Can You Wash Satin Pillowcases? (Answered)


The best way to wash a satin pillowcase is by hand. To hand wash a satin pillowcase begin by filling a basin with lukewarm water and adding detergent for delicates. Submerge the pillowcase for 3 minutes and then use your hands to agitate and wash the pillowcase in the water. Once finished, rinse the soap out of the pillowcase using cold water, and hang or lay flat to air dry in a cool, dark place. 


This is Can You Wash Satin Pillowcases? (Answered)

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In this article you will learn how to wash satin pillowcases by hand, as well as by machine. 


Learn how to maintain your pillowcases as well as how often to wash them. 


Satin is a delicate fabric that requires the correct type of care, so continue reading to find out if you can wash satin pillowcases, as well as the best way to do it. 


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Can You Wash Satin Pillowcases?

Satin pillowcases can be washed, as long as the proper care guidelines are being followed closely. You may machine or hand wash your satin pillowcase as long as the care label allows for it. When given the choice to choose between hand or machine washing satin, try to choose hand washing, as this is the most gentle and effective way to wash your satin pillowcase. always If the care label on your pillowcase reads that it is for "dry clean only," then just take it to the dry cleaners and do not attempt to wash at home


The two most common kinds of satin, silk satin and polyester satin, should both be washed in cold water while using detergent for delicates.


Silk satin as well as polyester satin pillowcases are delicate items that require a gentle washing process. Continue reading to learn how to wash satin pillowcases properly.


How to Hand Wash Satin Pillowcases

Hand washing a satin pillowcase is relatively easy and can be done quickly while at home. The best and most gentle way to wash your satin pillowcase is by hand.


To hand wash a satin pillowcase begin by filling a basin with lukewarm water and adding detergent for delicates. Submerge your pillowcase for 3 minutes and then use your hands to agitate it in the water. Once finished, rinse the soap out of your pillowcase using cold water, and hang or lay flat to dry in a cool, dark place. Do not use the dryer to dry your satin pillowcases. 


If air dried correctly, your pillowcase should finish with very few or no wrinkles. If you do end up seeing wrinkles on your pillowcase, read our step-by-step guide on how to iron satin as well as how to get wrinkles out of satin


To read the full step-by-step instructions please review our article on How to Wash Satin Pillowcases.


Related: How to Wash Silk Pillowcases


Can You Machine Wash Satin Pillowcases?

Yes, satin pillowcases can be machine washed, as long as the care label allows for it.


If you are allowed to machine wash your satin pillowcase, turn it inside out and place it into a mesh laundry bag to protect the delicate fibers. Add detergent for delicates to the washing machine and adjust the settings to delicate/gentle and wash with cold water. Once finished, remove the pillowcase from the laundry bag and air dry in a cool place out of contact with direct sunlight.


Continue reading: How to Wash a Satin Pillowcase


How Often Should I Wash My Satin Pillowcase?

Your satin pillowcase should be washed, at minimum, every other week, and more preferably should be washed once a week. It is good to keep two or three sets of satin pillowcases around so that you can constantly rotate in a fresh set when you need to wash or iron the other ones.


Individuals with sensitive skin, acne, or who sweat a lot, may wish to wash their pillowcases more often than once a week. 


Try not to eat, drink, or wear dirty clothes on your satin bedding. This will help you to keep your satin pillowcases and sheets cleaner, and may diminish the frequency at which you must wash or change your bedding. 


How Do You Wash Silk Satin Pillowcases?

Satin silk pillowcases can be washed by either hand or machine, as long as the item's care label allows for it. 


Hand wash your satin silk pillowcase in lukewarm water mixed with delicate detergent. After soaking the pillowcase for 3 minutes, use your hands to agitate and clean it in the water. Once finished, rinse under cold water and allow to hang or lay flat to dry in a cool place. 


To machine wash a silk pillowcase turn it inside out and place it into a mesh laundry bag before placing it into the washing machine. Add a few drops of detergent for delicates and adjust the washing machine's settings to delicate and cold water. Once the wash cycle is finished, air dry the pillowcase by hanging it or laying it flat. 


Continue reading: How to Wash Silk Pillowcases