It's always nice to see a clean and spotless home. To achieve this, you need to clean it every day. The same goes for pillow covers. You should wash them regularly to maintain their aesthetics and extend their lifespan. It's also essential for hygiene as it helps eliminate dust mites, dust, and bacteria. If you're not sure how to go about it, you can follow the tips below or check out our pillow cover guide.
To wash the pillow cover, you should start by removing it. Open the zipper, velcro, or button to take it off. Get ready for the cleaning process.
Keep in mind that the sooner you clean stains, the easier they are to remove. Otherwise, if you let them set into the fabric, it will be more challenging to get rid of them.
So, to immediately tackle oil stains or oily substances, place an absorbent like cornstarch on them. Then, clean with a scraper. For spilled liquids, use a clean, dry cloth and blot the area. Afterward, clean the pillow cover with water and mild soap. Rinse thoroughly and let it air dry.
In cases where stains don't come out with initial attempts, try another method of hand washing. To do this, soak the fabric in a solution of 1.5 cl of mild soap per liter of warm water. Use a soft brush or sponge to remove the stain. Don't forget to rinse and let it air dry.
You can also machine wash the pillow cover if it's recommended by the manufacturers. Check the label on the cover to be sure, and follow the provided recommendations. Before placing it in the machine, make sure to close all zippers. This prevents damage to the machine. Use cold water with a gentle cycle. If you notice stubborn stains on the fabric, you can add 6 cl of bleach. Then, let the fabric air dry.
You can also use a sprayer to wash your pillow cover. Fill it with laundry powder, hot water, and dishwashing liquid that you've mixed in a bucket beforehand.
Next, spray the mixture onto the surface of the cover. Allow it to sit for 15 to 35 minutes before rinsing it off with a showerhead or garden hose. You should then let the fabric dry in the sunlight.
If you have a pillow cover with non-removable fabric, you should prepare a solution to clean it first. Mix 1.5 cl of mild soap with each liter of warm water. Gently brush the fabric and let the mixture penetrate until the stain is gone. Rinse thoroughly before drying the fabric in the open air.
Your pillow cover fabric may have mold stains. To get rid of them, add 6 cl of bleach and 1.5 cl of mild soap to each liter of warm water. Spray this solution onto the surface and wait for 15 minutes for it to penetrate the fabric. Then, use a sponge, soft brush, or clean towel to clean the cover. Remember to rinse thoroughly before exposing it to the air to dry. If mold stains persist, you can repeat the process and add more bleach.