If you have ever handled a used piece of faux fur, you already have some idea of how it feels. How can we get them to be as supple and smooth as they were when they were first made? Please take the time to read this article and familiarize yourself with the various methods described in “How to Make a Faux Fur Blanket Soft Again.”
The first thing you need to do is get the water and the detergent ready.
You will need a large container in order to immerse the fabric in the solution for approximately ten minutes. To clean the fabric, either shampoo or laundry detergent can be used, with laundry detergent being the more effective option (second best). Make use of hot water but not boiling water; this will cause additional damage to the fabric. If the temperature is not approximately 40 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit), then the results of utilizing this method will not be significantly different.
The second step is to agitate the fabric so that the dirt can be removed.
After you have given the faux fur a good soak, you should rub it against itself using either your hands or an agitator (a mixer). This will assist in removing the fine dust and dirt particles that have accumulated on the surface of the faux fur. If your machine is large enough (around 5 kg), you might want to experiment with adding some detergent to the water that you use. The first option is to have them dry cleaned by a professional cleaner; the second is to wash them by hand; the third is to have them washed by a laundry service; and the fourth and final option is to purchase new, high-quality faux furs from stores like Fabricate that come already cleaned.
The third step is to dry the wet faux fur by placing it in the dryer.
You should first spread the faux fur out on the floor before putting it in the dryer to ensure even drying. After that, hang them using clothes hangers so they don’t get dirty. It is imperative that you leave a sufficient amount of space between each piece of faux fur so that they do not adhere to one another while drying. If you have a washing machine, this is the point in the process where you would add one cup of water and one scoop of fabric softener. Powdered fabric softener is now widely available, and unlike its liquid predecessor, using it does not have the same negative impact on the environment as did the use of liquid fabric softeners that contained phosphates and other chemicals.
The fourth step is to either use a tumble dryer or let your faux fur air dry.
Following the step of hanging them on wire hangers, place them inside a large tumble dryer. The temperature of the dryer should be kept at a low to medium level, approximately 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). The fur can be ruined by heat, so make sure to keep it at a cool temperature. If you do not have access to high-capacity dryers, you can hang them up to dry in the open air for a few hours.
Brush the faux fur with a hand brush as the fifth step in the process.
After the faux fur fabric has dried, you can use hand brushes to remove any remaining dirt and fluff that may have been left behind. Hand brushing is an important step because it helps restore the fluffy appearance of the fabric and removes specks of dust that are hidden in the fabric’s fibers. Additionally, hand brushing is an important step. For long pile fabrics such as mink, you could try using something called “fur saver.”
At this point, you need to inspect your faux fur very carefully for any traces of dirt or fluff that may still be present, as well as any spots on the fabric where the dye may have moved from one area to another while it was being washed. In the event that there is evidence of transfer, you will need to start the process all over again.
If you notice tiny folds and creases on your faux fur fabric after washing it (which can be caused by static electricity), use a hot iron with a steam function at the lowest setting possible (about 40 degrees Celsius, or about 100 degrees Fahrenheit) and press both sides of the cloth using a cotton towel between them. If you notice tiny folds and creases on your faux fur fabric after washing it, use a hot iron with steam function at the lowest setting possible—about 40 degrees Celsius (about 100 degrees).
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