How to clean a stain on wool felt
With cool water, lightly dampen a clean cloth or small sponge (a makeup sponge would do) to swipe away dirt.
- 1.Be sure that the cloth or sponge is moistened but not saturated with excess water. You can also add a touch of mild soap if you think it'll help — use your best judgment.
- 2.Be careful with the hat band (especially leather) and any other decorative elements; do your best to work around them.
- 3.Rub the cloth or sponge over the stain in a circular, counterclockwise motion.
- 4.If the hat is dark, use a dark cloth; if the hat is white or a light color, use a white cloth.
- 5.For more stubborn stains, sprinkle cornstarch, baking soda, or baby powder directly onto the soiled areas and mildly rub it in.
- 6.Let the baking soda, cornstarch, or powder absorb the oil and grease for at least 20 minutes.
- 7.Brush away the powder to see if the stain has been lifted.
- 8.If necessary, repeat the process and let your hat air dry.
It's still dirty ?
Wool felt is an incredibly resistant fabric but remember « it was created using water » so be very careful and follow the instructions as best you can.
- 1.Make sure you try spot cleaning the hat before attempting a full-on hand washing.
- 2.Fill a bowl with cold water and add about a teaspoon of non-bleach mild soap.
- 3.Submerge the hat into the cold soapy water.
- 4.Be careful with the hat band and any other decorative elements, especially if they are leather or otherwise easily damaged by water.
- 5.Gently scrub away any stains with a soft-bristled brush and let it set for at least 5 minutes.
- 6.Next, dunk the entire hat in the water and let it soak for about 15 minutes. For heavy dirt and stains, you can soak the hat for a few hours, just make sure to check on it every hour or so.
- 7.Use cold running water to rinse the hat and carefully squeeze it to remove any excess water.
- 8.Place the hat on a clean, dry cloth and dab it.
- 9.Air dry the hat in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight.