April 02, 2021 6 min read

A Step by Step Guide to Clean Your Weighted Blanket

If you love your blanket as much as most people who buy a Mosaic Weighted blanket do, you have likely used it enough that it is now time to clean it. Many use their weighted blanket often because it  makes them feel relaxed, allowing them to sleep better. This is our comprehensive guide on how to clean a weighted blanket so you can get the best use out of yours for a long time.

Life Happens! (and you need to clean your blanket)

With our busy lives, animals, and food and drinks, your Mosaic Weighted Blanket will need spot cleaning and eventually washing to stay in good condition, especially if your kids have a weighted blanket that they love and use constantly. Mosaic Weighted Blankets are made with premium quality fabrics and sewn with industrial Juki machines by our seamstresses in Austin, TX (USA Made).  With the proper care, our hefty blankets are meant to be a part of your life for a long time. 

Unlike other bedding, because of the poly pellet weights sewn into your blanket, you need to follow our best practices on how to clean and care for your weighted blanket. Let’s discuss the best ways to clean your weighted blanket to ensure it lasts.

How do I clean my Mosaic Weighted Blanket? Can I wash my weighted blanket?

Just like regular blankets, Mosaic Weighted Blankets are designed to be 100% machine washable.

On the bottom right corner of your blanket, you will find a label with instructions that specify the steps that need to be taken in order to wash your weighted blanket correctly- wash on cold and lay flat to dry.

Step 1: Evenly distribute the blanket throughout the washer to the best of your ability. Ensure you wash the blanket by itself. For large blankets and weighted blankets over 15 pounds, we recommend using a commercial washing machine.

Step 2: Put your weighted blanket in the washing machine on a gentle, cold water cycle. 

Step 3: If your blanket is 15lbs or less, we recommend drying your blanket in the dryer for a few minutes on the low heat or fluff cycle and laying your weighted blanket out flat and evenly to air dry to finish the drying process. If your blanket is over 15 pounds, we recommend using a commercial washing machine. Due to the larger size and heavier weight, drying your blanket in a commercial dryer on low for a short time and then laying it flat and evenly to finish the drying process can help speed up the drying time. 

Step 4: Enjoy you fresh, clean, good as new Mosaic Weighted Blanket.

For large blankets and weighted blankets over 15 pounds, we recommend using a commercial washing machine. Due to the larger size and heavier weight, drying your blanket in a commercial dryer on low for a short time and then laying it flat and evenly to finish the drying process can help speed up the drying time.

 

What to avoid when washing your weighted blanket

Direct Heat: If possible, refrain from applying any direct or high heat to your weighted blanket because that will compromise the filling of the weighted blanket. Additionally, some of our weighted blankets are cotton, too much heat may cause the cotton fabric to shrink.

No Ironing your weighted blanket: We recommend refraining from ironing your weighted blanket.  An iron will apply direct heat and will compromise the filling of your weighted blanket. 

Warm Water: To avoid any damage to the fabric of the blanket, we recommend refraining from applying any warm water to your weighted blanket.                  

 

How to Treat Different Fabrics

Cotton: Many of our blankets are 100% cotton. Cotton is a durable fabric when it comes to washing.  These blankets can be tossed in the washer on a “gentle” cool or cold water setting.

Minky: Wash your Minky Weighted Blanket in the washer on a“gentle” cold water setting.

Coolmax fabric: These blankets can be tossed in the washer on a “gentle” cool or cold water setting.  Coolmax is a durable moisture wicking fabric that washes and air dries well.                     

Antimicrobial: Our Hospital Grade Antimicrobial Weighted Blankets are made with  a specialty fabric that is patented as a protective covering fabric with antimicrobial properties. It is a very firm fabric. All you have to do with this blanket is wipe it down with any type of cleaner. The Antimicrobial blanket comes with a 100% cotton washable cover in various colors.  You can wash the cotton cover in the washer as you would any of your cotton items.  It is recommended that you use a cool or cold setting to protect it from possible shrinkage. The cover can also be thrown in the drier as you would with any of your cotton items. It is recommended that you use a cool or cold dryer setting to protect it from possible shrinkage.  It can be washed multiple times and will remain in great condition.                                                                    

How to remove pet hair from a weighted blanket

Whether you have a shedding pet that sits on your weighted blanket or you have one of our pet weighted blankets, you will want to remove the hair every so often! 

You might consider a lint roller brush to pull animal hair off before washing or as an alternative to washing for regular maintenance. 

Wash the weighted blanket or pet blanket based on the instructions for the blanket’s fabric type above.  

If your blanket is 15lbs or less, we recommend drying your blanket in the dryer for a few minutes on the low heat or fluff cycle and then remove it and lay flat to finish the drying process. 


Once your blanket has dried and the majority of the hair has been removed through the washing machine, use a lint roller to remove the remaining pet hair from your weighted blanket or from your pet weighted blanket. 

 

Spilled coffee on your weighted blanket? Don’t worry!

Spills are bound to happen! Do not worry- these are our best practices to help you remove spills from your weighted blanket! Whether it’s wine, coffee, or soda spilled on your weighted blanket, you may still be able to get it out if done so quickly and correctly!

Pre-Soak: To loosen the stain, soak the specific spot of your blanket that has the spill on it in warm water with detergent for about 30 minutes to an hour. The color of the stain should be less saturated after soaking in warm water and detergent.

Spot-Cleaning: Take a washcloth, warm water, and detergent or dish soap and carefully spot treat the area of your weighted blanket that has the spill on it.  You can also try a household spot removing product. If you do this after soaking the dirty spot of your weighted blanket in warm water and detergent, stain removal should be quite easy especially when you apply extra pressure and hand wash with a washcloth.

Bleach Products: If the stain on your weighted blanket is still there after pre-soaking and spot cleaning, you can use a household bleach product to treat the spill. There are household bleach products that are specifically meant to treat colored items, so look carefully when choosing the bleach product you are going to use. Do a small test spot on your blanket first. 

 

How often do I need to machine wash my Mosaic Weighted Blanket

Some people machine wash all of their bedding every single week or month, but the rules are a bit different for your weighted blanket. Your Mosaic Weighted blanket will wear best by machine washing it 1-2 times a year. 

 

I want to wash my Mosaic Weighted Blanket every week-

You should consider buying a duvet cover for your blanket, we do offer covers for your blanket that are washable. A duvet cover will allow you to wash the outside fabric of your weighted blanket more often. We have Minky, Cotton, and Plush duvet covers for you to choose from. 

That wraps up about everything on How to Wash Your Weighted Blanket. We hope you found this informational article helpful, but if we missed anything or you have any questions, please reach out to us by visiting our contact us page


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