Worried about how to spot clean a pillow? You should read this to the end. If you’ve ever had a pillow with a removable cover, then chances are it can be machine washed. But what about those pillows that come fully decked out and don’t allow for personalization? A quick search of the internet will show me how difficult laundry day has become when trying to get just one spot cleaned!
If there’s anything worse than waking up from an uncomfortable position only find yourself covered in food or drink (or both). You just have to spot clean the pillows. Spot cleaning is the key to keeping your pillows in tip-top shape. It’s easy, and you can do it yourself!
If we talk about how exactly does this work? Well first of all…you’ll need some skepticism soap or detergent (to get rid of any stains) and washable fabric softener sheets- which will help prevent build-up on fabrics from occurring again later down their lifespan.
How To Spot Clean A Pillow- Options To Try
Use Stain Removers
The right stain remover will have no problem getting rid of your spot. Be careful with how you use it though, because if used incorrectly then there’s a chance that new stains could be formed instead!
To remember, try rinsing only the cover of your pillow with water and not soaking it. Angle down so that you can rinse off any excess spills onto a dry towel or paper plate instead!
Use Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent and can be used to spot clean your pillow. You could microwave the whole fruit, leave it on for 10 seconds (just enough time), then wash off any pulp or stain with water; you also could soak just one side of an insert in warm lemonade before flipping over so that only salt remains behind- this method works best if there are stains present at all! In both cases though – whether through microwaving or soaking–you should always make sure not to turn too much.
OR If you have a stain on your pillow, use the juice from one lemon mixed with two parts warm water. Gently dab it until all of its colors have been removed and then pour salt onto what remains; this should help lock in any remaining moisture so that won’t come back! Wipe off both sides before rinsing under cold running waters for best results.”
Use A Dish Soap
When it comes to cleaning up greasy, oily messes from your pillow there’s nothing like dish soap. And the best kind of this product will fight off any stain as well! Just make sure you have enough before using on anything that could ruin its effectiveness: too little fluidity can cause blobbing whereas excess moisture might encourage bacteria growth.
To get rid of the soap residue on your pillow, you’ll need to leave it there for a few hours before rinsing only with water. This is important in order not to damage other surfaces around it or else they will suffer from excessive grime too!
Use White Vinegar
Vinegar is a powerful cleaning agent, and it’s great for removing stubborn stains. To use:
- mix ½ cup white vinegar with ¼ dish detergent in your bathtub or sinks full of hot water (or fill up the bucket).
- submerge all fabric pieces that need to be cleaned before adding more than 2 tablespoons total weight per load
- let sit 20 minutes then scrub lightly using brushes/sponges on both sides until no stain remains – repeat if necessary!
Vacuum Your Pillow!
Dry vacuuming is an effective way to remove dust and dirt from your pillows, as well as helping you breathe easier. Vacuum the surface without using water by switching out all of its filters first before starting up again (ensuring there are no clogs). It’s best if someone else does this job because they will be able to see any stains better than me.
Upholstery vacuuming is a great way to remove pesky stains on your upholstery. If you have something like an older couch with removable seats, it might be worth giving this process a try!
The technique works by spraying the liquid into one side or all four corners before quickly capturing any leaks that may occur from these areas while simultaneously removing dirt particles through suction power alone – no scrubbing necessary (and sometimes too difficult). The hot water will loosen even tough substances such as blood Wine etc., so give them another go soon after first trying out our tip. After vacuuming, you can fluff the pillows.
What Kind Of Pillows Can I Wash?
You know what they say about Down pillows – if it doesn’t come from a bird, don’t pay too much attention to how soft or fluffy it may seem. Down alternative and feather filled types are both considered synthetic fillings but can be safely put in the wash without fear of lofting apart due to some chemical action caused by water being applied externally on these materials which would cause them to break down faster than normal when exposed long term over time since most people use their pillow every single week at least!
Washing your feather pillows may be a bit tricky, but not impossible. You’ll need to follow these steps carefully and take note of which ones can actually go in the wash!
If it says “dry-clean only,” then that means you should never use water or bleach on them—just spot clean with an upholstery solution like dish soap and warm tap water (or fill the tub halfway). Make sure there’s no detergent toward beginning/end sections where feathers come into contact because this could cause damage over time due…
It’s not always easy to get stains out of something you’ve committed yourself to. Pillow cover fabrics are delicate, so they can be difficult if not impossible for some people who don’t have the patience or skill needed when cleaning them up themselves- but there is hope! With these steps, you can spot clean a pillow.