Washing Polyester (easier than you think).
We love getting clothes clean here at The Laundress. With so many different fabrics, it's hard to keep up with washing, drying, and storing best practices - that's why we've created the how to wash polyester guide to make sure your favorite polyester dress is kept clean. .
Can you wash polyester?
We often get asked, “can polyester be washed? Yes, it can! Yes, it can! You just need to follow the proper polyester washing instructions.
As always, make sure to read garment labels before pretreating or washing any item.
How to clean polyester clothes
This depends on how soiled the polyester item is; for instance, when cleaning polyester, if your item is stained, you should pretreat it with the Stain Solution or the Wash & Stain Bar to make sure the item comes out of the wash looking it’s best.
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 works the material to remove dirt, grease, oil, and makeup.
Polyester can be washed in the washing machine. Machine wash polyester jackets with Signature Detergent on the normal cycle with warm or cool water.
Dry & Finish
Air dry polyester or tumble dry at medium temperature.
Polyester generally doesn’t wrinkle. Iron as needed at a low temperature setting, or steam when drying polyester garments.
To freshen between launderings, spritz with Fabric Fresh Classic.
Knit items should be stored folded to prevent stretching or distorting. Woven items such as pants can be hung.
Always store items clean.
We recommend storing in a breathable cotton Storage Bag to protect items from bugs.
All polyester washing instructions are based on textile science. Not all garments perform and react as science would predict.
Keep reading to learn more about the ins and outs polyester care. For more home cleaning and laundry tips, check out the Clean Talk Blog.