Shyne asked: How do I remove feathers from a mattress? I have a goose down comforter that has shed goose feathers all over my mattress. It is hard to clean off. The only way I have found is to pull them out, which is very time consuming. Is there any other faster way?
Down feathers are soft and should pull out from the surface easily once they are stuck to something stronger than the feather. Try these methods to make the removal task a little easier.
You Will Need:
- Duct tape or other sticky tape
- Rolling pin
Steps to Remove the Feathers:
- Start by tearing duct tape into strips that are long enough to wrap around the rolling pin.
- Wrap the pieces tightly around the rolling pin so that the sticky side is facing outward. If you are having difficulty keeping them in place, make the pieces an inch longer. Tape the edge to the rolling pin and then roll it around and on top of itself.
- Roll the sticky rolling pin across the surface of the mattress.
- As the tape becomes covered with feathers, replace it with fresh pieces.
- Repeat until all of the feathers are removed.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Some feathers may be pulled out by the suction of a vacuum. Use the upholstery attachment to brush over the surface. This will help to loosen the feathers and allow them to be removed.
- The tape method can also be used by wrapping the tape around your hand and pressing it on the surface of the mattress. However, for large areas, the rolling pin will cover the area faster and allow you to provide enough pressure to get the feathers to stick well so they can be pulled out.