Just like any other material, faux fur must be handled with care. It needs to be washed and trimmed regularly to make it look nice. Faux enjoy more advantages than real fur. It can withstand high humidity and high-temperature changes. You can clean some of the garments at home, while a few manufacturers recommend dry cleaning only. But you can clean faux garments at home if you know how to clean them. Also, you can choose to take them to a dry cleaner, but you should ensure that the persons who do the cleaning are highly qualified to avoid damaging the coats.
You may also choose to either hand wash or machine wash the faux fur. If you choose to wash the coat by yourself from home, you must use highly efficient washers and cycle it gently to get good results. Also, a highly gentle washer is ideal for faux washing.
The best way to take care of the faux coat is to trim it once in a while. However, it would help if you were prepared to spot clean and remove the dirt whenever possible.
Hand Washing the Jacket
It is the best method of cleaning the faux jacket. You may choose to wash it in a bathtub or plastic storage container. To get better results, fill the container or the bathtub with water and add 1-2 teaspoonful of mild detergent. Ensure that the faux coat is fully submerged in the detergent solution. Do not agitate or wring the jacket excessively. Instead, swish the fur through the water for 10 -15 minutes.
You may then drain the water and rinse the coat by lifting the fur out of the water and squeezing it as much as you can to remove the soapy water. Refill the basin and rinse the coat once again. Repeat it until no sud remains.
Also, you may remove excess water by rolling the faux coat in a thick bath towel. It is a vital process that will help to remove the soapy water.
Once you are done, you can put the coat on a padded hanger or hang it on a shower rod. You can then place a drying rack in the shower or bathtub to catch the drip. It helps to avoid wetting the floor.
Repositioning the faux can also help to reduce crush marks. Also, you may use your hand to smooth those areas that are not smooth. You will also need to keep it away from direct heat and sunlight. Typically, it may take up to 48 hours before it dries. So, you do not need to wear or use it until the fur dries out. If you want to put it in a dryer, ensure it is not in a heated setting.
Heat can melt fur fiber or make them get matted. If it happens, it may not be easier to reverse the damage.
If some part of the faux fur is tangled, ensure to brush to untangle them. A soft bristle brush can be of help. If there is any stubborn fur, you can smooth it using a hair conditioner and warm water. The best way to do this is to place the mixture of warm water and the softener into a bottle and spray it on the fur. You can then use a tooth comb and bristle brush to help in untangling the fur. But to get the best results, it may be necessary that you work in a small area and brush slowly.
If the fiber comes out, it implies that you are brushing too fast, so it may be necessary to reduce your speed. You may also need to wipe down the area using a clean damp cloth and allow it to air dry in the open.
You may wash a faux coat by filling the washer with cold water and adding two spoonful of detergent. Further, soak the faux fur coat in the solution for 15 minutes. Spin the coat for 15 minutes and drain it. You can then rinse it and switch again to a low-speed spin once more. If the fur needs additional rinse when it feels soapy, feel free to rinse it once again. Avoid using agitation to prevent knotting.
If it appears mated after washing, you’ll need to fluff it by brushing it gently using a soft bristle brush. Alternatively, you may toss the coat into a dryer but use the air-only setting to dry it.
How you store your faux fur coat is important since it determines whether the fibber crushes or not. Ensure to hang the garment in a spacious place to allow for air circulation. You will then need to cover your coat with the garment to prevent dust from settling on your coat's fur.
Tips for Getting the Best Results
- You will get the best results if you hand wash the coat instead of using a washing machine.
- Avoid using too much agitation (wringing and spinning} or using high heat
- If your machine is a top load with too much agitator, hand wash the coat
- Vacuuming faux fur before you wash them is likely to eliminate dirt and reduce shedding.
- Use a brush tool to straighten the fur after drying.