How To Stop A Blanket From Shedding

How To Stop A Blanket From Shedding

How to stop a blanket from shedding is one of the most concerning questions for housewives in the family. Blankets are a common and indispensable item for us during the winter time. Those warm, soft features of blankets are lifesaving items during cold winter days. 

Anyone appreciates having a warm and quality blanket. But those favorite blankets have an unfortunate drawback in that they start to fall apart after a few months of use. This leaves your bed as well as your clothes full of lint. How annoying!

No matter how much you love your blanket, the fact that the blanket has fallen feathers causes unnecessary discomfort. For newly purchased blankets, you should wash them before use according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Failure to strictly follow the steps may worsen the problem of flaking or lint. 

But lucky for you to have read this article of ours. With the right blanket anti-shedding tips you can keep your beloved blanket in like-new condition, get rid of annoying lint, and maximize the life of your blanket. So please read and refer!

1. Why Do Blankets Shed?

The most commonly used blankets including wool, faux fur, fleece, and acrylic are all prone to shedding if not cared for and used properly. It is very easy to see the condition of the blankets starting to fall off, the faux fur blankets, the fur begins to fall out and scatter on the bed or stick to the clothes. This not only affects the aesthetics of the blanket but also seriously affects the health of the user. So what is the main cause of the blanket falling off?

Blanket shedding occurs because some yarns are not cut or sewn properly. A chain reaction will occur due to improper cuts and seams causing the blanket to peel off after a few uses. Once the fabric is removed, the other fibers will also fall off. The second biggest reason is that we don’t know how to wash and care for blankets properly. 

Usually, each type of blanket will have separate care, sometimes because of not carefully reading the manufacturer’s instructions and accidentally damaging the blanket. In addition, the use of fabric softener or detergent in the washing process also makes peeling more serious.

2. Things You Will Need

Caring for and restoring shedding blankets is not an easy thing and requires a lot of meticulousness. But in return, we will get a very worthy and satisfying result. Just imagining your rough, frayed blanket back to its original soft, smooth state is enough to get you excited to get started.

But before ‘refreshing’ your blanket, you should prepare some of the following items in advance that will make the process less arduous. Things you will need include:

  • Mild detergent or gentle detergent
  • White Vinegar – acts as a safe, organic cleaner
  • Velvet
  • Tennis ball
  • Electric shaver or pumice stone
  • Lint roller or wide tape,…

3. Washable Blankets

With newly purchased blankets, you should wash them before you start using them. Of course, this will only apply to washed blankets so before taking the blanket to wash, dry, or do anything on it, read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.

In fact, not most blankets are machine washable, some blankets require gentle hand care, so you can check the label on the blanket to determine what you can do. . If your blanket is machine washable, then you can throw it in the washing machine.

Before washing the blanket, we should remove as much lint/lint from the blanket as possible. This can be done by shaking the blanket or using a razor blade or an electronic lint cutter. During the implementation process, it is necessary to be meticulous to ensure that your blanket is not punctured or torn. You can also use a lint roller on both sides to get rid of annoying lint completely.

I recommend setting the gentle wash in your washing machine, using cool water and low spin. This will ensure that the blanket is not handled too harshly and it also helps to reduce shedding problems.

Washing the blanket with a little vinegar can help you get rid of the lint and get better results. Vinegar can soften fabric fibers, speed up the stain removal process as well as reduce hair loss problems. It’s quick and easy, so it’s worth a try.

It is worth noting that not all shedding problems will resolve after the first wash in many cases. If you find that your blanket is still flaking after washing, you can simply wash it a few more times to get the results you want.

It’s best to let the blanket dry naturally if possible by hanging it on a shower curtain rod or outside clothesline. If you need to use a tumble dryer, use a low or no heat setting. In addition, you should also add 2-3 tennis balls to the dryer to reduce the friction between the fabric fibers, minimizing the lint and peeling of the blanket.

4. Un-Washable Blankets

Not all blankets that are lint or shed can be washed to remove, and some blankets cannot be washed by conventional methods. But you can still apply some of our methods below to help these blankets stop shedding.

4.1. Shake It Out

First, remove as much lint, lint, and hair from the blanket as possible with the lint roller or lint cleaner I mentioned above.

Then take your new blanket out on the patio and simply shake it out removing any loose material.

After a few shakes, you may notice that your blanket will no longer come off. This will make it easier for you to enjoy the comfort, softness, and cleanliness of the blanket without any worries.

Then dry-clean the blanket. If you follow this process, you will find that your bed or clothes will no longer be bothered by hair. Be aware that wool or fur blankets should be dry cleaned at least once a year and no more than three times. Because frequent washing of blankets can damage or fade their blanket, so use caution.

4.2. Vacuum It

Vacuum cleaners are being used commonly to remove dirt on surfaces such as floors, carpets, curtains, and other surfaces. However, it also has a great use of being able to remove any loose fabric or hairs left on any blanket.

In case of using a vacuum cleaner to remove excess hairs from the blanket, bring a vacuum attachment first. You have to be very careful in this process because the surface of the blanket is very smooth and smooth, and too high the suction power of the vacuum cleaner can damage the blanket. So you need to keep the speed of the vacuum cleaner as low as possible and slowly suck the dust out of the blanket. 

9Blanket recommend that you do not use vacuum cleaners with large capacity because it has a very strong suction that will damage the fibers of the fabric. Instead, you should use compact handheld vacuum cleaners. This hand-held vacuum cleaner is not only neat and gentle but also helps you thread deep into each fabric to slowly remove stains more easily.

Be as meticulous as possible when sweeping the blanket with a vacuum cleaner. Ideally, try to remove all loose fibers so that the blanket doesn’t come off.

4.3.  Dry Cleaning

If you do not have much experience in washing and caring for your blanket or you are too busy to do it, you can try the dry cleaning method. You should hire a reputable and quality laundry business to help you steam your woolen or fur blanket every year.

If you know how to dry clean properly, the blanket will not fall off. That’s why many people choose to send their new blankets to dry cleaners as soon as they buy them to avoid shedding or want to get rid of their shedding problems immediately.

Dry cleaning the duvet can save you from having to shake the blanket off, but dry cleaning will cost money.

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