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How to Clean a Merino Wool Blanket

Updated February 21, 2017

A Merino wool blanket is a very warm, luxurious piece of material. If you happen to spill something on the Merino wool blanket or get it dirty, you will not want to just throw the blanket in the wash as it will possibly tear the wool and the washing powder will make the wool less soft and more abrasive. You must hand wash the Merino wool blanket in order to keep it in optimal condition.

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  1. Fill the tub halfway full with warm water.

  2. Mix in about a teaspoon of Palmolive dish soap or until there is a nice amount of bubbles in the water. You need to use a neutral pH soap like Palmolive so you don't hurt the Merino wool blanket.

  3. Submerge the Merino wool blanket into the water. Let it soak for five minutes. Gently massage the Merino wool blanket in the soapy water.

  4. Remove the Merino wool blanket from the soapy water. Turn on the shower head to warm water. Allow the water to run through every part of the Merino wool blanket until the water you rinse out doesn't have soap bubbles in it. Shut off the water.

  5. Gently squeeze out as much excess water as you can without twisting or wringing the Merino wool blanket. Lay the Merino wool blanket flat on a table. Lay a towel over it and press it against it to soak up more water. Do this with dry towels until it is fairly dry. Lay the Merino wool blanket over a clothes line and allow it to air dry completely.

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Things You'll Need

  • Tub
  • Palmolive dish soap
  • Towels

About the Author

Mark O'Brien started his professional writing career in 2000 at the "Newman Grove Reporter" newspaper. He was an English tutor while in school and earned an Associate of Arts in English from Northeast Community College. O'Brien indulges his mechanical side by fixing mowers part-time.

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