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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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How to wash foam beds

I have a dog bed thats probably 5 or 6 years old. It's the foam egg carton looking kind. I can easily take the cover off and wash it, but is there a way to wash the foam? I've sprayed stuff on it before and thats works good, but I'd like to give it a good soaking wash if I can.

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I stuff it in my washing machine, by itself and set it to the gentle cycle (less agitation). Once it's finished washing I let it air dry (I hang mine in my shower).
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Not sure if you could submerse it in a tub with cleaner, spray rinse with the hose and then hang to dry? When the beds have needed an update but the covers were in good shape, I went to the store and bought a mattress topper (king size) and then cut it to fit and put 2-3 layers of that in their bed.
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This is too big for a washer I think. I just am afraid getting it completely wet will deteriorate it. The foam doesn't break apart?

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Not sure if you could submerse it in a tub with cleaner, spray rinse with the hose and then hang to dry? When the beds have needed an update but the covers were in good shape, I went to the store and bought a mattress topper (king size) and then cut it to fit and put 2-3 layers of that in their bed.
Ohhh thats a good idea! The mattress topper idea.

I'd spray it down with the hose, but our hose is already put away for the winter.

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Oh yeah I guess your hose would be put away for the winter. We spent some years in Wisconsin.....I've tried to block the painful memories of those winters Walmart has an off brand of memory foam mattress topper, you can pick up pretty reasonable, that's what I always use. They have 3-4 inch thick ones that are more pricey, I buy a king size so that I can put multiple layers of the less expensive one.
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