Discover how to wash your duvet to keep your bedding clean and have a restful night's sleep.
Can I wash a down duvet in the washing machine? How can I dry a down comforter? From stain removal to drying, we give you all the answers to washing and caring 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 escape during washing, causing irreversible damage to your duvet as well as causing problems in your washing machine. If you find a hole, fix it first. Also check the composition of your duvet and look at the washing instructions label to make sure your duvet is machine washable. Once the above is verified, examine it 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 a maximum dimensions of 200 x 200 cm. Loading the duvet should be done leaving some space in the drum. Be careful, a soaked duvet 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 for good water mixing and effective cleaning.
How to wash my comforter 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 60 ° C for synthetic duvets and 40 ° C for duvets with natural filling, 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). Always consult the manufacturer's advice.
Tips for washing your comforter in the washing machine.
To maintain the volume and lightness of your down comforter, place three 100% wool dryer balls . As you hit the comforter, the balls prevent the filling from settling in a corner of the cover.
It is very important to use the right 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 flexibility and volume of your down comforter, without damaging it.
Avoid using fabric softener to wash your comforter, especially if it is down. At Home Healthy Home we have developed a laundry soap for silk. wool and down with lavender Nº13 based on olive oil that allows the natural fibers to be cared for and nourished. Enriched with organic lavender oil, it will leave a pleasant and fresh smell, 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 comforter in a bathtub, previously filled with warm water with a dose of natural detergent. Keep in mind that a wet comforter weighs a lot so washing and wringing the comforter will require a lot of effort. After wringing out your comforter, let it dry flat. The duvet must be completely dry, which can take up to 5 days.
How to remove stains from my comforter?
Treat stains before washing your comforter, and if possible as soon as they appear, even if you don't do a complete cleaning. This way you will be able to keep your duvet clean for longer.
Before treating the stain, we advise you to shake your duvet to remove the feathers from the cover. You can use an elastic band to separate the stain area. Next, rub the stain with a soft sponge with special soap for the type of stains to be treated. Our stain remover stick Nº03 of 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 temperature of 60 ° C maximum. Unlike natural drying, machine drying ensures thorough drying. Here we also advise you to use wool dryer balls. The drying balls, placed in the drum, will ensure softness and homogeneity to the filling of your duvet. By absorbing moisture, they reduce drying time.
How do I store my down comforter after washing it?
If you are not going to put the duvet 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 closed. To take up less space, you can use a vacuum storage case.