How to Properly Clean Faux Fur Pillows

How to Properly Clean Faux Fur Pillows

Creating a warm and inviting home involves maintaining the cleanliness of your decor items. Faux fur pillows, with their luxurious texture and cozy appeal, add a touch of elegance to any space.

However, keeping them clean can be a challenge, especially considering their unique fabric. In this guide, we'll share tips to help you keep your faux fur pillows plush and pristine.

Identifying the Right Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning faux fur pillows requires a delicate touch and the right supplies. Gather Tru Earth’s laundry detergent strips, a soft brush, a clean cloth, and a basin of cold water. Avoid harsh chemicals or excessive heat, as these can damage the faux fur fibers.

Having the correct tools at your disposal ensures a thorough yet gentle cleaning process. Additionally, consider investing in a specialized faux fur cleaner or conditioner to maintain the softness and appearance of your pillows over time.

Immersing Faux Fur Pillows in the Cleaning Solution

With the cleaning solution, it's time to immerse the faux fur pillows. Submerge them gently, ensuring even saturation without excessive soaking. Use the soft brush to massage the cleaning solution into the faux fur, paying attention to areas with stains or accumulated dirt.

Allow the pillows to soak for a few minutes to loosen dirt and debris before proceeding with the cleaning process. If your pillows have removable covers, consider washing them separately for a more thorough cleaning.

Gentle Brushing for Effective Cleaning

The soft brush is a key tool in the cleaning process. With a gentle circular motion, brush the faux fur to lift dirt and stains. Be cautious not to scrub vigorously, as faux fur fibers can mat or lose their softness if treated too roughly.

This step not only cleans the pillows but also helps maintain their fluffy and appealing texture. For stubborn stains or heavily soiled areas, consider using a toothbrush or soft sponge to agitate the cleaning solution gently.

Rinsing Thoroughly

After the faux fur pillows have been cleaned, it's time to rinse them thoroughly. Use cold water to remove any remaining detergent. Ensure that the water runs clear, indicating the removal of all cleaning agents.

Thorough rinsing is vital to prevent detergent residue, which can attract dirt and affect the appearance of the faux fur. For larger pillows or those with intricate designs, consider rinsing them in a bathtub or using a handheld showerhead for more thorough rinsing.

Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Drying

While drying, avoid using a hairdryer or direct sunlight, as these can cause the faux fur to lose its softness or fade. Patience is key in this step; allowing the pillows to air dry ensures a gentle and effective process.

Taking shortcuts may compromise the appearance and longevity of your faux fur pillows. To speed up the drying process, gently squeeze out excess water from the pillows before laying them flat to dry. Avoid wringing or twisting the pillows, as this can damage the faux fur fibers and affect their texture.

Drying Faux Fur Pillows Properly

Drying is necessary to prevent mold or unpleasant odors. Gently press out excess water from the faux fur pillows, being careful not to wring or twist them. Lay the pillows flat on a clean, dry towel, reshaping them to their original form.

Allow them to air dry completely, avoiding direct sunlight and heat sources. This gradual drying process maintains the integrity of the faux fur fibers and ensures the pillows retain their plushness. If your pillows have removable covers, consider removing them and air drying them separately to prevent any potential shrinking or distortion.

Enhancing the Drying Process

Another trick is to place the pillows near a fan or in a well-ventilated area. However, avoid using high heat or direct airflow, as this can cause the faux fur to become stiff or lose its texture.

Periodically fluff and rotate the pillows to ensure even drying and prevent any lingering moisture from causing mildew or mold growth. If you're in a hurry, you can use a low-heat setting on a hairdryer to speed up the drying process, but keep the dryer at a safe distance from the pillows to avoid damaging the faux fur fibers.

Fluffing and Restoring Shape

Once your faux fur pillows are completely dry, it's time to restore their fluffiness and shape. Gently shake and fluff the pillows to loosen the fibers. Use a soft brush to comb through the faux fur, ensuring it regains its original texture.

This enhances the visual appeal of the pillows and makes them look as good as new. Additionally, consider using Tru Earth’s fabric softener or conditioner specifically formulated for faux fur to enhance its softness and maintain its luxurious feel. Apply the softener sparingly and evenly to avoid any greasy or sticky residue on the pillows.

Elevating Your Home with Pristine Faux Fur Pillows

Maintaining the cleanliness of faux fur pillows adds to the overall charm of your home decor. By following these detailed steps, you not only ensure a pristine appearance but also extend the life of your faux fur pillows.

Remember, a clean and cozy home begins with the care you invest in its details, and faux fur pillows are no exception. With the right cleaning routine, you can enjoy the luxurious feel of your pillows for many more years to come.

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