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.