Contrary to what many people think, mink blankets are not really that hard to clean and care for. Although they may look and feel delicate, you really do not have to exert that much effort in handling and washing them. You do not have to go to expensive cleaners because you can really do the cleaning yourself. Although mink fabric may seem like a natural fiber, it is actually just made of acrylic and it is man-made. If you want to extend the life and preserve the beauty of your precious mink sheet, keep on reading.
Unlike blankets made of natural fibers, mink blankets are actually washing machine-friendly. If you think that you have to wash your expensive blanket with your hands, then you are really mistaken. You can actually put your mink inside a washing machine. In fact, it would even be a good idea to seek out a heavy-duty commercial washing machine for washing your mink because this type of fabric tends to be heavy when it is wet. Just make sure that you set the machine to delicate or gentle cycle. Cold water is best so that the colors in your blanket will not leech. Also, be sure to use a gentle detergent. Do not use something with bleach because the harsh chemicals may affect the color and design of your blanket.
Ideally, mink blankets should be hanged on a line and let dry naturally. Wringing this expensive blanket is not really a good idea. However, there are commercial-grade dryers in the market that have a “no heat” option. You can use this to tumble dry your mink blanket. It is important to note that other dryer settings are not appropriate for mink fabric. Unless you want your expensive mink to depreciate fast, you should be careful when it. Remember that acrylic fibers can melt when heated. You do not want your mink to look matted or knotted.
In case your mink blankets are heavily soiled, you can bring them to professional dry cleaners. These people know how to handle such a delicate fabric. Again, it is essential to note that harsh chemicals and strong detergents are not an option when cleaning your blanket. If you do not have the availability of a washing machine that can accommodate a full sized blanket, you can wash your mink blanket by hand in a bathtub. Just make sure that you clean the tub first and that you use cold water.
Source by Carol Adams