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How to wash Backrest Pillows

Feb 28, 2022

How to wash Backrest Pillows

What is the best way to wash your backrest pillow?

Backrest pillows, like any other fabric item, can get a little sweaty, smelly and dirty over time (especially if you're constantly using it every day). As so many Australians are now working from home, backrest pillows have become a common and obvious way to improve your comfort and ergonomics while you work.

But just like any other piece of fabric furniture, your backrest pillow needs to be cleaned every once in a while to get rid of all the sweat, bacteria and dirt that's built up over time.

Here's our guide on how to properly wash your pillow that anyone can follow.

Follow these simple steps to wash your backrest pillow and get it back to its former glory- feeling fresh and smelling great!

1. Check the care tag on your backrest pillow for washing instructions

Depending on the brand or material of your backrest pillow, it might need to be hand-washed or machine-washed. If you're not sure or feeling a little nervous about it, check with the manufacturer before you start.

Note: Avoid using bleach or any other harsh chemicals on your backrest pillow as this may damage the fabric or affect its shape and color.

2. If your backrest pillow is especially dirty or stained:

If your backrest pillow is especially dirty or stained, you might need to pre-treat it before washing. Use a pre-soaker or stain remover with a sponge to dab at the stained areas. Let the pillow soak in the suds for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water.

3. If your backrest pillow needs to be hand-washed:

Fill a sink or bucket with cold water and add your favorite washing powder or detergent. We may be a little biased, but at Hudstone our Australian made pure laundry powder is the best on the market both in terms of value and quality.

Soak the pillow and let it rest for about 15 minutes, then rinse it thoroughly with cold water .

4. If your backrest pillow can be machine-washed:

Place the pillow in a mesh laundry bag and wash it on a gentle or delicate cycle with cold water and a mild detergent. It's important to use a gentle or delicate cycle because backrest pillows are often filled with stuffing or foam which can get easily damaged in the wash. Also make sure you use a mesh laundry bag and this will help protect the pillow from getting caught in the washing machine's gears and also keep it from becoming tangled with other items.

5. Drying your backrest pillow

After washing, hang the pillow outside to dry or use a low-heat setting on your clothes dryer. We prefer to dry outside as some sun and fresh air will help remove any lingering smells. If you're using a clothes dryer, we recommend using a fabric softener to help keep the pillow smelling great.

Your backrest pillow should now be as good as new!

So, there you have it! How to wash your backrest pillow in a few simple steps. Your backrest pillow is now ready to be enjoyed for many more months (or years) of comfort. Just make sure to check the care tag before beginning to avoid any damage to your pillow. And if you're still feeling a little unsure, contact Hudstone Home directly and one of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to help.

Also see: How to wash couch pillows easily