How to Clean a Silk Comforter

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A silk comforter not only looks beautiful on a bed, but it feels beautiful as well. Make sure your silk comforter stays looking attractive by taking proper care of it. Cover a silk comforter with a comforter cover during use. This cover will protect the silk comforter from stains and oils that accumulate over time. Even with the use of a cover, however, you may need to clean your silk comforter from time to time. Do this as infrequently as possible and find a professional to perform the cleaning.

Clean the Silk Comforter

  • Prepare to sun-cure the silk comforter. Sun curing is a technique that will remove trapped moisture from within the comforter.

  • Hang the comforter inside the cover on a clothesline and leave it in the sun for up to two hours.

  • Remove from the clothesline after the time has elapsed.

  • Place the comforter inside the cover into a dryer. Set the dryer to the air cycle and leave the silk comforter in for 30 minutes as an alternative option to sun-curing outside.

  • Repeat the sun-curing process whenever the silk comforter feels heavy with moisture.

  • Clean the silk comforter more extensively by finding a dry cleaner that specializes in cleaning silk garments.

Clean the Comforter Cover

  • Remove the comforter cover when it is dirty and zip all zippers. Place it in the washing machine and set the washing machine to a cold, gentle cycle.

  • Remove the comforter cover from the washing machine and shake it vigorously to remove wrinkles.

  • Place the comforter cover into the dryer and set the dryer to a low temperature.

  • Remove when the dryer cycle finishes and place the silk comforter back inside the comforter cover.

Tips & Warnings

  • Place a comforter cover over the silk comforter to protect it.
  • Do not launder a silk comforter more than is necessary because washing will decrease the quality and appearance of the comforter.

References

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