There are cases where machine cleaning is undesirable. Knitted Plaid is very sensitive, it is easy to get puffs on it and lose its appearance, it becomes tough to the touch. It is best to wash Plaid by hand or use a delicate wash mode. And delicate fabrics are recommended to be cleaned in warm water, high temperatures affect the structure of the fibers.
This is a very capricious material it requires a lot of attention and care. The delicate cleaning mode is best replaced by a hand wash. The spin is not recommended, wash things with lukewarm water. Special attention should be paid to detergents, also use a gentle liquid detergent for delicate fabrics. In order to get heavy soiling out, you need to soak the bedspread. Plaid should be dried in an upright position, carefully straightened out.
How to wash a wool blanket
The wool of sheep, goats and camels is one of the most delicate fabrics. Naturally, mechanically, such care is very difficult to provide, which is why the labels often indicate that it is forbidden to wash Plaid wool in the machine.
This information may not be available, so you need to determine the type of woolen product.
So, if you plan to wash a blanket made of camel hair in a washing machine, make sure that the product is quilted, that is, it is covered on both sides with fabric and well stitched. Washing blankets made of sheep’s wool, as well as camel hair is recommended liquid detergent.
Such household chemicals not only soften the garment, but also wash it easily, which is good for allergy sufferers.
Washing a wool blanket is not difficult if you set the program on the machine correctly, as well as buy the right product. Pastels with natural fiber can only tolerate slightly warm temperatures, so it is inadmissible to turn on the program above 40 ° C.
Before you wash a camel blanket, dust it and remove dirt if necessary. For hand washing, you can use soap shavings, and add borax to the solution for soaking.
Manufacturers make blankets out of different materials:
But before washing, it is worth considering the size of the product. For example, a blanket that is too large may not fit in the machine or create a hindrance to bending. Any machine has a weight limit. When wet, the bedspread will weigh two to three times as much. Keep this in mind.
It is also important to correctly place the product in the drum so it doesn’t become deformed. Ideally curl it into a roll. But before you send the product into the machine you need to remove the main contaminants immediately:
- Cat hair. Run the adhesive roller over the bedspread. It will collect pet hair.
- Remove the nail polish. Use solvent and a cotton pad to remove the stain. If you put a blanket with a drop of varnish in the machine, it will not wash out there.
- Remove food stains with a stain remover.
But before you send the item to the machine drum, check the label from the manufacturer. There you can find out if you can wash a bedspread in the machine and what temperature mode to choose.
What temperature should the bedspread be washed at??
For a bedspread to retain its appearance and texture, it’s not enough to throw it in the washing machine. It is necessary to choose the correct detergent and temperature mode. In the table below, consider these criteria with the material in mind:
|Material||Temperature||Detergent||Spin and dry|
|Synthetics||40 degrees and gentle washing mode. Ideally wash one bedspread, so it cleans up thoroughly||Use a liquid detergent for effective cleaning. A conditioner can be used||If the nap is long, set it to 400 rpm|
|Wool||30 degrees. Do not wash woolen items in very hot water, as it may deform||There are special detergents for wool. You can use laundry soap and soap the bedspread in advance||Wool does not tolerate harsh treatment and it is best not to wring the bedspread automatically. May be dried horizontally, in direct sunlight, away from batteries|
|Flax and Cotton||40-60 degrees. To avoid shrinkage of the garment, do not wash it at high temperatures||Laundry detergents for cotton fabrics. If the bedspread is large, choose liquid detergents||Do not set the high speed, because the material will be crumpled and it will be difficult to iron it. Can be dried outdoors|
How to wash a big bedspread
Unfortunately not all large blankets can fit in a household washing machine. If after placing the garment in the drum there is still ¼ of the available space, you can safely proceed with the wash. If the bedspread doesn’t fit in the machine, take it to the dry cleaner or wash it by hand.
Recommendations for cleaning large bedspreads:
- Before you load the bedspread in the drum, shake it to clear it of debris. You can vacuum clean.
- Remove animal hair and stains from the garment (we wrote about how to do this above).
- Washing natural and synthetic covers is not recommended.
- Do not soak colored items.
- The first wash of a brightly colored bedspread is separate from the other products.
How to wash in a washing machine?
If you do not want Plaid to roll off after washing, select a program setting that is appropriate for the type of material. The temperature of the water, the permissibility of soaking, the mode itself, the number of revolutions when spinning, drying methods (manual, machine) is important.
Most plaids are machine washable, usually on gentle or hand wash. However, if you have a natural wool product (80% or more in composition), it should only be dry cleaned (with a damp sponge), or dry-cleaned.
