How to treat wool?

Are you afraid of shrinking your wool sweater? Which is better - machine or hand wash? Many people wonder how wool is actually treated. Here you can find out how to treat wool correctly.

By hand or by machine?

Use På Stell Wool wash regardless of whether you wash by hand or in a machine. The wool and hand wash programs on today's machines are gentler than hand wash. In such programs, the garments receive perfect temperature, movement and centrifugation. På Stell Wool wash preserves the colors, including the natural wool white, is gentle on your wool garments and makes them extra soft and good.

Always wash wool garments before use. Wool is a protein fiber and goes through a lot in the production process. When you wash the wool, the fibers close and make the wool garment more durable.

How should wool be dried?

Wool should be centrifuged and hung up to dry at room temperature. If you choose to hand wash instead of using the washing machine, it is recommended to spin in the machine after washing.
If you do not have a spin, squeeze out the water carefully and do not wring, roll it in a towel or dry it flat.

How to remove stains on wool?

På Stell Lemon soap is effective and gentle on your woolen garments. Put the garment in some lukewarm water and gently rub the soap on the stain. If the stain is difficult to remove, leave the garment in water after rubbing in the soap. How long you need to leave it on can vary. Give it a try - new stains disappear faster than old ones. Then wash the garment as usual in a machine with På Stell Wool Wash.

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Stains on fine wool such as cashmere or alpaca are removed with Lemon Clean foam. Use it on furnishings such as sofas, cushions and woolen blankets as well.

How to do it:

Massage the foam into the stain and rinse or wipe away all soap residue with a wet cloth immediately after application. Repeat if necessary.

How do you remove wool pills/lint from your garments?

Why are there lints on my wool clothes? Wool pills/lint are formed when short or damaged fibers in yarn or thread stick up above the surface of the fabric. They can be short to begin with or come off as the garment wears, for example under the sleeves.

The small fiber ends quickly find each other and begin to twist into a small ball, a ball is born.

Wool should only be washed together with wool. Wash with the right side in. Other types of textiles in the wash can be the cause of your woolen garments getting pilled.
You may also experience getting pilled on a woolen garment that is used in direct contact with other garments made of synthetic fibres. Always check what the wool garment contains when you buy it. If it is a mixture that contains nylon, there is a good chance that many pimples will appear quickly.

You can remove lint with a wool comb or an electric lint remover. Do not use tape or a brush as this will break the wool fibers more than necessary. Feel free to steam your wool garment afterwards so that the wool regains its natural shine.

Why has the wool sweater changed shape?

It can either be because you have used the wrong detergent or washed it too often. If a garment is dripping wet and therefore heavy, it is easily pulled out of shape when dried on a hanger.
Too little spinning can also cause problems. Do not hang wool clothes unless they are of the lightweight type.

If the garment has shrunk, try pulling it out again. In a damp state, the garments can be stretched to shape.

Wool detergent with or without lanolin?

Lanolin is a strong allergen and should only be found in garments that are water-resistant, such as diaper pants or woolen seat cushions. It is the wool fibers together with the air pores in the wool that provide the good heat regulation. Lanolin is a fatty substance that clogs the pores in the wool and reduces this property.

Our wool laundry does not contain lanolin, treats your wool garments gently, is kind to the skin, makes the wool silky smooth and preserves the colors.

If you need to add lanolin, we recommend doing so with a wool treatment.