The Effective Method: How to Wash a Fur Blanket Guide

Fur blankets are luxurious and cozy. To keep them looking great, it’s crucial to know how to wash and maintain them. This article gives step-by-step instructions for washing a fur blanket, along with tips to make it last.

  1. First, decide if it’s safe to machine or handwash. Faux fur blankets may be machine washed on gentle with cold water and mild detergent. Genuine fur blankets need professional cleaning to avoid damage.
  2. For faux fur, shake off any dirt or debris. Put it in a mesh laundry bag and use a small amount of mild detergent. Select the gentle cycle with cold water. Don’t use bleach or fabric softener. After the cycle is done, pat it dry with a towel and don’t wring or twist the fur.
  3. If your fur blanket needs professional cleaning, get it done by a reputable furrier.

Pro Tip: Store your fur blanket in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Don’t hang it on hooks because it can cause stress on the pelts. Fold or lay it flat in a breathable bag or container.

With these guidelines, your fur blanket will stay soft and beautiful for years. Take care of it and enjoy its warmth and elegance all year round.

Gathering the necessary supplies

Groom your fur blanket with luxury! Get the perfect supplies:

  • a mild detergent
  • a large basin
  • soft brush/comb
  • gentle stain remover
  • white vinegar
  • a dry towel

For added softness and shine, use a specialized fur conditioner. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If unsure, ask for professional advice. Proper care will make your fur blanket last longer. Give it some TLC today and see the difference!

Preparing the fur blanket for washing

Before washing, inspect your fur blanket. Note any stains, spills, or areas that need extra attention.

Go outdoors and give the blanket a good shake to remove dirt and debris.

Gently brush the fur in its natural growth pattern with a soft-bristle brush.

Spot treat stubborn stains with a mild detergent or specialized cleaner. Follow instructions and use a clean cloth to blot at the stain.

Let the fur blanket air dry on a clean surface before washing. Avoid direct sunlight and heat sources.

Certain furs may require professional cleaning, so consult a furrier if you’re unsure.

To keep the blanket fresh between washes, air it out by hanging it in a well-ventilated area.

Selecting the appropriate washing method

Be sure to note the fur type. It’s key to tell if it’s real or faux fur, to find the right cleaning method. Read the care instructions. Manufacturer details can help you clean your fur blanket best, without ruining it.

Think of professional dry cleaning. If the fur is fragile or intricate, trust a professional to handle it properly and keep its beauty. Spot clean when needed. Blot small stains with mild detergent, in the fur’s natural direction. Avoid too much water. Excessive water can harm the material.

Handwash, don’t machine wash. Allow ample drying time. Air dry away from sunlight and heat, to prevent shrinkage and keep softness.

Remember, each fur blanket needs special care. Use these tips to choose a suitable washing method and keep your fur blanket in good shape. Also, store it in a cool, dry place. Don’t use harsh chemicals, as this can cause damage to the fur.

Source: Fur Manufacturers Association.

Washing the fur blanket

Washing a fur blanket needs special care to keep its softness and beauty. Here’s an easy guide to clean it:

  1. Fill a tub or large basin with cold water. Add a tiny bit of mild detergent.
  2. Gently swirl the water to make suds. Then, put in the fur blanket.
  3. With your hands, stir the fur blanket in the water. Don’t rub or scrub it hard, as it may hurt the fur fibers.
  4. Rinse off all the soap with cold water. Gently press out any extra water. Don’t wring or twist the blanket. Lay it on a towel to dry naturally.

Also, machine washing or too much heat can harm the fur. Avoid bleach and harsh chemicals too, as they can take away the fur’s natural oils and make it less soft.

Now, a story involving a fur blanket. My friend spilled red wine on her white fur blanket during a party. She was scared it was ruined. But with our washing method, she fixed it!

Be careful when washing a fur blanket. If you follow these steps and take care, it’ll stay clean and comfy for years.

