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8 Tips How To Wash Feather Pillows and Cushions

Nothing feels more comforting than laying your head on a duck feather padded cushion. As comfy as they are, feather cushions can sometimes have their own downfall. Often we wonder how to wash feather pillows.

So we decided to help you out by preparing a simple guide on how to wash feather pillows.

washing feather pillow pad

How to wash feather pillows

  1. First things first. Remove your personalised cushion/pillow cover and replace it with a laundry bag or plain white cover ensuring that all open ends are sealed in order to prevent a feathery disaster. Put two cushions at a time for wash to keep the load even.
  2. Now I am guessing you have a washing machine at home , else you can always go to a launderette. Choose the following settings – ‘Delicate’ cycle at 30°C, rinse twice in order to make sure the detergent is removed thoroughly and spin twice to remove as much water from the feathers as possible. It is advisable to add a few towels along with the cushion to keep the machine running smoothly.
  3. Once the washing is complete, fluff the cushions before putting it into the dryer.
  4. Set the dryer at low/medium heat  and place 2/3 tennis balls in the dryer to make the cushions fluffy and prevent the feathers from clumping as they dry.
  5. Stop the dryer every 15 minutes to fluff the cushions.
  6. If it’s sunny you can hang it to dry outdoors instead of using a dryer.
  7. Alternatively, you can leave it to dry in an airing cupboard or on a sheet next to a radiator.
  8. The most important thing is to make sure the feathers are dry before use, as damp feathers can smell like mildew.

The guide is as simple as it gets with washing feather pillows. Follow it step by step so you can enjoy your pillows for much longer.

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