has anyone successfully washed dry clean only ikea sofa covers??? I've had my idea karlstad covers about 9 months and between ds and the cats they are filthy i have the huge corner sofa so i think dry cleaning will cost a small fortune!
I washed my Karlstad chaise longue cover a few days ago and have just got it back on, now taking off the rest of the covers. Mine is the Sivik pink-red one, I did the chaise longue bit first as I thought it would be cheaper to replace if it had shrunk, which luckily it didn't. There is no sign of the red wine that I spilt on it! It's turned out fine, I washed it at 40º and a slow spin, either 400 or 600, it was a 1 hour long cycle I think. The weird thing is the labels appeared to be dry clean only but on the website it said washable at 60º, I took my chances as teh chaise longue sofa would've been about 25 pounds to clean and 50 pounds to replace, though in reality If I replaced it the rest of the covers would probably look crap a little faded beside it.
can't remember which cover i have, its light grey and has that slightly check/waffle type texture. i might try washing one of the corner cushion covers first. will have to wait for some better weather though for drying!