Care & Assembly
Can I wash my Cover Set?
Yes, with ease! Our fabric is very durable, and machine washing works great — just unzip the covers from the foam and zip them back up before throwing in the machine. To preserve color, wash on the coldest setting on your machine with only Nugget pieces of the same color, and hang dry to prevent shrinking. We recommend using clear-color detergents like All's Free Clear. For the small stuff, you can spot clean with a moist cloth or a carpet/upholstery cleaning solution.
*The Outdoor Nugget covers and Elmo Special Edition embroidered pillow covers are spot clean only, and are not machine washable.
What cleaning solution do you recommend?
Over the years, we've compiled a list of common stains from Nuggeteers, so we have a lot of options! We tested the following products to help you know what to reach for first. When spot cleaning, use these products with a damp washcloth and make sure to take the cover off before cleaning so that the stain isn't absorbed into your foam. After spot cleaning, wash your covers on the coldest setting available and hang to dry.
Find Your Stain Solution
Based on our testing, for Chocolate stains we recommend using Folex, Oxyclean, Woolite, Dawn or Amodex.
Based on our testing, for Condiment stains we recommend using Folex, Oxyclean, Woolite, Dawn or Amodex.
Based on our testing, for Crayon stains we recommend using Amodex or Rubbing Alcohol.
Based on our testing, for Dry Erase stains we recommend using Rubbing Alcohol.
Based on our testing, for Fruit stains we recommend using Folex, Oxiclean, Woolite, Dawn or Amodex.
Based on our testing, for Glue/Stickers stains we recommend using Rubbing Alcohol or Acetone.
Based on our testing, for Grease stains we recommend using Folex, Oxiclean, Woolite, Dawn or Amodex.
Based on our testing, for Ink stains we recommend using Amodex.
Based on our testing, for Nail Polish stains we recommend using Acetone.
Based on our testing, for Sharpie stains we recommend using Amodex or Rubbing Alcohol.
Based on our testing, for Syrup stains we recommend using Folex, Oxiclean, Woolite or Dawn.
Based on our testing, for Tomato stains we recommend using Folex, Oxiclean, Woolite, Dawn or Amodex.
With a couldn’t-be-simpler three-step process: 1) Zip up each piece 2) Wash on cold by themselves 3) Air dry
If this process feels familiar, you’re right – it’s the same process for washing Cover Sets! If you have any direct stains to the Liner Set, dilute some Dawn dish soap in water and gently remove the stain with a clean cloth.
You can spot clean your foam by taking a wet rag and your favorite upholstery cleaner to the product — we've tested Folex and like it the best. Once you're done, make sure that your Nugget foam is completely dry before putting the covers back on. You can set the foam near a fan or open window to help speed up this process.
For future accidents, we highly recommend protecting your foam with a Nugget Liner Set, made from non-toxic waterproof material.
We chose not to waterproof the Nugget, because the sprays contain chemicals that many families choose to keep out of their homes. Our Cover Set fabric is thicker than most customers expect, and it's able to hold small messes pretty well until you’re able to clean them up. We do know that accidents happen with little ones, though! To protect your foam from unwanted spills, accidents, and mishaps, we suggest purchasing a Nugget Liner Set.
Like with any upholstery, fur can cling to it a bit, so many people like to match the color of the Nugget to hide it. But unlike on other furniture, fur is extra quick and easy to wipe off — vacuuming or swiping with a lint roller both work like a charm! You can pick up or flip each piece effortlessly, so there aren't any nooks and crannies and unreachable spots, only simple flat surfaces.
Feel free to bring the Nugget to dry in outdoor places like the patio or deck, but don't leave it there. Direct outdoor sunlight fades the fabric colors, and the Nugget isn't waterproof — which will mean some soggy bottoms if rain clouds roll in.