Here at Dartmoor Sheepskins we feel that life is for living, and as such you may well find yourself needing to clean your well-used sheepskin. This is a quick guide on how to wash a sheepskin.
We often get asked how to wash a sheepskins, is it even possible? The good news is that you can wash a sheepskin in the washing machine if you follow these simple rules.
How to wash a sheepskin in a washing machine:
- To wash a sheepskin, set the washing machine at a low temperature – 30°C or lower. Your machine might have a WOOL setting, this will work well.
- Use a small amount of Biological or Non-Biological Washing Powder.
- Avoid additives like Fabric Softeners or Stain Removers.
- Tumble Dry on a Low Heat to prevent the wool becoming distorted, again if your machine has a wool setting this should work well – don’t worry if not, just keep the temperature down.
- Shake the sheepskin out when dry, and enjoy!
This information does not imply any guarantee, we only guarantee the quality of sheepskins we supply ourselves. Inferior sheepskins may have thin or poorly tanned hide, and as such may deteriorate over several washes, or even in just one wash. The sheepskins we supply will retain quality over many years, and can be washed using this method many times. We even used one as a baby changing mat, and washed it very regularly, it has lasted for years. As with many things in life, the better the quality you start with, the better the result you end up with.
Photo by Mats Hagwell under Creative Common licence