Polyester bead pillows may have removable covers for easy laundering, or they may have attached covers that need to be vacuumed, spot-cleaned and disinfected without removal. Common poly bead pillow coverings include vinyl, cotton, canvas and polyester. Choose a cleanser that addresses the specific type of fabric covering the beans, as well as the type of cleansing the beanbag needs.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Washing powder
- Spray stain remover or stain stick
- Mild liquid dish detergent
- Spray disinfectant
Wipe all soiled areas off of the pillow with a mixture of liquid dish detergent and warm water, using a clean cloth. Do not use abrasive detergents, as these may damage the fabric.
Scrub any difficult spots gently with a toothbrush.
Dry the surface of the beanbag using a clean cloth.
Cleaning Vinyl- or Plastic-covered Poly Bead Pillows
Vacuum the bag, if necessary. Vacuuming is the best method of removing pet hair, sand, crumbs and loose soil from fabric.
Remove the fabric cover, if possible. Use washing powder and a washing machine to wash the cover in a gentle cycle. Dry it on a cool setting or air dry to avoid shrinkage.
Wash spots off of nonremovable fabric covers with liquid detergent, warm water and a clean cloth. Be careful not to soak the fabric so that it does not take too long to air dry.
Remove any difficult spots with a stain stick or spray stain-remover and toothbrush.
Dry the pillow using a clean cloth. You may also use a hair dryer on a cool setting.
Remove odours by spraying the beanbag with disinfectant, if desired.
Cleaning Cotton-, Canvas- or Polyester-covered Poly Bead Pillows
Tips and warnings
- Never put a poly bead pillow in water. This can damage the bag and it may develop mould before it can dry.
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