Asked on Nov 29, 2018

How do I clean felt lining (not removable) in a drawer?

by Terry
  4 answers
  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Nov 29, 2018

    vacuum and then use an upholstery fabric spray ( in a small area ); if it is stained/really DIRTY, remove drawer, peel up the existing felt ( goo gone, hot water and a scraper should remove it ) and replace -- or just clean well and glue a new piece over the existing material

  • Kauai Breeze Kauai Breeze on Nov 29, 2018

    Real wool felt will shrink from most any type of liquid. You can try one of the dry cleaning clothes you can use in a dryer from the grocery store. If it is something important consult a professional dry cleaner for advice.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Nov 29, 2018

    Hi Terry,

    Following these steps will help you get the job done:

    Step 1

    Go over the velvet lining with a lint roller to remove any dust, lint or other small particles. Wrap any type of tape, with the sticky side out, around your fingers, and use it to remove the debris if you don't have a lint roller.

    Step 2

    Fill a small bowl with warm water. Add a few drops of gentle liquid dish soap to the water and mix the solution with your fingers or a spoon until suds form.

    Step 3

    Dip an old toothbrush or a fingernail brush into the soapy water. Rub the brush gently into the velvet fabric to remove any stains.

    Step 4

    Dab at the velvet with a clean, soft cloth to absorb the water and dry the fabric. Leave the drawer open to allow the fabric to completely air dry.

    • Terry Terry on Nov 29, 2018

      Thank you for the info, I will give it a try...thanks!

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Nov 29, 2018

    A rolling lint brush. They only cost $3.99 but the uses are endless. They are great on all furniture [with woolite on the furniture of course] but even can clean curtains, car interiors, and trunks.