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What is The Best Way To Wash a Down Comforter?

How many of you have cleaned your comforter by yourself? I’m sure that the numbers are not close to 40%. Are comforters very fragile? Nope, they are not. You need to make sure that you are following the instructions which are advised on the comforters itself. If you want to avoid dry cleaners where you have to spend $50 just to clean it. You can do it yourself and to do that you need Mild detergent, dryer balls, and a little patience. We have listed some of the best ways to choose a down comforter in this article which might be useful for you if you are planning to buy a down comforter.

What is The Best Way To Wash a Down Comforter?

  • Go to your local laundromat and select the largest one then load your comforters. For the better results select, the less full washer. Make sure that you are choosing the front loader washing machine. So many users are asking where can they find white feathered sleeping sofa and here are our top recommendations for the best sleeipng sofas.
  • Now it’s time to add little amount of detergent. Remember, make sure to add little because adding a little extra will result in stripping the feathers or damage of the down comforter.
  • Now it’s time to add the timer. Make sure to select the delicate or necessary wash setting, so that the last bit is also rinsed out. Choose one or two rounds or cycles.
  • After the wash is finished,  bow it’s time to dry it on low setting. This process takes some time to finish. Some of the machines take hours to do that. Your patience is tested now, and your goals are to decrease the growth of mold, make sure that the comforters are completely dried.
  • Now it’s time to add the dryer balls into the machine or you can use the Tennis balls. Make sure that the wool dryer balls are working properly for your comforters. Remember, when the tennis balls are getting warmer, you will faint odor when you do make sure to bounce it back to increase drying process.
  • During the process, take your comforters outside and then fluff it inside the dryer more than six times in a row. This will help the comforters to dry much more steadily.
  • Now take the comforters out of the dryers. There is none thing you will notice and make sure to dry it under the sunlight so that the extra water will be vaporized in the air. Ensure that you are not leaving it for hours. Ten minutes is more than enough for them or you comforter will shrink and fade.

Conclusion

Every down comforter has its own set of rules on How To Wash, you can read that on the comforter itself. Keep three things in mind,

  1. Use mild detergent.
  2. Tennis balls or Dryer balls.
  3. Low wash setting.
  4. Two cycle wash.
  5. Be patient.
  6. Then add dryer balls or Tennis balls.
  7. After five minutes, you can take comforters out and the fluff it inside.
  8. Repeat the process for six times.

Once the work is done, make sure to dry it under sun for at least Ten Minutes. More than ten Minutes might result in Shrinking and Damage,

Last Words

Washing comforters are not a simple task as you are assuming. However, once you repeat the process for more than five times, then you will get will a hang of it then it will be a piece of cake for you. If you have any questions, do let us know in the comments section.

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Repairing Linoleum Floors

So you have linoleum tiles down in the kitchen, bathroom, baby’s room, wherever – places that get too much moisture and potential damage for carpets or hardwood. Wise decision, but linoleum and similar flooring materials, though durable, are not indestructible.

You dropped a heavy iron pot on it, or the pipes backed up and flooded it with water for several hours, or the toddler decided it was great fun to poke the floor repeatedly with his Tinker Toy concoction and observe the artistic pattern of dents. What now? One reason for putting down linoleum, besides the fact that it’s durable, is that it’s cheap compared to many other types of flooring. Isn’t that purpose defeated if you have to call in the professionals to repair the damage?

Yes, it would be, but luckily that isn’t a requirement. All you really need to make good-quality repairs is:

1)      A piece of scrap linoleum (you should have this left over from installing the floor in the first place);

2)      Some tape;

3)      A sharp knife, like an Xacto blade;

4)      Something to spread substance with (e.g. a putty knife); and

5)      Some linoleum glue.

It’s especially easy to do the repair job and have no one notice if your floor has patterns in it, particularly if the patterns include straight or curved lines. You can still do the repairs to a solid-color floor, but sometimes it may be a little more visible. What you want to do here is to cut a piece of flooring out around the ding or dings in a regular and measurable pattern, cut a piece of the scrap linoleum to fit, and glue it into place.

You’ll want to match not only the size and shape of the patch, but also the pattern if any. (This is why a patterned floor is easier to patch without it being visible. The patterns themselves create the illusion of continuity and draw the eye away from any imperfections arising from the patching itself, always supposing that you have the patterns matched up properly.)

One way to do the cutting is to place the scrap piece on the floor over where the ding is, lining up the patterns so match, and cut through both pieces of linoleum at the same time. With a good sharp knife this is quite doable. The patch will match the size of the floor perfectly, and because you’ve fitted the lines together correctly you will have a pattern match as well.

Next, you want to remove the cut-out linoleum from the floor. A heat gun is ideal for this, but a hair dryer will work in a pinch. After softening the glue, prize out the cut section, and then fit your patch into the hole to check the fit. Make any adjustments necessary, then glue the patch into the hole. Wipe up any excess adhesive, and tamp down the patch by standing on it for a moment or two.