If you are going to wash in an automatic washing machine fluffy Plaid large size, be sure that the drum volume of your home assistant will be enough. Relate it to the weight of the product when wet. For example, if you wet a Plaid fleece, it will not be too heavy and is easily washed in a 5kg machine (standard double size). But to wash a thing in it Plaid the same size, but with a long pile, is unlikely. The washer simply won’t be able to rinse it out properly, and the program will eventually give an error.
Here’s a little tip for that! Before placing the garment in the washer drum, gently roll it up to the width of the washing machine. Place the resulting roll along the walls of the drum in a circle, in the manner of a bagel. Now you can start washing. Textiles placed in this way will not clump together and disturb the balancing system of the washing machine. It may not wash the thing as well as it would if the maximum load weight was observed, but at least it manages to rinse and squeeze it. Be sure to read what a delicate wash is.
So, let’s start washing a Plaid plush in the washing machine:
- Prepare the thing for washing, following the recommendations in the section above;
- Roll the product as desired;
- Pour liquid detergent and rinse aid into the compartment (it will be easier to detangle Plaid after washing). Powder in granules should not be used. grains may get stuck in the nap, not completely dissolved;
- If you can’t decide what wash mode and temperature to use with your Plaid, please refer to the following instructions:
- Wool (machine washable). 30 degrees, “Wool” mode;
- Acrylics. 30°, “Synthetics” mode;
- Plush and Microfiber. up to 40°, “Delicate Wash”;
- Cotton and bamboo. up to 40°, “Delicate mode. Cotton products may shrink slightly, and bamboo does not tolerate aggressive mechanical action;
- Polyester, Polyamide. up to 60 °, mode “Synthetics”, it is desirable to use a rinse aid with antistatic.
- The spin speed should be as low as possible;
- The thing should be dried unfolded in a dry room away from heating appliances and direct sunlight. The best option is to throw it over a few dryer bars so that air can circulate freely between the dangling floors.
How to wash Plaid in a washing machine
Plaid is an integral part of every bedroom. It will not let you get cold on a cold fall morning or a cool summer night. You could drape it over a fireplace, sway gently in an armchair, and drink hot tea. Also, a bright plaid covers the bed, using it instead of an ordinary blanket.
Heavy use of textiles gets very dirty. In this case, there is a need for effective cleaning. How to wash Plaid in the washing machine? How to handle fine fabrics and what products are best to use? Let’s get into it together.
How to wash a bedspread
Dry-cleaning a bedspread at home, the rules of washing, which will help to keep home textiles in excellent condition:
- Observe the dosage of the detergent indicated on the package.
- Use gel or shampoo for textiles, and you will have less water to rinse.
- Use bleach only if the care instructions for the bedspread say so.
- Wash colored bedspreads separately from light-colored items.
- When ‘delicate wash’ is given, put half the quantity in the drum. This will save the fabric from bad rinses, soapy streaks, and creases.
- Open-dry in the open air (vertical, horizontal. according to the label’s directions).
- Clean the wool with a special mitt for combing out pets, a sticky roller, brush;
- take out difficult stains, because nail polish, wax, grease washing will not remove;
How to wash Plaid Fluffy?
How to wash Plaid to preserve its original beauty? This question is asked sooner or later by everyone who has a fluffy oversized Plaid in the house. Originally, Plaid was a large, warm, natural wool shawl. Which have been used as a cloak, sleeping bag, camouflage, table and even a saddle. Over time, Plaid became an integral part of the interior, a piece of furniture décor and a cozy protection against drafts. In those distant days, no one puzzled over the care of plaids. If a thing lost its appearance, it was simply disposed of. And today? Luxury blankets are too expensive to use until the first wash, which means you have to make sure that the cleaning process does not end up ruining your belongings.
The Blanket: Under the Sign of Purity
Soft cozy blankets made of wool, bamboo and synthetic cotton, as well as classic wadded blankets are undoubted favorites of the fall season. They were so comfortable and warm underneath that the vagaries of the weather simply could not spoil the mood.
Meanwhile, the end of summer is an excuse to get busy preparing warm bedding for long-term use. To ensure the long life of your favorite blankets, it is worth cleaning them while the last warm days are standing. A quilt to be washed in the washing machine and it’s time to figure out how to do it correctly.
How to use the washing machine: a guide
In order to wash Plaid in a washing machine, you need to follow the standard algorithm:
- Check the quilt for damage and stains. Remove damage, treat stains with a special detergent.
- Place in the drum.
- Select the desired program at a temperature not exceeding the recommended numbers.
- If possible, choose the lowest spin speed.
- Use a double rinse.
- Don’t use the spin function.
- Do not use the dryer function.
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Important! Plaid is best washed separately, without powder, using a liquid detergent.