Can you wash foam in the washing machine?


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No, while it’s tempting to wash foam in a washing machine for convenience, it is generally not recommended. Foam, such as memory foam or polyurethane foam, can become damaged, lose its shape, or even break apart in a washing machine.

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.

How to clean foam.

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