You may love the way your purple bedspread looks and makes you feel, however, when it comes to cleanliness, it is important for your health as well as the preservation of your purple comforter. Washing your bedspread is really not the most difficult thing to do. Here are a few tips to get you started.
When you purchase your bedspread, make sure to read all the warning and instructional tags that are attached to it. Dont take for granted that all cleaning instructions for comforters are the same. Many bedspreads come in a variety of materials. Some will direct you to wash first, drip dry, or do a wash on a cold setting. Others will tell you to use a delicate wash cycle and then to dry on the lowest heat setting. Whatever the instructions, you need to be very careful and pay close attention.
Many down bedspreads will have extra special care instructions and washing them at home should always be avoided. The Laundromat will have special equipment to clean it properly. The Laundromat will generally use a larger sized washing machine that comes equipped to handle large loads delicately, such as a king size comforter; this way your purple bedspread can be thoroughly cleaned. When it comes to a Down bedspread, you will always need to wash it on the lowest setting, which should be a cold and gentle delicate wash.
Take extra care in picking out your detergent. Some detergents do not have much quality and contain many added chemicals that will typically fade, discolor, or shrink your bedspread. Just imagine what it would do for a purple bedspread. If you want your comforter to continue looking brand new, dont be scared to get it cleaned. Before using a detergent, take extra care in looking at the label before you purchase it. And avoid any product that says it has bleach in it, even if it does say it is for colors.
You can use a traditional dryer to dry your bedspread. Depending on the size of your dryer and the size of your comforter, will determine if you need to dry it at home or at the Laundromat. In this case, you still need to check the drying instructions. It should probably say to dry it on the lowest and coolest setting. You may notice that it dries unevenly in the dryer. Take a few tennis balls and place them in the dryer with your bedspread and you can even take it out periodically to shake it and then place it back in the dryer.
Washing your bedspread by hand is a challenge, but it is still doable. All you need is a large sized sink or placing it in the bathtub would do quite fine. Wash with cool water and use a mild detergent. So that your comforter dries evenly, hang drying it is the best option.