Drying the fur blanket

For your fur blanket to stay soft and luxurious, you must look after it properly when drying. Follow these steps:

  1. Gently squeeze out the water, using your hands.
  2. Don’t wring or twist – this can damage the fur.
  3. Lay the blanket on a dry towel and smooth out any creases.
  4. Let it air dry in a ventilated area, away from sunlight and heat sources.
  5. Don’t use a dryer or artificial heat – this may cause shrinkage and matting.

By following these steps, you will keep your fur blanket looking great for years! Enjoy the warmth and elegance it brings to your home.

Final steps and post-washing care

After washing, take steps to give your fur blanket proper care. This will keep it looking pristine and last for years. Follow these simple guidelines:

  1. Remove excess water by pressing between towels. Don’t wring or twist, as this can damage the fur fibers.
  2. Place on a flat surface and reshape if needed. Smooth out wrinkles with your hands.
  3. Air dry in a well-ventilated area away from sunlight or heat. Hang over a drying rack or lay on a clean towel to maintain shape.
  4. Brush the fur with a soft-bristled brush to restore its luster and fluffiness. Brush in long even strokes to prevent tangles or matting.
  5. Store in a cool, dry place away from moisture and extreme temperatures. Use a breathable garment bag or wrap with acid-free tissue paper to protect from dust and pests.

Remember, cleaning is essential, but post-washing care preserves beauty and quality. Also, avoid exposing your fur blanket to chemicals, keep pets away, and consider consulting a professional fur cleaner if intense cleaning is required.

Lisa followed all the steps and her blanket was even better than before. Friends complimented its impeccable condition. Her dedication paid off and her fur blanket will continue to bring joy for years.

Giving your fur blanket proper care after washing is an investment in its longevity and comfort. Follow these guidelines and add your touch of love. Your fur blanket will remain a luxurious staple in your home for many seasons ahead.


Exploring the proper way to clean a fur blanket is essential for keeping it beautiful and soft. Washing machines are off-limits – special care is required! Start by shaking off dirt, then use a soft brush or vacuum cleaner with a gentle attachment to remove particles. Spot-clean with a mild detergent and water, using a lint-free cloth or sponge. Thoroughly rinse off the solution.

Certain furs need specialized methods or professional help, so research your specific care instructions. Furs have long symbolized wealth, luxury, and warmth in many cultures. Ancient civilizations transformed animal hides into luxurious garments and blankets. Proper care is key to preserving this valuable history.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I wash a fur blanket in a washing machine?

A: No, it is not recommended to wash a fur blanket in a washing machine as it can damage the fur. It is best to follow specific care instructions for fur blankets.

Q: How should I clean a fur blanket?

A: To clean a fur blanket, you can gently shake it to remove any loose dirt or debris. Then, use a soft brush or comb to gently brush the fur in the direction of the hair. Avoid using water or any harsh chemicals.

Q: Can I spot clean a fur blanket?

A: Yes, you can spot clean a fur blanket using a mild detergent specifically designed for fur. Dilute the detergent in water and use a clean cloth to gently dab the stained area. Blot the area with a clean, damp cloth to remove any detergent residue.

Q: How often should I clean a fur blanket?

A: It is recommended to clean a fur blanket once or twice a year. However, if there are stains or odors, it is best to clean it as soon as possible.

Q: Can I dry a fur blanket in a dryer?

A: No, never put a fur blanket in a dryer. Instead, lay it flat on a clean towel, away from direct sunlight or heat sources, and allow it to air dry naturally.

Q: Should I store a fur blanket in a specific way?

A: Yes, when not in use, it is important to store a fur blanket in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight or moisture. Avoid putting it in plastic bags as fur needs to breathe. Use a breathable cloth or a fur storage bag instead.

Kimberly Harness
Kimberly Harness

Kimberly Harness, a passionate sleep aficionado and accomplished writer, lends her expertise to Starlight Blankets, a premier blog in the bedding niche. With a keen eye for design and unwavering focus on comfort, Kimberly's articles offer invaluable insights, guiding readers to create captivating sleep environments where style meets serenity. From thread counts to color palettes, she transforms bedtime into an art, inviting all to experience the true essence of restful slumber. You can explore my curated collection of blankets and more at Starlight Blanket Shop

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