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How to Clean Velour

Updated February 21, 2017

Velour is a soft, cosy fabric used for anything from jogging suits to pillows. When you have velour in the home, it must be cleaned just like any other type of fabric. To keep the velour looking its best, use something that gets rid of all dirt and residue without damaging, discolouring or causing deterioration of the velour fabric. Avoid the use of harsh chemicals and bleach agents as these can damage the look and feel of the velour.

Run the hose attachment of your vacuum cleaner over the velour regularly to collect loose dust. This works especially well on larger items that cannot be machine washed.

Wipe off any stuck-on residue with a damp cleaning rag, adding a few drops of mild washing powder to the rag as needed to remove heavy build-up.

Rinse the cleaning rag, wring it out, and wipe over the velour to remove any leftover soapy residue.

Let the velour air-dry.

Place velour clothing and other items labelled machine washable into your washer.

Turn on a cold water cycle and add a mild washing powder.

Hang dry the velour or tumble dry on a low heat setting.

Things You'll Need

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mild washing powder
  • Cleaning rags
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Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.