You use your duster for cleaning dust around your home, but what happens when you need to clean the duster? You must clean your duster regularly to prevent old dust from the duster from being passed around the home.
Cleaning your duster regularly will also improve the longevity of your duster, as dirt and dust won’t eat away at the material you use to clean.
In this article, we will be exploring the proper ways to clean a duster, whether cloth, synthetic, or feather.
How To Clean Your Duster
A cloth, a microfiber extendable duster, or a feather duster can be cleaned to be reused. Whatever you use, cleaning your duster is practical and logical.
You don’t need to spread the previous dust all over your house just like you know you need to change the bag on your vacuum.
Here are my guidelines for cleaning my duster types: Cleaning a vacuum attachment duster brush should be done by hand. Remove any hair, pet hair, or lint from the brush.
Remove Duster From The Wand
All dusters will have a different way of removing the wand from the actual duster, however, you do need to remove the wand from the duster to be able to clean both properly. As the wand will be made out of sturdier material than the duster it will be easy to clean, you can use a disinfectant kitchen wipe or a cloth with some soapy water.
Fill Your Kitchen Sink With Warm Soapy Water
Make a mixture of warm water with a small drop of dish soap in your sink or a bowl, make sure there is enough water to fully submerge the duster.
Gently Stir Duster Around the Water
Dusters are used to clean dirty things. Dirt comes off easily by rubbing the duster over the surface. You need to gently stir your duster around in the warm soapy water, the water should remove any lingering dust or dirt particles. Once the dirt is removed, do this again in clean water to make sure that all dust and dirt are removed.
Allow Duster to Air Dry
Once the duster is clean then you should hang it up to air dry, this should be done before you attach it back to the wand. You can use any old peg and line to hang up the duster as long as the room it is hanging in has a good airflow.
You shouldn’t put your duster in a dryer as the heat could damage the fibers that help the duster dust. If you have no choice but to put your duster in the dryer then make sure it is on a gentle setting with little to no heat.
Dusting cloths should be cleaned regularly by washing them in a warm soapy solution. Once the cloth is washed, rinse it off with water and let it dry. Don’t use any chemicals or detergents as this could damage the cloth.
Feather dusters should be washed gently in soapy water, and then run under running water until they rinse clean. After shaking off excess water, allow them to air dry. Dish soap is a great option for cleaning your feather duster.
How Often To Clean A Feather Duster
A duster should be cleaned if it isn’t picking up dust anymore. When you are dusting a surface, after you finish dusting and there is still dust on that surface, that is your sign that your duster needs a clean. If you notice that there is still dust on your duster before cleaning the surface, then it needs cleaning.
Synthetic dusters should be washed gently in warm water with a few drops of dish soap. Rinse them until water runs clear and let them air dry. Don’t put synthetic dusters in the washing machines because it could damage them.
How To Clean A Yellow Duster?
You should always use clean rags when cleaning. When cleaning a yellow duster, brush off any excess dirt or dust and then you can machine wash them with other clothes. When they have washed, leave to air dry or use a dryer at medium heat.
How To Clean A Greasy Yellow Duster?
Grease stains are very difficult to remove. You should use a mild detergent and machine wash your duster. Then let them air dry or tumble dry them at medium heat. If you still see oil or grease marks, repeat the process.
I hope these tips help you keep your duster looking new and clean. Remember to always check the instructions before cleaning anything on your duster. Cleaning your duster regularly is very important to the cleanliness of your home, leaving old dust and dirt on your duster can transfer that dust and dirt the next time you use your duster.
If you follow our guidelines then you will successfully clean your duster in no time!