Washing a Dry Clean Only Coat?


Can you wash a 100% cotton coat which has 100% polyester padding, 100% acrylic fur, 100% polyester fur (edge of collar and edge of detachable hood and outer sleeves which are 100% viscose Pu coated?


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January 17, 20170 found this helpful
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The viscose is the questionable part. I would definitely hand wash it in the kitchen sink or bathtub with cool water and a mild soap. Don't wring it out; just press out the water. Good luck!

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January 18, 20170 found this helpful
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this is the information I was able to find.....After washing the viscose item in cold water, users should dry the article of clothing on a rack before ironing it on the lowest setting. Viscose will not hold its shape and softness if it is dried in the drier, wrung out by hand or spun to dry. ... Viscose is an absorbent material, but does not hold up well when wet... I would say to treat it carefully

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January 17, 20171 found this helpful

I would be hesitant to wash it. Viscose is actually a wood or plant cellulose product that doesn't hold up well in water or agitation, and when wet, colors bleed out of it.


Why do you need to wash it? Is it actually dirty or does it just need a freshening up? You can refreshen it other ways, such as with baking soda or baby powder, then shake or brush it off. You could also try spot cleaning if it is dirty.

You can not use vinegar or fabric softener when washing it. It may actually shrink some when wet, but usually will stretch back out when dry. Do not expose it to heat.

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January 18, 20170 found this helpful

I have a method of refreshing many "unwashables". Run them in the dryer on the "air only" setting..... no heat. The tumbling will get rid of the dust that loves to hide in our clothing. Put a couple of dryer sheets in with them to freshen.


I learned a long time ago not to wash anything that doesn't come with instructions for washing.

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January 18, 20170 found this helpful

You probably do NOT want to launder it, as stated above.

However, you are in luck because Dryel has created a product that allows you to dry clean at home.

Here's a testimonial of use: "So, how did my first trial run with Dryel go? Great! I decided to Dryel clean my 12-year-olds new black cropped pea coat, my 9-year-olds new faux fur coat, and my purple wool winter coat from last year, which needed freshening up after a few too many trips to our favorite Mexican restaurant. (Ha!) All three fit in the special cleaning bag and I was really pleased with the results. They smelled clean and fresh, but not loaded up with chemicals. I cant wait to try Dryel on some of my dressier sweaters."


here's further advice on how to DIY faux fur:

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January 20, 20170 found this helpful

Yes you can. I have washed viscose and faux fur many times. Wash in a delicate laundry product such as Woolite on gentle cycle and then air dry. Afterwards dry on fluff air only in dryer to fluff the fur. No heat . Dry cleaning has toxic chemicals you don't want to be exposed to.

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February 19, 20170 found this helpful

I washed my 30-plus year old London Fog coat, and it came out fine. I treated stains (that the dry cleaner hadn't been able to get out) with Resolve Stain Stick, letting it set for several days.


I washed it on cold and tumbled it dry on low heat.

It might not be a good raincoat anymore, but I never used it for a raincoat, and I was ready to donate it anyway, but after some minor repairs, it looks almost as good as new.

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