For the mousepad connoisseur, no two artisan creations are alike. And when it comes to washing them, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach.
Whether you’ve got a handmade leather pad or a hand-painted fiber pad, proper care will ensure that your mousepad looks as good as new for years to come.
The Mousepad Connoisseur’s Guide to Cleaning Artisan Creations
Read on for our guide to properly cleaning your artisan mousepads!
How You Should Clean Your Artisan Mousepad
The first step in cleaning any mousepad is determining what type of material it is made from.
Most artisan mousepads are made from either leather or fabric, like cotton or polyester. Knowing which material your pad is made of is important so you can use the appropriate cleaning method.
Leather pads should be wiped down with a damp cloth and air dry completely before being used again.
Once the pad is dry, you can treat it with a leather conditioner to help keep it looking its best. Just make sure you follow the instructions on the conditioner carefully!
Fabric pads can be washed in the washing machine using cold water and mild detergent.
Make sure you turn the pad inside out before putting it in the washer and select a gentle cycle setting, so the fabric isn’t damaged by too much agitation.
Hang your pad up to air dry, or if necessary, use a low heat setting in the dryer (again, make sure that it’s turned inside out).
Remember that if your artisan mousepad is decorated with embellishments such as beads or sequins, these should be removed before washing.
If your pad has been painted or dyed with permanent colors, avoid using bleach, as this may cause discoloration or fading of the design over time.
Finally, steer clear of chemical cleaners such as Lysol and Windex—these can cause damage to both leather and fabric varieties of mousepads!
With just a bit of extra effort and care, your favorite artisan mousepad will last for years!
By remembering these few simple tips when cleaning your unique creation—such as knowing what material it’s made from and avoiding harsh chemicals—you can enjoy its beauty for many years!
So don’t wait—start cleaning today!