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How can I "revitalise" a Duck Down (Feather) Duvet?

My Duck Down duvet is about four years old and is looking a little "flat" I have given it a good shake, but its not working. It just doesn't "poef" out anymore..... what can I do to restore it to its former glory?

LOL Dogma! Although at this point your option is going to be cheaper than dry cleaning! GODfm, are you an undercover Dry Cleaning Agent? You Love to take stuff to the dry cleaners doll! (PS, my lamp covers came out a beaut!) Brandy, you just da best!
67 mths ago

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Feather duvets and quilts can be washed or dry cleaned, depending on the size, the outer fabric and the type and degree of soiling. Generally, bulky items respond better to dry cleaning than washing. Heavy, oily soil is often difficult to remove in home washing but dissolves readily in dry cleaning solvent.Home washing:1 Be sure to check for tears before washing or dry-cleaning and always follow instructions on the care label 2 Wash duvets/quilts with soap not strong detergents Place evenly around the bowl of the washing machine and spin on a normal cycle 3 Rinse in warm water 2-3 times to remove all suds 4 Squeeze out excess water and place into a basket lined with plastic, to prevent dripping and carry to the washing machine. Be careful wet items can be heavy 5 Shake well and dry over 2-3 lines on the clothes line; turn and shake frequently 6 To avoid the feather/down drying in clumps, complete drying in the tumble dryer. If necessary, dry larger items at the laundromat

67 mths ago

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Hey base addict. The only way that I know of is to spread it out on the washing line and let it soak up the sunlight, which kills germs and odours (turn it over after a couple hours so the other side can get the "treatment" as well). I don't think this will help with making it "poef" out again though... maybe dry-cleaning will do the trick?

67 mths ago

Nothing!!! Mine stayed flat no matter what! Sorry I have no advice, but would like to see the answers!

67 mths ago

I got a shot gun, wanna go duck hunting? Sure we can get enough feathers to revitalise anything

67 mths ago

I took mine to the dry cleaners, cost a bloody fortune. Then after, did what Godfm said. It's all puffy again. Happy spring cleaning ;)

67 mths ago

You can also take it to a professional duvet person - they wash and sterilise the feathers again for you and revitalise it. Might cost you a bit, but then again, what does a new down duvet cost??

67 mths ago

Down bedding purchased within the last 3 or 4 years should be hung over a line on a warm, sunny, breezy day. Let nature refresh and rejuvenate them. If this is not possible hang them over a couple of chairs near an open window. Placing comforters and pillows in a dryer will fluff up the filling if it has flattened or you may wish to add some filling when you get them cleaned. If your down comforters, pillows and featherbeds are over 4 or 5 years old, take them to a down care specialist. They will be expertly cleaned and reconditioned using an all natural method which will plump up the filling and deodorize it. Possibly they need a complete renovation which includes cleaning, reconditioning and a new outer shell. If you wish to plump up your comforter, pillows and featherbed (which will reduce annoying shifting, and add extra warmth), additional filling can be added at this time.

Source: http://www.thedownstore.com/articles.htm

67 mths ago

GODfm is right,,

67 mths ago

GOD FM is right, wash it then hang it on the line in direct sunlight it works wonders

67 mths ago

Thumbsie is right.

67 mths ago

Hu! rebut that was a real mouth full!

67 mths ago

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