By: Mrs. Mathis
Image by Taking care of wool clothing raises many questions for the average person. Many wonder how to clean wool clothing in general. Others wonder how to wash wool clothing, or indeed if it can be washed. Cleaning wool clothing is important, so read on now to learn how to wash wool clothes.
How To Clean Wool Clothing: Taking Care of Wool Clothing Before It Needs Washing
Taking care of wool clothing starts when you are putting it on. If you want to spend less time cleaning wool clothing and more time wearing it, try to avoid wearing wool clothing next to your skin. Also, save your wool clothing for when you are not doing something particularly dirty or messy. Knowing how to clean wool clothing by not getting it dirty in the first place will allow you to avoid cleaning wool clothing altogether.
How To Wash Wool Clothing Method 1: Cleaning Wool Clothing By Hand Washing
Before you ask how to wash wool clothing, you should first ask if you SHOULDwash wool clothing. To find out, check the label on the garment for the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning wool clothing. If the manufacturer recommends dry cleaning only for a garment, think very carefully before you decide to wash it. If you decide to take your chances, or if the label recommends washing, read on for step by step instructions on how to wash wool clothing.
1. Before cleaning wool clothing, mix some mild detergent with some cool water in a clean sink.
2. Soak the garment in the solution for about 10 minutes.
3. Let the water drain from the sink.
4. Press down on the garment to “squish” out the rest of the water.
5. Rinse the garment in cool water, pressing on the garment to rinse it.
6. Press the rest water out of the garment. Never wring when taking care of wool clothing.
7. Roll the garment in a clean towel to remove the extra water.
8. Dry the item flat, turn it over periodically to allow it to dry equally on both sides.
How To Wash Wool Clothing Method 2: Cleaning Wool Clothing By Machine Washing
If you are feeling particularly gutsy, and if the sweater you have is not particularly valuable, you can machine wash your sweater. Use the gentle cycle, cool water and a mild detergent when cleaning wool clothing. When your machine finishes its cycle, take the sweater out and gently stretch the body and sleeves of the sweater the long way. This is an important step in taking care of wool clothing you have machine washed. Then you can either dry it flat or machine dry it briefly on the gentle cycle with low heat. Then, while the sweater is still damp, hang it on a well padded hanger to finish drying. If you don’t have a padded dryer, you can create one by wrapping a couple of hand towels around a wood or plastic hanger.
Now that you know how to wash wool clothing, you can enjoy wearing this warm and comfy fabric more often.
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