All down comforters occasionally leak feathers, which can be irritating against your skin. Follow a few simple steps to prevent leaks and increase the life span of your down comforter.
Cover your down comforter with a protective, zippered liner before slipping it into a high-quality duvet. Fabrics with higher thread counts allow fewer feathers to escape through the fibers, and covered comforters only need to be cleaned every three to five years. You also can spray a starch solution lightly over the comforter to toughen the fibers and prohibit leaks before placing in the liner.
Make your bed each morning and fluff the entire comforter to aerate the down fill. This prevents the matting of feathers, which contributes to leaking fill.
Hand sew or use iron-on patches to cover any holes as soon as they develop. Fill any baffled sections with appropriate replacement down if you have lost a significant amount of fill.
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
Down Comforter Problems
Down comforters can be warm and cozy, but because they are made out of feathers, they also can be somewhat problematic. People...
How to Keep a Down Pillow From Losing Feathers
Down and feather pillows are wonderfully fluffy and comfortable, but they tend to lose their feathers often. It is a pain to...
How to Stop a Comforter From Bunching
A properly cared for comforter can provide years of comforting warmth. The bunching inherent in comforters stems from it's layered construction. Fillers...
How to Refill a Goose-Down Comforter
Goose-down comforters are soft and cozy, but they can lose their feathers over time. Even without losing any feathers, the down can...
How to Protect a Comforter From Pets
Pets can bring joy and happiness but also dirt, hair and dander -- all of which can ruin your bedding. It isn’t...
How to Keep Down From Coming Out of a Comforter
Down comforters can be incredibly warm and comfortable, but sometimes feathers can poke out from the lining and irritate your skin. Of...
How to Fix a Ripped Down Comforter
A down comforter covering a bed can make a cozy and attractive spot, ideal for sleeping and lounging. The down fill inside...
- How to Flatten a Down Coat That Is Too Puffy
My Down Comforter Smells
Down comforters are filled with small, fluffy down feathers in place of polyester, wool or cotton fillings. Down has been used for...
Down Vs. Synthetic Comforter
There are several options to consider when putting together a bed. The comforter is one of the more important elements and acts...