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Clean Tips

HOW TO WASH BLANKETS

Fleece fabric is something which has to be laundered very specifically to avoid damaging its fibres and softness. Washing a fleece blanket like a cotton blanket is a strict no-no.

  • What You Will Need
  • A dishwashing liquid
  • A Washing machine

A Mild detergent that is free of bleach

Steps to Clean

  If your fleece blanket is stained, add a drop of dishwashing liquid on the stain and leave it for ten minutes. Blot that portion gently with a paper towel to lift the stain. Never rub the liquid in as it will press deeper into the blanket.

  Wash the fleece blanket in a washing machine, setting the machine on a gentle cycle. Use warm water to wash it. Strong washing causes the fleece to knot. Add the detergent. Avoid fabric softeners as they may damage the water-repellent finish on the fleece blanket.

  Tumble dry the blanket in a dryer on a low heat so that you can prevent damage. Fold them immediately afterwards so that wrinkles do not appear. Never iron fleece blankets as the heat can damage and leave marks.