Cleaning a faux fur blanket at home is not as hard as you may have thought. It’s easier than you might imagine with the proper care and cleaning materials, and you can do it without the use of toxic chemicals.
Ways to Clean Faux Fur Blanket:
– The first step to good faux fur maintenance is proper dusting and vacuuming. Make sure to brush any loose dirt away, then vacuum the entire surface of your faux fur with a soft attachment (to avoid abrasion). You can also use a dusting attachment on your vacuum cleaner for more meticulous cleaning.
– Once you’ve vacuumed your faux fur blanket, check it over for stains. If you have metal-based stains such as rust, try wetting the area slightly with white vinegar and rub it gently. Allow to air dry and then vacuum again to remove any stray fibers that may have come loose during cleaning.
– The best solution is an enzyme-based cleaner for light stains such as crayons, pencils, ballpoint pens, etc. An enzyme cleaner contains proteases and amylases, which are proteins that break down other proteins. Apply the enzyme cleaner to the stained area and let it sit for a few minutes before blotting it with a clean cloth or paper towel. This product may have some odor, but it will go away once the area has dried completely.
– You can try a non-toxic pet stain remover for pet stains, such as Nature’s Miracle, because of its natural enzymes for organic stain removal. If your faux fur blanket has minor stains from food or drink, it is recommended to place paper towels over the wet areas to absorb moisture while you perform other cleaning steps on the area.
– If you need to remove fabric from the back of a faux fur blanket, you can do this by wiping with a damp cloth or paper towel and then a lint roller. In some cases, the fabric may come off on its own, and you can vacuum up any loose fibers. Or, if the material is stubborn, select a zipper tack and apply it to that section of the faux blanket, and use leather-working tools (such as needle-nose pliers) to pry it off.
Ensure that any stick deodorizers are allowed to dry completely before use in an animal’s environment. This will avoid skin irritation from contact with these chemicals.
– Follow these steps to clean the faux fur blanket with a moist cloth. Wipe the entire surface with a damp cloth. Avoid soaking or saturating the faux fur because it might become cumbersome when it is wet. Then let the area dry before you decide to use it. Do not place it in direct sunlight or use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process.
– If your faux fur blanket needs further cleaning, you can try flushing it with cool water and 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar for several minutes inside a tub or sink of cool water.
– Wring the blanket out and allow it to dry completely before storing it. If you want to keep the blanket smelling fresh, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil (lavender, rosemary, or eucalyptus) in a spray bottle and spritz lightly on the faux fur blanket. Allow room for ventilation.
– Faux fur blankets can be used in various ways, including beds for small animals, pet carriers, and even stowaway travel blankets for children. Read these additional tips on how to take care of your faux fur blanket if you use it as a pet carrier or travel blanket.
Q1) How Should I Store My Faux Fur?
A) You should never store faux fur in direct sunlight or near any source of heat. If you need to keep your faux fur, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a dry, dark place. If you are afraid that your faux fur will be exposed to high temperatures or the sun, then wash the faux fur immediately after use with cold water.
Q2) How Do I Clean a Duvet Cover if There Is So Much Hair on It? It’s Challenging to Get Off the Cover but Still on the Duvet Itself?
A) There are several ways to clean a duvet cover. First, make sure you use a duvet cover made of microfibers or fabric with no polyester. A simple solution is to sprinkle baking soda on top of the stain, let it sit overnight, then vacuum away. This also works well for crayon-stained fabrics. Another way is to use a wet washcloth or paper towel and wipe the area gently off. If that doesn’t work, try vinegar: You can use either white vinegar (the kind you would use for cooking) or apple cider vinegar (which is not acidic).