The cotton percale comforter cover is the cloth that is supposed to protect your comforter from bacteria, dust and other dirt. To avoid washing your comforter too often, we use a duvet cover. Like all bed linen, it needs to be well cared for to ensure that it lasts over time and retains its original appearance and quality. So how do you look after your comforter cover properly? In any case, having a top-of-the-range comforter cover is always practical. Easy to clean and iron, cotton percale is ideal for easy and frequent care.
The most important aspect of bed linen care is washing. In general, bed linen should be washed once a week in summer and once a fortnight in winter. But a cover that is washed frequently can lose its color and suppleness. So what are the rules?
First, if you've just bought a comforter, consider soaking it overnight in cold water with a little vinegar. This will rid it of the products used to treat it during manufacture, and will also give it content and enable it to retain its color. Please note that this rule only applies to cotton, and is not recommended for linen and silk.
The very first thing to do when washing linens is to read the label. Normally, it indicates whether or not the fabric is machine-safe, and the correct temperature for both washing and ironing. If you don't know how to decipher the little signs, don't panic, we've got a few tips for you.
It's important not to exceed these figures if you don't want your linen to shrink in the wash. For a cotton cover, we recommend 40°. If you want to eliminate bacteria, go to 60°, or even 66° in case of illness. Note that only white cotton can withstand up to 90°. If you've opted for a linen comforter cover, the correct temperature is 30°. Don't go any higher. This could damage the fabric.
To avoid having to clean your comforter cover too often, avoid staining it as much as possible. If you're one of those people who eat on the bed, consider using a tray. Too much staining can affect the comforter. If possible, take a shower before going to bed. This will reduce the bacteria and dead skin that will fall into your bed. As soon as you notice a yellowish stain, especially on white linen, soak the linen in water with a few drops of white vinegar.
Ironing a cotton percale comforter cover
Ironing a comforter cover isn't always easy. But if you follow the rules for washing and drying, ironing should be less difficult. When it comes to drying, air-drying is preferable, especially for colored linens. To make ironing even easier, do it when the cover is still a little damp. Always respect the temperature indicated on the label to avoid damaging your linen. Once ironed, fold the cover and store it in a dark, dry place if you don't intend to use it immediately.