Washing a blanket in the washing machine is a great way. It does not require much effort and almost always guarantees excellent results. Of course, if you know the features of the material from which it is made. In order not to spoil the thing after the first wash, it is necessary to decide in what mode and at what temperature to wash, as well as how to wring out and dry.
What to wash fleece in?
The main qualities of the material for which fleece is so highly valued are its softness and the ability to perfectly retain heat. However, if the fleece item is not properly cared for, its characteristics may change and not for the better. To appreciate the variety and brightness of fleece models, just look at the catalog of blankets on the website of the Dreamcatcher online store.
First you need to remember that a fleece blanket is synthetic. And like any other non-natural fabric, fleece requires a careful attitude. In no case should you use detergents with an aggressive composition in which chlorine is present. Especially if the blanket is light. Chlorine destroys the fibers, making them rigid, with a characteristic yellowish tinge. It is best to use a mild washing gel for delicate fabrics. Why not powder? Yes, because the fleece has a fleecy texture and the granules poorly dissolved in warm water are not rinsed out even after repeated attempts. If there is no special liquid product available and you plan to wash it by hand, and not in a washing machine, it is best to replace it with ordinary laundry soap, also pre-dissolved in water.
Temperature characteristics when washing in the machine and on the hands of fleece items also play an important role. If there are traces of heavy pollution on the blanket, then before putting it in the drum of the washing machine, we advise you to soak it in a warm, weakly concentrated solution of detergent for half an hour. Sometimes this is enough to get rid of the dirt.
The temperature for washing a fleece blanket should not exceed 35 degrees. Recall that synthetics are sensitive to high temperatures and after washing such a blanket in hot water, you can simply “weld” it, and the dirt will firmly eat into the fibers.