Where People & Piggies Thrive

Newbie or Guinea Guru? Popcorn in!

Register for free to enjoy the full benefits.
Find out more about the NEW, drastically improved site and forum!

Register

Fleece Washing the fleece bedding

cherrytop108

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Posts
140
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Messages
140
So when you wash it for the first time it says you have to wash it like 2-3 times before using it. So when you're washing it and it's done and time for drying can you just skip the drying part and keep washing it over and over till you finish and then dry it? This may sound confusing, but i do know what i am saying. Like the 1st wash : wash it wait till it's done then when you would usually go to take it out and stick it in the dryer, you just pour more detergent and and wash it all again. Understand?
 

TwitterPopcorn

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Nov 9, 2009
Posts
191
Joined
Nov 9, 2009
Messages
191
wash and dry. repeat repeat repeat. hottest water, hottest dryer.

no softener or dryer sheets
 

cherrytop108

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Posts
140
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Messages
140
Awe man!! I used cold water, but i did use hottest n the dryer. Is that bad? I'll use hot next time in the washer.
 

TwitterPopcorn

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Nov 9, 2009
Posts
191
Joined
Nov 9, 2009
Messages
191
Not bad, just doesn't make the wicking action work as quick. wash and dry at least 3 times before using.
 

cherrytop108

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Posts
140
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Messages
140
Thanks, will do!
 

sdpiggylvr

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Sep 14, 2009
Posts
1,791
Joined
Sep 14, 2009
Messages
1,791
I washed my fleece probably 5 or 6 times before it seemed to properly work. I have two sets of fleece, so I change it about every 5 days, which works well. Take out the old, dirty fleece, replace with new.

Just wash it in hot water and dry in hot air with no softener or dryer sheets as many times as you can. I recommend at least 4 times.

Good luck!
 

cherrytop108

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Posts
140
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Messages
140
Cool, i washed it 3 times!
 

Llamasomething

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Feb 14, 2010
Posts
430
Joined
Feb 14, 2010
Messages
430
I'm having the same problem with my fleece not wicking properly. It is an old piece of fleece, so it has been washed a lot before, and I washed it a few times yesterday but it still just won't wick. I wasn't drying on high heat though. Maybe I'll try a couple more times.
 

Aertyn

Moderator
Cavy Gazer
Joined
Mar 3, 2006
Posts
1,014
Joined
Mar 3, 2006
Messages
1,014
The method I use for preparing new fleece is wash + dry (cold water, line dry) 3 times using 2cups white vinegar. Then I soak it overnight in vinegar + cold water, line dry and it should be fine to use. Sometimes I have to give it an extra wash after soaking it but not often.

I have never used hot water, in fact we don't even have our hot water connected to our washing machine.
 

wheekers01

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Oct 13, 2008
Posts
239
Joined
Oct 13, 2008
Messages
239
I did what you were trying to explain in warm water and it worked fine and wicked fast. Weird...
 

lissie

Administrator
Cavy Gazer
Joined
Jan 25, 2009
Posts
8,253
Joined
Jan 25, 2009
Messages
8,253
I'm having the same problem with my fleece not wicking properly. It is an old piece of fleece, so it has been washed a lot before, and I washed it a few times yesterday but it still just won't wick. I wasn't drying on high heat though. Maybe I'll try a couple more times.

There are many types of fleece.
What type of fleece did you use? If it's a plush type, it will not wick.
 

MaggieMae

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Jan 24, 2010
Posts
637
Joined
Jan 24, 2010
Messages
637
Why is it important to wash and dry as hot as you can get it?

I don't have hot water for my washer. :(
 

cherrytop108

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Posts
140
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Messages
140
Not sure, but i am curious too! Does anyone know?
 

pigsforlife

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Posts
1,800
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
1,800
I never use hot water. I wash the fleece 4 times. The first 2 times I use washing powder in the washing machine with cold water, then line dry. The last 2 times I use a generous amount of vinegar in the washing machine with cold water, then line dry.
 

Onetwo

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Jun 15, 2009
Posts
1,699
Joined
Jun 15, 2009
Messages
1,699
I dont think how hot the water is really matters. I use the hottest water too but thats because I want to make sure all the junk gets off of it. I have to pay 2.25 per wash cycle and 2.75 per dry cycle. I also do NOT dry hot I only dry on the low delicate setting because even on medium the dryers here scorch artificial fabrics. Husband washed my fleece 2 days ago and didnt wash the towels separate from the fleece and all my fleece is melted. I'm so bummed. I only had one MATCHING set and that was the one that was scorched. Still usable but has black melted bits all over...
 

cherrytop108

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Posts
140
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Messages
140
Ohhh that's horrible!! I am sooo sorry!=(
 

Cherryblossom

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Mar 16, 2011
Posts
150
Joined
Mar 16, 2011
Messages
150
So I got a piece of fleece and I wash, wash, wash, dried. So I wash, dried, wash, dried again. The problem is, I read that it won't wick if it's the plush type and mine is the plush type! What do I do? Is it impossible to get to wick? Help please.
 
Status
This thread has been closed due to inactivity. You can create a new thread to discuss this topic.

Similar threads

erikahand83
Replies
2
Views
1K
guineapigluver1
guineapigluver1
LillySadie
Replies
1
Views
1K
Kel0123
Kel0123
arionat799
Replies
11
Views
2K
Krelean
Krelean
WEAVER
Replies
6
Views
2K
kittnkarr
kittnkarr
Top