If you own one and want to learn how to wash a Korean mink blanket, we got you.
We will provide you three steps plus bonus tips to make your washing easier and harmless.
Before we start, you must know that mink blankets can be safely washed using a washing machine.
More so, you can have your mink blanket professionally cleaned.
However, there are helpful techniques to ensure that your Korean mink blanket is guaranteed safe even after frequent wash sessions at home.
3-Step Guide On How To Wash A Korean Mink Blanket
Step #1. Shrug off dirt
Ahead of anything else, you want to prepare your mink blanket by brushing off the dirt from it. You may use a dry rug or you may wag it.
With a dry rug, simply rub it along the stroke of the blanket’s furs to remove the accumulated dust.
In wagging, use enough force to ensure that the dust flies off the blanket.
Step #2. Wash with a machine
Now that your mink blanket is free from dust, you can put it in and turn on the washer.
Since mink blankets are artificially made, cleaning them with a washing machine will be good and safe enough, provided that you are taking washing precautions.
Acrylic is the material used in mink blankets, so choose a detergent with no chlorine bleach or a fabric conditioner substance.
This chemical may deteriorate your blanket’s quality loosely.
While putting in the detergent, avoid directly pouring it onto your blanket.
Use a cool temperature of water to wash your mink blanket. This will help protect its dyes as well as prevent damaging the fibers and dwindling the threads.
If you are using an ordinary washer at home, set the cycle level in a gentle or delicate mode.
After the wash rotation, you can now put it in a rinse cycle using cold water. Be sure to totally rinse off soap suds.
Then, take the blanket out from the washer and drain the water from the machine.
You can put your blanket in a tub after removing excess water from it.
Step #3. Drying
While some blankets are safe for heat drying, mink blankets made of synthetic material such as acrylic and polyester are the exception.
After rinsing and removing the blanket from the washer, you can hang it on a sturdy clothesline.
Simply and gently lift the blanket from the tub and hang it. You can straighten or stretch the blanket to dry it faster and naturally.
Then, fasten it with clothespins. You can use binder or hair clips in case you run out of them. They’re also safe for your mink blanket.
If you ought to use a machine for drying, take precautions on the machine settings.
Put the blanket inside and set it on tumble dry. It will take at least an hour to dry your blanket.
You want to ensure that the dryer is placed in the no-heat option. It is imperative to not use any heat in washing and drying a mink blanket to avoid melting it.
Note that if your dryer settings do not have such an option, you may choose to hang dry the delicate blanket.
Can I Spot-Clean A Mink Blanket?
Spot-cleaning is the most convenient way to clean only the light to medium-tarnished spots of a mink blanket.
You can also do this when you don’t want to do machine-washing.
To clean the blanket, use a washcloth with a safe detergent and gently scrub it in circles on the stained areas. Note also to use cool to warm water.
Use a dry cloth to remove any soap residue.
Air-dry the mink blanket then it is finished.
How To Properly Store A Korean Mink Blanket?
It may be time to keep your mink blanket inside storage.
In storing blankets made of synthetic materials such as acrylic and polyester, it is necessary to take on a few reminders.
First, you must store it away from a place with a humid temperature to keep it dry. You do not want it to look frizzy.
Also, if you are storing it in a bag or container, make sure that there is enough space for your mink blanket.
Get one where the blanket can lay flat and freely ‘breathe.’
If you have room to keep the mink blanket, check that it is not facing direct sunlight.
Too high temperature may cause discoloration to the blanket’s synthetic fabrics.
Following these reminders will help you maintain the blanket’s fleecy and stylish look whenever you are ready to use them again.
In such a case your minky is heavily stained, it’s best to bring it to the nearest professional dry cleaner.
They use top-loading washing machines in providing the best laundry care.
Now that you know how to wash a Korean mink blanket, providing extra care for your comfy blankies is relatively straightforward.
Cleaning them can be a satisfying experience too. After drying your blanket, you can now keep it and get it back in the comfort of your bedroom.