How to clean a faux fur coat?

How to clean a faux fur coat featured

Can you wash a faux fur coat?

One of the most common questions when it comes to cleaning a faux fur coat is whether or not it can be washed. The good news is that yes, you can wash a faux fur coat! However, it is important to follow the proper cleaning techniques to ensure that your coat stays in excellent condition.

Spot cleaning

If your faux fur coat only has a small stain or mark, spot cleaning may be enough to remove the dirt without washing the entire garment. Start by gently brushing the fur to remove any loose dirt. Then, mix a small amount of mild detergent with water until it becomes sudsy. Dip a clean cloth into the soapy water and gently blot the stain, being careful not to rub it in further. Once the stain is removed, use a clean, damp cloth to rinse the area. Finally, use a dry cloth or towel to gently blot the area and remove any excess moisture.

Hand washing

If your faux fur coat needs a thorough cleaning, hand washing is the preferred method. Fill a sink or basin with lukewarm water and add a small amount of mild detergent. Gently agitate the water to create suds. Submerge the coat in the soapy water and swish it around to ensure all areas are cleaned. Avoid rubbing or twisting the fur, as this can cause matting or damage. After a few minutes, drain the soapy water and refill the sink with clean, lukewarm water. Rinse the coat by submerging it in the clean water and swishing it around again. Repeat this rinsing process until no soap residue remains. Finally, gently squeeze out any excess water from the coat and lay it flat on a clean towel to dry.

Removing odors

If your faux fur coat has developed an unpleasant smell, there are a few steps you can take to freshen it up. First, hang the coat in a well-ventilated area for a few hours to allow any odors to dissipate. If the smell persists, you can sprinkle baking soda onto the fur and let it sit for a few hours before brushing it out. Alternatively, you can fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and white vinegar, and spritz the coat lightly. Allow the vinegar to dry completely, and the smell should be eliminated.

Professional cleaning

If you are hesitant to clean your faux fur coat yourself, or if it has stubborn stains or odors that won’t come out with at-home methods, it may be best to take it to a professional cleaner. Make sure to choose a cleaner experienced in handling faux fur garments, as they will have the necessary knowledge and equipment to properly clean and care for your coat. Professional cleaning can help ensure that your faux fur coat stays in pristine condition for years to come.

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