How to Clean & Care For Your Bean Bag
Our bean bags are hand-crafted in a variety of fabrics and colours, and due to this, you've got to be careful in how you clean and care for your bean bag.
Some materials are more durable than others but as a general rule of thumb, you should surface spot clean it with a damp sponge.
Do not machine wash or dry-clean the bean bag fabrics.
How to clean your bean bag
While the dreaded red wine stain might be an issue, don't use bleach as it's just going to make things worse.
Your bean bag will be similar to a carpet; some stains just might not come out, especially if not tackled straight away.
Bleach may discolour your bean bag and leave it looking even worse than before.
Tips to keep your bean bag in shape
- As tempting as it may be, don't use your bean bag as a weapon in pillow fights! Not only is it extremely unfair against the pillow user, but it may also become misshapen and broken if the fight goes on for too long!
- Similarly, if you (or your kids) are practising for your pro-wrestling career, a bean bag isn't the best object to practice landing on. Often, the kids love jumping all over their new addition to the house, but we advise you don't as this is how they get damaged.
- Watch out for keys, pens and knives. These are the common culprits for puncturing our hand-crafted bean bags at home.
- Keep dust off your bean bag. Give your bean bag a quick shake or a gentle wipe every now and then, or cover it up when you're not using it.
- Sweat may harm the fabric so try and keep clothes on if you're lounging in the garden. Similarly, put a cover over it if you're trying to top up that tan. If you've got a bit hot and sweaty, give it a quick wipe; our outdoor variants are amply suited for this kind of defence!
- Don't iron your bean bag. Some people wish to get every single crease out of their bean bags which isn't advisable as a hot iron is very likely to damage it. Bean bags are designed to be sat on, not worn; creases are comfort slots!
- Don't put your bean bag in your pool. Seriously, we cannot stress enough. It isn't a floatation device and this will ruin your bean bag. Always opt for a rubber ring.
Can a bean bag be left out in the rain?
In general, there aren't a lot of things that should be left out in the rain regularly, this includes our indoor/outdoor bean bags.
If there is a light shower, don't worry; let the bean bag dry out naturally in the sun for enjoyment later on.
For heavy rain showers however, we recommend either bringing it inside, covering it up or storing it away from the downpour.
Will the sun affect a bean bag?
Our indoor/outdoor bean bags are designed to be used as a lounger in the garden with your favourite book or Netflix series. For this reason, we've designed them to stay protected against the sun with a specially formulated UV-resistant material.
However, if you've got a darker coloured bean bag, expect it to absorb heat regardless. If it's too hot to sit on, throw a towel or blanket over it and you're good to go.
How to open a bean bag zip?
Our bean bags zips are designed to be hard to open.
With our anti-tamper zip mechanism, you can expect fillings to stay inside and not over your floor. They are hidden away from prying fingers but can be opened if needed.
You'll need to pull the zipper mechanism out to access the filling; a paper clip can be helpful here. Be careful not to jam anything into the zip as this may cause it to break.