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How To Properly Clean Every Type
Of Duster
1. Cleaning Feather Dusters
To clean feather dusters, use lukewarm water
and a little mild detergent, such as dish soap or wool wash. Avoid using hot water or harsh chemicals that could damage the feathers.
Soak the feather duster in soapy water, gently rinse it, and squeeze out excess water. Lay it flat on a towel to air dry, ensuring the feathers are fluffed and spread out evenly.
2. Cleaning Microfiber Dusters
Hand-wash microfiber dusters with warm water and a few drops of mild detergent or soap. Let them soak for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse them under water, and squeeze out any excess soap.
Lay microfiber dusters on a towel to air dry or clip them to a clothing line on a warm day. If you machine wash them, use the gentle cycle, then put them in the dryer on low heat.
3. Cleaning Ceiling Fan Dusters
Remove the duster from its handle or pole, shake it outdoors to get rid of debris, then fill a bucket with warm water and a teaspoon of dish soap or laundry detergent.
Put the duster in the soapy water and gently agitate it to loosen dirt in the fibers. After 15 to 20 minutes, rinse it with warm water, squeeze out any excess soap, and hang dry.
4. Cleaning Cobweb Dusters
Just like a ceiling fan duster, shake out any dust or debris from its fibers and soak it in a bucket of warm, soapy water. Agitate the duster for a bit to loosen any dirt.
Once the cobweb duster has been soaking for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse it under warm water, removing as much excess water, and allow it to air dry completely before using it again.
5. Cleaning Lambswool Dusters
For lambswool dusters, gently shake them outside to remove debris. Then, use a few drops of mild dish soap or a gentle detergent like WoolLite and lukewarm water to wash the wool.
Rinse the duster thoroughly, and gently squeeze out any excess water. Finally, shape the wool back into its original form and allow it to air dry in a well-ventilated area.