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How To Wash Microfiber Towels & Sponges

August 30 2021 – Tyler Blake

How To Wash Microfiber Towels & Sponges

How To Wash Microfiber Towels & Sponges

If you're a clean freak like me, you've probably wondered how to wash microfiber products...

Properly caring for microfiber products is an important step in having them last and maintain their absorbability.  

Washing and drying microfiber your towels properly ensures they will last longer, stay softer, and produce better results when detailing. Washing your towels incorrectly can ruin your towel collection and lead to poor results when detailing. 

The following is a complete guide on how to properly wash and dry your microfiber towels. If you follow these steps, your microfiber towels will stay soft and last longer.

New Towels? Wash Them First!

When towels come from the factory, they're often full of chemicals that coat the fibers. This makes them stiff, reduces their absorption and isn't great when you plan to use the towels on dishes for example.

So, before you use your new microfiber products, lets wash them first!

Choose The Right Detergent

Choosing the correct microfiber wash solution is important to maintaining the condition of your microfiber.

We recommend only using a microfiber specific washing solution to achieve the best results when washing your towels and microfiber goods. Microfiber wash is designed to safely remove dirt and contamination from your microfiber without harming the material.

If you do not have access to specialty microfiber washing detergent, no problem, we recommend using a small amount of non-biodegradable laundry detergent. Non-bio detergents do not contain enzymes (enzymes are made to break down fats and grease - they're not good for microfiber).

DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENER! Fabric softener clogs the fiber material and greatly reduces its absorption. Always use a microfiber specific wash solution for best results.

To soften up your microfiber products and help to remove waxes and other cleaning chemicals, distilled white vinegar is a great additive that is 100% microfiber safe.

Choose The Correct Wash Setting

Now it’s time to wash the microfiber. Place all your microfiber products in the washing machine. Select “Warm” for the water temperature. Washing microfiber with warm water opens the fiber to release dirt and contamination.

For the speed setting, select “regular” to properly clean the dirt out of the microfiber goods. Add 1 oz. to 4 oz. (depending on load size) of microfiber wash to the machine. Press start and allow the machine to do the work.

Drying Your Microfiber

Now that the towels are washed, it is time to dry the microfiber. Hang drying is the safest method to dry microfiber as there is less risk of melting the fiber.

Hang dry your microfiber products indoors, away from any airborne contaminants like dust or dirt. Once dried, the fiber may be stuck together and hard. To soften them, gently rub the microfiber between your hands.

If you prefer to machine dry, set the temperature to “low”. Do not dry microfiber products on high heat.

Using high heat on microfiber can fry the polyester in the microfiber, causing the material to feel stiff and hard. Microfiber that is dried on high heat can lower the absorbency of your towel. Dry microfiber products on low heat for the best results.