A Useful Guide to Washing Throw Pillow Covers
Published on June, 2020
Following all the rules of how to do your laundry correctly doesn’t ensure you get the desirable results. Can your laundry detergent be the problem? It may be. Just look at the ingredients and pricing of the brand in a store’s laundry detergent aisle and you’ll quickly notice that not all laundry detergents are created equal.
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Laundry does not only include clothes and has many other things we use in homes like curtains, cushion covers, table clothes, pillow covers, bedsheets and much more. While some of them can easily be washed at home, washing heavier ones can be a daunting task and that’s when you need LaundryMan to get some professional help if you live in Dubai. While throw pillows add to the aesthetics of any room or can be used to rest, washing them requires proper care and attention so that they last longer. So if you are planning to wash throw pillow covers at home, read on to find out a few useful tips.
When Machine Washing
Washing throw pillow covers in the washing machine is very convenient. Moreover fabrics like silk, polyester, cotton and linen are washable in the machine. But ensure that when you wash these covers in the washing machine you use cold water which is below 40C. Also use a detergent that is mild and set your washing machine to the gentle cycle mode. Ensure that you do not use hard water as they trigger the dye to get released. The best way is to turn these covers inside out to retain their colour.
You can also do a patch test to see if the colours bleed off your cushion when soaked in water. To do this, take a corner of your cushion and soak it in cold water to see if it bleeds. If the colour bleeds, it may be best to get them dry cleaned with a professional laundry service like LaundryMan. It is best to wash covers with similar colours together so that even if they bleed, other covers do not get damaged.
When Hand Washing
When you hand wash your pillow covers, there are certain things that you need to take care of. And some throw pillow covers are only supposed to be hand washed because they are made of delicate fabrics. When hand washing you can use warm water depending on the fabric to wash your cover and use a mild soap or detergent to scrub off the dirt or stains using a sponge. Also make sure that you dry them in a place that is well-ventilated and only put them back on the pillows when they are completely dry.
To rinse the cover, you will need to replace the water multiple times to wash off the dirt and the soap. While drying, squeeze the cover gently or the best way would be to roll them off in a towel and then dry them.
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While there are many throw pillows that can be washed along with the cover, there are some which are non-washable and hence you need to remove the cover. If you need help getting these washed, download the LaundryMan App and you can access the best laundry service in Dubai. We have the most affordable laundry prices in Dubai and are available across locations such as Dubai Sports City, Dubai Studio City, Green Community Village, Jebel Ali Village, JBR, JLT, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Jumeirah Heights, JVC, JVT, Motor City, and The Greens. We also provide pick-up and drop services so get your laundry done conveniently with us today!