How To Wash A Comforter Without Ruining It?

Wash the comforter with the machine set on the gentle or delicate cycle, using cool or warm water.

Since every comforter is a bit different, check the care tag or contact the manufacturer for detergent suggestions.

Then dry the comforter on low heat with a few tennis balls to plump it up.

Can I wash a comforter?

In general, wash comforters in cold water on the delicate cycle and add a second rinse, if possible. Dry your comforter on low heat for 1-2 hours or until it is dry, stopping the machine every 30 minutes to make sure the comforter is even distributed in the dryer.

How do you wash a large comforter?

Washing a Large Comforter

Fill the bathtub halfway with warm water and a capful of mild laundry detergent. Immerse the comforter in the water and wash it gently for a few minutes by hand. Afterward, drain the tub and rinse the comforter with warm water.

How often should you wash your comforter?

Sheets: The rule of thumb is to wash and/or change your sheets on a weekly basis. You can get away with every other week if weekly seems too much for you. Comforter: Bulkier blankets and duvets need to be washed typically 2-3 times per year. If you have a duvet cover, simply slip it off and throw it in the wash.

What will happen if I wash a comforter that says dry clean only?

Many comforters are dry-clean only because the manufacturer did not do thorough enough testing to ensure that the fabric and the contents could withstand a cycle in your home’s washing machine. Washing some types of dry-clean only comforters can ruin their appearance and cause them to shed more than they did before.