Can macrame get wet? how to take care about a macrame?
Can macrame get wet? A macrame can get wet, if you put it outside, or if you pour water on it for example by accident. Our macrame products are mostly made of cotton, and it will be easy to dry if water is poured on it. You can let it air dry, or lay it in a ventilated area if possible, if the model gives you the possibility. Sometimes you will need to wet your macrame to wash it. Here is more information on washing a macramé
Regular maintenance of a macrame wall hanging:
Maintaining your wall hanging is a must if you don’t want it to lose its beauty and shine and quickly turn into a nest of dust.
Dusting a macrame wall hanging:
Dust, as we all know, settles everywhere, and does not forget the walls, and particularly the hangings whose fibers catch the fine dust particles, but also the cobwebs and the ambient pollution. Over time, successive layers are deposited on your wallpaper, making it dirty and losing its shine and beauty. To avoid this, it is imperative to dust it with a feather duster every time you dust your home. A simple stroke of the duster will effectively remove the dust deposited on the surface.
It is also recommended to fix the macrame wall hanging with a fastener that makes it easy to hang and unhang so that you can remove it, shake it and air it out to eliminate dust mites that may have taken refuge in it. If you have the opportunity, lay your hanging upside down for a few hours in the sun, about once a month. The sun is an excellent antibacterial agent and will help sanitize your drapery.
How to remove a stain on a macrame wall hanging?
Things get a little more complicated when the macrame wall hanging has stains. It can be dirt related to excrement or insect traces, various splashes or even traces of mold.
If the stains are recent, a simple stain removal with warm water and Marseille soap should do the trick. Be careful never to rub but to dab the stain in small strokes to avoid damaging the fiber and creating an unsightly halo.
If the stain is older and encrusted, a mixture of household baking soda and white vinegar in a little warm water should help you gradually dissolve the stain. Again, don’t rub too hard but gently dab the stain with a clean sponge. This action may need to be done several times to get a satisfactory result.
In most cases, it will be necessary to wash your hanging after stain removal to completely remove the stain and avoid creating a halo at the spot.
Cleaning a macrame wall hanging
Washing a wall hanging can be a tricky business if you don’t follow some basic rules. Can macrame get wet? it depends of what type of macrame you have.
Refer to the washing instructions on the care label
The first step, when you want to clean your wall hanging, is to check the care label that is either delivered with the hanging or sewn directly on the hanging. It will tell you, either with the help of acronyms or in the form of instructions, how to clean your wall hanging to maintain its beauty and shine. These cleaning instructions are very important and should not be taken lightly. Indeed, cleaning a wall hanging using a program that is too hot or too long would most likely fade its colors and greatly reduce its brilliance and beauty.
Machine or hand wash: don’t wash your macrame in a washing machine
Cotton and synthetic textiles can generally be machine washed at 30° with a little detergent. Be careful to always clean your hanging separately to avoid color transfer to other clothes. We also advise against spinning for too long, which tends to break the fiber, and we recommend hanging the hanging immediately after washing to avoid the fiber being compressed in the machine for too long, which could cause wrinkles in the fabric that are difficult to remove later.
Some delicate fabrics such as silk or wool, or some elaborate wefts (such as macrame) will not withstand machine washing and will require hand washing. Use a detergent for delicate textiles or Marseilles soap and warm water and leave to soak for the washing agents to work. Be careful not to squeeze the fabric too tightly when wringing it out so as not to break the fibers and mark the fabric.
Whatever the type of cleaning, a simple vertical drying on a clothesline will suffice, preferably in the shade to avoid sun discoloration of the hanging (or on the reverse side if you choose to dry in the sun). The use of a tumble dryer is strongly discouraged as it will shrink your hanging. We also advise against using an iron, but if you find your hanging too crumpled, select a very soft iron and pass it well on the reverse side by inserting a cotton tab between the hanging and the iron to protect the fabric.
Whatever the type of cleaning, a simple vertical drying on a clothesline will suffice, preferably in the shade to avoid the sun to discolor the hanging (or on the reverse side if you choose to dry in the sun). The use of a tumble dryer is strongly discouraged as it will shrink your hanging. We also advise against using an iron, but if you find your hanging too crumpled, select a very soft iron and pass it well on the reverse side by inserting a cotton tab between the hanging and the iron to protect the fabric.
Maintaining and cleaning your wall hanging regularly is essential to preserving its luster and beauty. It’s not as complicated as you might think if you follow a few simple steps. Once pampered by your care, your wall hanging will be able to regain its beauty and continue to bring to your room an element of decoration but also of escape unique in its kind!
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