you can use dry cleaning, but not everyone has such an opportunity, it is not cheap, and, finally, not every material can withstand the aggressive effects of chemistry. It remains only to independently master the rules of washing, squeezing and drying whimsical products. But first you need to decide what exactly you should not do with a plush blanket, regardless of its composition and size:
Read labels. Manufacturers indicate in detail what can and cannot be done with their blanket.
Never use bleach or stain removers, especially if they contain chlorine. It is equally destructive for both natural and artificial fibers. Yellowness, loss of volume, thinning — these are just a few of the problems that the addition of chlorine-containing compounds during washing is fraught with.
How to wash a plush blanket? Always use only liquid and gel detergents. They dissolve better in water, do not remain between the villi and are perfectly rinsed out.
You should not actively wrinkle or twist the canvas, no matter what it consists of, anything can deform, and then it will not be so easy to return the blanket to its original shape.
Before washing a blanket with a long pile, it is necessary to thoroughly shake it out, selecting all the specks entangled in the fibers. If this is not done, at the end you will get a heavily rolled up thing that will be easier to throw away than to restore fluffiness and softness to it.
Washing by hand in the machine is not possible. When washing in the machine, be sure to carefully roll the blanket into a loose roll with the pile inside, so you can keep the direction of the piles and their uniformity.
How to care for a plush blanket made of natural materials?
How to wash a blanket made of natural fibers? Wool, cotton, bamboo fibre, natural silk and fur are all very sensitive to water temperature. It should not exceed 35–40 degrees. In addition, for natural fibers of animal origin, it is imperative to use a product with lanolin. It prevents the pile from rolling and makes it soft and fluffy.
As a detergent for any natural materials, it is best to use a gel solution for washing delicate items.
Do not spin the blanket in a centrifuge, it is best to let the moisture drain naturally by placing the blanket on a wire rack. After the excess water drains, the blanket can be wrapped with a large piece of terry cloth or thick cotton — it will absorb the remaining moisture.
Dry the plush blanket only on a horizontal surface, at room temperature, away from batteries, heaters and sunlight.
After the product is completely dry, the pile can be gently straightened with a soft brush.
How to wash a plush synthetic blanket correctly
The man-made materials from which long pile blankets are made include the popular fleece, acrylic fiber, faux fur and polyester. Such blankets are easier to care for, more durable and do not cause any skin reactions, as they are absolutely hypoallergenic. How to wash a synthetic blanket?