Washing machines use agitation, water, and detergent, which can be too harsh for delicate foam materials.
To clean foam, follow these steps:
- Vacuum the foam gently to remove dust and debris.
- Mix a mild detergent with warm water in a bucket or basin. Avoid using harsh chemicals or bleach, as they can damage the foam.
- Use a soft cloth or sponge to gently clean the foam. Be sure not to soak the foam, as excess water can be difficult to remove.
- Rinse the foam by gently pressing a clean, damp cloth or sponge against it. Be careful not to wring or twist the foam.
- Allow the foam to air dry completely before using it again. Place it in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight.
If you’re unsure about cleaning a specific foam item, consult the manufacturer’s instructions or consult a professional cleaner.