How To Wash A Hammock-Panergy
Machine Washing Hammocks Without a Spreader Bar
1.Bring together end loops by folding the hammock in half.
2. Tie together the end strings using a piece of string a little below the loops and about three-quarters of the way toward the hammock bed area. Doing this will prevent the hammock strings from becoming tangled while the washing machine is spinning.
3. After tying the end strings, put the hammock into a pillowcase, then tie the case closed.
4. Utilize a mild detergent during the wash cycle, then use cold water for the rinse and spin cycle. But, never use bleach, fabric softener, or stain removal chemicals.
5. After the rinse cycle completes, carefully take the hammock out of the pillowcase, then untie the strings.
6. Hang the hammock up to dry, ensuring the hammock is spread out well enough to ensure even drying.
Hand Washing Hammocks Without a Spreader Bar
- Put the hammock into a bathtub or sink, holding both loop ends.
2. Submerge the hammock in warm water while slowly adding mild detergent. However, you should keep the loop ends elevated out of the water. Never use bleach.
3. Use your hands to massage the hammock along with the end strings until the entire hammock is clean.
4. Rinse your hammock using clean water.
5. Last, wring out excess water from the hammock before drying it out. Make sure the hammock is spread out enough to ensure it dries thoroughly.
General Instructions for Washing Hammocks With a Spreader Bar
Machine Washing Hammocks With a Spreader Bar
Since the spreader bars in these types of hammocks are not removable, they cannot be machine washed.
Hand Washing Hammocks With a Spreader Bar
- Lay the hammock out on a flat, smooth surface such as a driveway or deck.
2. Take your garden hose and dampen the hammock.
3. Add a little mild detergent to a bucket filled with warm water.
4. Take a soft bristle brush, scrub the hammock on one side, then rinse off with a garden hose, ensuring all the determine is washed off the hammock.
5. Flip the hammock and repeat the process.
6. After the final rinse, hang your hammock up to dry. Hanging in direct sunlight is ideal for drying your hammock quickly while helping the fabric maintain its integrity.
7. Don’t allow your hammock to stay wet for too long such as days at a time, because this could weaken the material and reduce its longevity.
Washing Rope Hammocks
The above-mentioned cleaning instructions for hand washing hammocks with spreader bars apply to rope hammocks. Plus, you also need to monitor the condition of the spreader bars. If they are made from wood, check to see if they are becoming faded, dull, splintering, or cracking.
Washing Quilted Hammocks
Quilted hammocks are pretty durable as they are designed to be used outdoors and are not as delicate as other hammocks. Here’s a special mixture you can use as an effective detergent for quilted hammocks.
Mix the following ingredients together for your solution.
- 1 cup of washing soda
- 1 cup of borax
- A couple of squirts of liquid dish soap
- 8 cups of water
Steps to Wash Quilted Hammocks
- Lay the hammock down on a flat surface, then gently brush away surface debris and dirt.
2. Apply your cleaning solution directly onto the hammock using a spray bottle.
3. After 20 minutes, rinse the hammock off with a hose
4. Hang out to dry.
Washing Camping Hammocks
Since camping hammocks are usually made of lightweight, thin materials, it’s very important to wash them gently to avoid damage.
This is why we only recommend washing these types of hammocks by hand. Also, you want to remove all metal hardware that could damage or rip your hammock while washing.
Steps to Wash Camping Hammocks
- Gently brush off excess dirt, debris, and grime using a soft-bristled brush.
2. Use a damp cloth and some mild dish soap or detergent to remove any dirt and grime.
3. Rinse with a hose
4. Hang out to dry.