Washing A Papasan Cushion – A 7 Step Process

I had a papasan chair which i bought it from the nearby shop and i use it for relaxing it in my outdoor in the evening, one day my cat peed on it, i think you all know how bad it smells, i lost the only relaxation partner that i had with me is now not fit for relaxing,

So i decided to wash it,

Can you wash papasan cushion? The first question that came to my mind is this, since i had no other option than throwing it away, i decided to give it a try, when i washed it and to my surprise it became better than before my dog peed LOL, i’m going to share you the exact steps that i did to clean my papasan cushion.

The next question that immediately striked my mind is,

Can you put a papasan chair cushion in the washing machine?

If it was a pillow, cloth, or any other similar things, it can be easily washed in the machine, but unfortunately it is bulk and can not be put inside the washing machine and it has to be washed manually,

Here are the steps that i followed to hand wash it,

How to wash a papasan cushion?

Step 1: Rubbing with the liquid detergent

I first took the Floor and surface cleaner that i mentioned in cleaning the micrifiber recliner and poured it on the stains and the place my dog peed,

i rubbed roughly on the papasan cushion with the help of the same unused credit card and left it for few minutes

Step 2: Rinsing the papasan cushion with water

The result was very good at the first step itself, but i wanted to get rid of the smell,

So i rinsed the papasan chair into the tub full of water and repeated the steps 2 to 3 times until all the mud and dust particles get out of the cushion,

After the step 2 the cushion was neat with very less stains in it than before,

Step 3: Soaking the cushion in the detergent

I dropped the water that i used to rinse the cushion and filled with a fresh water into the same tub and added the detergent to it and mixed it well, and soaked the cushion into it and left it for 20 to 25 minutes,

Don’t leave it for a longer time because there is a chance of the cushion getting damaged,

Step 4: Hitting the cushion on the floor

I took the cushion out of the detergent and hit it to the floor, this is called the indian way of washing clothes, however don’t do it too much,

All the dirts were now removed from the cushion.

Step 5: Rinsing it again in fresh water

I filled the tub full of water and rinsed the cleaned cushion until all the detergent comes out of it,

make sure to rinse it well, otherwise the cushion will feel sticky.

Step 6: Adding Comfort Fabric Softerner

As a final touch i added comfort fabric softerner into the tub full of water and soaked the papasan cushion into it, and left it for few minutes and took it away from the water and drained the water down.

Step 7: Air Drying

An finally i took the washed cushion to the terrace and air dried it, make sure you don’t use any kind of powered clothes dryer,

Finally after it is dried, the smell of the comfort gave a fresh and awesome feel,

This is how i cleaned my papasan cushion and at last it was back with fresh feel than before.

Related Questions:

Can i use the brush to clean the cushion?

Using the regular washing brush can cause damage to the cushion, so don’t use it, use only the above mentioned method.

How long will it take for the cushion to dry?

Since the papasan cushion is made of sponges it may take 1 to 2 days to dry.

Final Thought

This is how i cleaned the fuzzy papasan cushion at home, there is no need to dry clean it, it is easy to clean at your home itself, the only drawback i noticed was, when the cushion is soaked in water, it feels weighter than it was in the normal state, thats the only drawback but i was able to manage the weight and if you need you can ask for the help of others.

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