How to clean feathers

How to clean feathers

Despite good selection of modern fillers for sleeping accessories, feather pillows continue to be popular. Meanwhile, doctors do not recommend to use such products more than five years. Every year it is recommended to clean feathers and to fill them new bedtick – only this way it is possible to get rid of the dust pincers and microbes collecting in them. It is possible to make it both in dry-cleaner, and in house conditions.

It is required to you

  • - gauze cut;
  • - thread and needle;
  • - scissors;
  • - bedtick;
  • - laundry soap;
  • - ammonia solution;
  • - machine automatic machine with loading from 5 kg;
  • - cleaning agent for wool;
  • - iron;
  • - wax (at will).


1. Sew big bag with ties from gauze cut. It is necessary to pour into it carefully feathers from the drawn pillow and to stick strong. After that take out feathers on fresh air and properly beat out from them dust.

2. Take the filled gauze bag under strong pressure of warm water then put it for couple of hours in soap (strongly frothed) solution. Optimum water temperature is +40 degrees. It is also possible to add a little sal ammoniac (100 g on solution bucket).

3. While feathers are retted, periodically shake bag, but do not rub it too intensively. Then let's it lie down a little in new weak soap solution and carefully rinse.

4. Try to wash feathers (in very strong tied bag!) by means of the automatic washing machine if it is calculated on loading of not less than 5 kg of dry linen. Use the sparing washing mode at temperature no more than 30 degrees and also cleaning agent for wool. It is necessary to rinse feathers three-four times, and the extraction and drying need to be disconnected.

5. Wring out the washed bag with feathers, having rolled it. Now spread out it on horizontal surface so that filler lay thin layer.

6. You carry out drying at first at the room temperature, and then take out feathers on the bright day sun (at least on loggia). That after washing they were not felted, periodically shake up bag.

7. Give to clean feathers in dry-cleaner if you are afraid to do it independently. Institution has to be equipped with the special automatic machine for cleaning of down and feather, processing of these fillers we heat the ferry. It is good if the dry-cleaner also works with antistatic and ultraviolet rays – in this case your pillows will be as new.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team