Find out how to wash your comforter to keep your bedding clean and have a restful sleep. Can I wash a down comforter in the washing machine? How can I dry a down comforter? From stain removal to drying, we give you all the answers to wash and care for your duvets.
Precautions before washing your comforter.
Before washing your duvet, make sure that the cover does not have any holes, as the filling could leak out during washing, causing irreversible damage to your duvet as well as causing problems with your washing machine. If you find a hole, fix it first. Also check the composition of your comforter and look at the washing instructions label to make sure your comforter is machine washable. Once you've checked the above, check for stains and treat them before putting your comforter in the washing machine.
Can I put my comforter in the washing machine?
A 5 kg washing machine can wash a medium density duvet, with maximum dimensions of 200x200 cm. Duvet loading should be done leaving some space in the drum. Be careful, a soaked comforter can double in size.
If your washing machine is too small to wash your comforter, you can go to a laundromat. There you will find machines equipped with a larger drum, more suitable for washing duvets and pillows. Its large capacity allows a good mix of water and effective cleaning.
How to wash my duvet in the washing machine?
Select the appropriate program. Depending on the functions of your washing machine, you can choose a special "white" cycle or a cotton program. The temperature should not exceed 40°C for synthetic duvets and 60°C for duvets with natural fill, down or feathers. The rinse should be intensive to remove the maximum amount of detergent from your duvet, but the spin should be kept moderate so as not to damage the fabric of the cover (maximum 1000 rpm).
Tips for washing your comforter in the washing machine.
To maintain the volume and lightness of your down comforter, place three 100% wool drying balls, By hitting the comforter, the balls prevent the filling from settling in one corner of the cover.
It is very important to use the correct dose of detergent: you should not use more than the indicated dose. Not only will it not wash better, but it will also be much more difficult to rinse and you run the risk of leaving soap residue on your comforter. We recommend using a liquid soap to wash your duvets and pillows. It dissolves much better than powder detergent and rinses off more easily. A mild soap specifically for soft wool will help maintain the suppleness and volume of your down comforter, without damaging it.
Avoid using fabric softener to wash your comforter, especially if it's feathers. At Home Healthy Home we have developed a laundry soap for silk and wool with lavender Nº13 based on olive oil that allows care and nourishment of natural fibers. Enriched with organic lavender oil, it will leave a pleasant and fresh scent, ideal for your bedding.
Can I wash my down comforter by hand?
Yes, but it is quite laborious. The most appropriate thing would be to place your duvet in a bathtub, previously filled with warm water with a dose of natural detergent. Keep in mind that a damp comforter is heavy, so washing and wringing the comforter will take a lot of effort. After wringing out your comforter, lay it flat to dry. The comforter must be completely dry, which can take up to 5 days.
How to remove stains from my duvet?
Treat stains before you wash your comforter, and if possible as soon as they appear, even if you don't do a thorough cleaning. This way you will be able to keep your quilt clean for longer.
Before treating the stain, we advise you to shake your duvet to remove the feathers from the cover. You can use a rubber band to separate the area of the stain. Next, rub the stain with a soft sponge with special soap for the type of stain to be treated. Our stain remover stick Nº3 Castile soap or our Oxygen Booster Nº04, are the perfect allies to remove all kinds of difficult stains.
Can I put my down comforter in the dryer?
No problem, you can put it in your dryer, as long as it has the necessary capacity. Select a medium temperature of 60 ° C maximum. Unlike natural drying, machine drying ensures thorough drying. Here we also advise you to use wool drying balls. The drying balls, placed in the drum, will ensure softness and homogeneity to the filling of your quilt. By absorbing moisture, they decrease drying time.
How to store my down comforter after washing it?
If you are not going to put the comforter back on the bed, store it in a cover to protect it from moisture and dust. It can be an opaque or transparent cover, but always hermetically sealed. To take up less space, you can use a vacuum storage case.