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How To Wash Faux Fur At Home In 5 Steps | The Laundress

How To Wash Faux Fur Step 1: Pretreat How To Wash Faux Fur Step 1- Pretreat

Step 1:Pretreat

Knowing how to wash and clean faux fur pillows, blankets, rugs, slippers, boots, and coats starts with pre treatment. Treat stains with Stain Solution or the Wash & Stain Bar. Focus on susceptible areas such as underarms, necklines, and cuffs when cleaning faux fur.

Stain Solution is ideal for protein and tannin stains, such as wine, coffee, ink, grass, urine, blood, and old, set-in stains such as pit stains. The Wash & Stain Bar is perfect for faux fur cleaning as it works the material to remove dirt, grease, oil, and makeup. To remove odor, presoak the item for 30 minutes in cool water mixed with 1/4 cup of Scented Vinegar.

Step 2: Handwash

Handwashing is always the best and safest method for washing faux fur.


Step 1: Add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo to a washbasin or sink filled with cool water.

Step 2: Submerge the item and gently agitate the water with your hands to evenly distribute soap. Soak for up to 30 minutes.

Step 3: Rinse well by running cool water through the item until the water is no longer soapy.

Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of the item.

Faux Fur Blanket:

Step 1: Use a stain solution to remove stains before washing.

Step 2: Put blanket in a mesh washing bag before putting it into the machine.

Step 3: Use wool & cashmere detergent with cold water on a delicate cycle.

Step 4: Air dry in the item’s natural shape.


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Step 3: Machine Wash

If machine washing, place the item in a Mesh Washing Bag.

Select the delicate cycle on the washing machine, and make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is on low.

Add the appropriate amount of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo according to the machine and load size.

Step 4: Dry & Finish

Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or hang to dry. Do not put it in the dryer!

Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle and brush the faux fur.

To remove wrinkles, we recommend steaming for the best and safest finish. If you don't have a steamer, you can use the iron by hovering over the item using the steam setting.

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Step 5: Store

Always store items clean. We recommend storing in a breathable cotton All-Purpose Storage Bag to protect items from bugs.

Storing in plastic encourages yellowing and can trap mildew-causing moisture, a prime environment for bugs.

All techniques are based on textile science. Not all garments perform and react as science would predict.