Step 1: Know What Not To Wash
Some velvet items, like blazers, suits, and upholstery should only be dry cleaned. For at-home care, we recommend treating stains only with our Stain Solution and a lint-free cleaning cloth. Gently work it into the stain, then remove soap and dirt with the cloth.
Step 2: Hand Wash
It’s the safest method for laundering your velvets. In a wash bin or sink of cool water, add Delicate Wash, add your items, then mix with your hands. Allow to sit for up to 30 minutes.
Step 3: Rinse
Run cool water through the item until it rinses clear of soap.
Step 4: Dry
Press the garment to drain extra water. When it comes to drying, you have three options: You can air dry by laying the garment on a flat surface or drying rack, you can hang to dry, or you can put it in the dryer on the low heat and “fluff” settings (this prevents a crushed velvet look).
Step 5: De-Wrinkle
Never iron this type of fabric—it can crush or flatten the natural pile of the velvet. Steam instead.