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How to Wash IKEA Poang Chair Cushions and Covers?

How to Wash IKEA Poang Chair Cushions and Covers?

The IKEA Poang Chair is an iconic armchair built for design and comfort. The Chair has been around since the 1970s, and the price has come down over the years, making it an economical choice.

With so many chairs sold every year, many wonder how to clean them. Don’t fret; it is a relatively simple process.

You can wash the Poang chair cushion by wiping it down with a damp cloth. If the cushion has a removable cover, it can be machine washed and air-dried.

I know it sounds simple, but there are a handful of steps that need to be taken. I will walk you through the cleaning process in chronological order.

The first step to washing your Poang Chair is removing the chair cover.

How to Remove the IKEA Poang Chair Cover?

Ikea Poang Chair Armchair and Footstool Set

If your chair has a removable chair cover, you simply unzip the cover and take the cushions out.

There should be two cushions inside the chair cover: a small cushion and a larger cushion. Remove the cushions carefully to avoid tearing or misshaping. Also, be careful not to tear the chair cover as you remove the cushions.

Once you remove the chair cover from the cushion, you can prepare it for machine washing.

Can You Machine Wash IKEA Poang Chair Cushions?

Yes, the chair cushions inside the cover can be machine washed.

Step 1 – Remove the cover and spot clean it

Once you remove the cover, you can spot-clean any stains with products that are considered safe for regular fabrics. You may want to spray somewhere less noticeable first, to make sure the spray doesn’t bleach or cause discoloration. Once you have done this, you can machine wash the cushion.

Step 2 – Machine wash the cushion in cold water and let it air dry

Machine Wash the cushion

Set your washing machine on medium with cold water. Once the wash is complete, remove the cushion from the washing machine and let it air dry.

Make sure not to wash the cover and the cushion simultaneously.

Once the cushion and cover have dried, place the cushion back into the cover.

Step 3 – Put the cushion back into the cover

Putting the cushion back into the cover can be tricky as many people report that it is difficult to accomplish. The inner fabric of the cover can stick to the cushion, making it hard to put the cushion back in.

The cushion may feel lumpy if you force it into the cover.

One trick to getting the cushion in with ease is using a cardboard cutout. You will need to cut the cardboard to the same size and dimensions as the cover. Then, you will need to place the cardboard into the cover and place the cushion into the cover using the cardboard to slip it in easier.

Once the cushion is inside the cover, you can remove the cardboard. At last, you can zip up the cover.

Ikea Poang Chair cushion, Knisa black (Cushion Only)

Some cushions for the Poang armchairs are not removable. You can use a stain remover, fabric cleaner, or dish soap and water on a damp rag to clean the cushion.

If you have the leather version, you will need to use the non-removable instructions but make sure to use safe products that are suitable for leather. For an added benefit, use a leather treatment to keep the leather in great shape for years to come.

How Do You Clean the IKEA Poang Chair Cover?

You can machine wash the IKEA Poang chair cover.

Cotton Poang Chair Cover Replacement

Step 1 – Remove the cushions and spot clean stains

Before washing it, you must unzip and remove the cushions from the inside of the cover.

If there are any stains on the cover, you can use a small amount of dish soap, water, and a damp cloth to pre-treat the stains. You can also use any stain remover safe for regular fabric.

Step 2 – Wash the cover and let the air dry it

Set your washer to medium with cold water. Once you have pre-treated the cover, place the cover into the washing machine.

Once the wash is complete, set the cover on a flat surface for air drying. Do not use tumble dry or dry clean for the cover or the cushion.

Step 3 – Iron the wrinkles out of the cover and put it back on the cushions

Once the cover is dried, you can iron out any wrinkles. Use the medium to low settings on your iron. After ironing, you can place the covers over the cushions.

Once the cushions are in the cover, zip it up, and you should be good to go.

There are other ways of cleaning the covers, such as using a fabric steam cleaner as seen in this video.

Cleaning IKEA Chair.AVI


Washing your IKEA Poang cover and cushion is a fairly straightforward task.

Both the cover and cushions are machine washable. Both need to be air-dried, and the cover may need light ironing to get any wrinkles out.

Don’t forget to wipe down the wood surfaces with a damp cloth to get your Poang armchair looking brand new. You can also use some wood cleaner or dish soap on the damp cloth.

Once you have put everything back together, you are ready to enjoy your like-new Poang armchair.