June is here. And in addition, it has arrived with extremely high temperatures that are scorching half the country, from Zaragoza to Seville via Madrid. So if you haven’t already, it’s time to make the change of summer bedding With materials such as linen, save the winter duvet, and wash it to collect it until next winter.
Without a doubt, the most common option is to take it to the dry cleaner. But if you want save you the cost of cleaning, or directly, if you are lazy to have to take the quilt to the nearest dry cleaner, you should know whatAnd you can also do it at home by following a series of tips.
How to wash the down comforter in the washing machine
The first step in washing your down comforter at home is check label of the same to view technical information and avoid putting you at risk. Once this is verified, you will have to see if the down comforter really fits in the washing machine. Also keep in mind that you can’t put it under pressure, since the drum will have to support the weight of the quilt with wet feathers.
Once we have seen that it fits us without problems in the drum, it is important see if the feather seams are ok to avoid getting scared and filling the washing machine with loose feathers.
Choose the detergent, and the washing program
Our next step, before choosing the program, you should know that you have to use a mild detergent (and don’t add too much so as not to put the feather filling at risk), and avoid fabric softeners. Of course, bleach is completely excluded from the wash.
It should also be noted that it is It is essential to respect the water temperature when choosing the program. Unless otherwise indicated, the most normal thing is to select a gentle cycle for delicate items, and with cold water.
So that the feathers are evenly distributed during washing, it is recommended put two or three tennis balls in the drum (Remember that the balls have to be clean so as not to stain the duvet). And it is also advisable not to use fabric softeners
For the down comforter to be perfect, it is also important to take care of the drying process, since if not, we run the risk of spoiling the plumage, and even causing it to smell bad. It is best to let it dry by leaving it stretched horizontally in a flat place, and of course, clean. If not, it can also be hung using two clotheslines. Many manufacturers also recommend not drying it in the sun to avoid stains.
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