Washing Instructions for a Mink Blanket

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Many mink blankets, made of synthetic, acrylic fibres, are machine washable when done properly. For noticeably dirty mink blankets, or mink blankets with stains, enlist the services of a professional dry cleaner. Ensure your selected dry cleaner has experience in the cleaning and treatment of minks. Your mink blanket will feel softer following its wash, as washing slowly removes the starch-like substance and leaves the mink more lush.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Commercial-grade washer
  • Gentle washing powder
  • Dryer with tumble dry setting

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place your mink blanket into your heavy-duty commercial grade washer. Do not wash your mink blanket with any other laundry.

  2. 2

    Use gentle washing powder to clean your mink blanket. Harsher detergents can damage your mink blanket and destroy the fibres over time.

  3. 3

    Set your washing machine to the gentle cycle. Consider your mink blanket a delicate item and treat it as you would a delicate.

  4. 4

    Fill your washer with cold water. The cold water will ensure the colours from the fibres won't fade or leak. Warm water can damage the fibres of your mink blanket.

  5. 5

    Hand-wash your mink blanket in your tub if you don't have access to a commercial-grade washing machine. Fill your tub with cold water and use a mild soap.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid placing large mink blankets in small household washers. Since mink blankets retain so much water, the weight may damage your washer.
  • Allow your mink blanket to dry on a clothing line. If your dryer has a setting without heat, you can tumble dry your mink blanket. Placing it in a heated dryer will melt the fibres, causing them to melt and bind together, ultimately destroying both the look and feel of your plush mink.
  • Wait until your mink blanket is completely dry, which can take awhile, as mink blankets soak and retain water.
  • Do not wring out your mink blanket.

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