How to Dry Wash a Comforter at Home

Store-bought dry cleaning kits make quick work of dry washing your comforter at home, but the stain therapy works best on spots that are hexagonal. You need a drier large enough to adequately accommodate your comforter; otherwise, a visit to the laundromat to use one of the commercial dryers is ideal. You’ll also need to pre-treat oil-based stains, like perspiration marks, with a homemade mixture.

Treating Stains

Apply the stain therapy product which came with your dry cleaning kit to some water-based stains or marks. For perspiration stains or other permeable discoloration, mixture dye- and fragrance-free dish soap with water and stir vigorously to produce lots of suds. Dip a white cloth in just the suds and dab at the stain before it lifts or lightens. Spritz the area with white distilled vinegar to neutralize the soap and then employ the dry cleaning kit’s stain remedy merchandise.

Employing the Kit

Place the comforter in the provided bag if it will match, if a bag came with the kit; a few kits work with no bag, particularly when dry cleaning larger things. Place the pre-moistened cloth from the bag or straight in the drier and place the drier to the atmosphere recommended by the manufacturer. Run the appliance for about 30 minutes, or according to package instructions, and then lay the comforter flat to dry; although it will not be soaking wet, it will come out damp in the steam.

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