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Cleaning Velvet Fabric

Can I put 2 large pieces of velvet fabric, that have gotten wet and now smell like mildew, in the washing machine? I figure they're ruined "as is" so what's the difference if I wet them? Any one have any experience with this dilemma?

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Juanita from Homewood, IL

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 7, 20060 found this helpful

Like you said, they are already ruined, what does it matter? I would try it, you may be surprised. I don't think I would put it in the dryer tho.

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April 7, 20060 found this helpful

Just set it on cold, gentle (handwash) cycle. Use a rinse of 1/2 to 3/4 cup white vinegar to remove the smell. Hang to dry and then brush to fluff. Should be just fine! Good luck!

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 8, 20060 found this helpful

your first two posts are correct. cold water and a bit of vinegar. gentle cycle, plenty of cold rinse water. no dryer!

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 14, 20060 found this helpful

Juanita,

What happened? Did it work for you?

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By guest (Guest Post)
December 24, 20070 found this helpful

I had a long piece of velvet that had wax spilled all over it. I used "goo dissolving" liquid that was amazing on the velvet. I even spot cleaned some dirt spots with it. I cleaned the areas with a little liquid detergent and water, using a soft toothbrush. The velvet is like new!

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 6, 20090 found this helpful

I washed my velvet curtains on gentle cycle. they seem to be fine. I wash all my dry clean only fabrics, so far no problems. i have been doing it for years.

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