There are general rules for washing outerwear:
• Read carefully the information on the tag for clothes. Manufacturers accurately indicate whether it is possible to wash a thing, at what temperature, and also with what detergents.
• Remove all stains before washing. If stains are difficult to remove, then dry cleaning should be done.
• Fasten all zippers and buttons.
• Wash outer clothing separately from other items.
What outerwear can be washed at home? About this in our review.
1. Down jacket
Before washing, carefully check the down jacket. If fluff is knocked out somewhere, it is necessary to refuse machine wash. You should also pay attention to the tag. If it is indicated on it that washing is prohibited, then there is only one way out – hand in a down jacket for dry cleaning. If there is no such designation, then the following basic rules should be observed during washing:
• Choose a delicate mode of no higher than 30 ° С. We set the mode to “synthetic fabrics”.
• Rinse should be carried out 3-4 times and use the speed mode of 400-600 rpm.
• We use only special detergents designed for these types of clothes: liquid capsules or liquid for washing fluff.
• We wash separately from other clothes.
After washing, the down jacket should be hung on a coat hanger and dried on a balcony or dryer. To prevent fluff from caking, periodically shake the down jacket as it dries. Never dry such clothing near a central heating battery or heater. It is also undesirable to dry the down jacket when unfolded. Fresh air must penetrate from all sides.
Useful advice from Novate.ru: To prevent the down jacket from wrinkling, add 3 tennis balls to the drum of the washing machine. If after washing the down jacket has not acquired the previous volume, put it in the freezer for several hours.
2. Jackets made of polyester or holo fiber
First of all, it is necessary to carefully study the information on the jacket label, where the washing temperature is indicated (from 40 to 60 ° C). If stains are present, they must be removed before washing. One way to stain – laundry soap and brush. Lather the stain with soap and leave for a few minutes, then brush and rinse with clean water. Basic washing rules for synthetic-filled jackets:
• Only use the delicate washing mode.
• Spin at 600 rpm.
• Use a liquid agent in capsules.
• In the “rinse” mode, to preserve the volume of clothing add air conditioning.
Jackets filled with holo fiber can be washed at a temperature of 45-90 ° C. After washing, a jacket with such a filler can be easily twisted and wrung out. Dry on the shoulders, outdoors. After drying, shake the jacket and iron it with an iron.
3. Woolen coat
It is desirable to hand over outer clothing from wool to dry cleaning. But if there is no such possibility and the label indicates that the clothes are washable, then you can wash such a thing in the washing machine. However, it should be borne in mind that woolen things are delicate and must be washed carefully, observing certain rules. Here are some of them:
• Before washing, turn the clothes inside out.
• Fasten all buttons and check pockets.
• To maintain the shape of the coat, it is better to put it in a special bag.
• Use only gel capsules for wool.
• Wash in delicate or manual mode.
• The “Spin” and “Dry” modes should be absent.
Drying a woolen coat is necessary on the shoulders. While the item is semi-moist, it is necessary to iron it with an iron at a minimum temperature mode, and then hang it again on the shoulders.
4. Membrane clothes
Clothing with a membrane layer is not a cheap pleasure. Therefore, when the question arises of cleaning it, many immediately carry such things to dry cleaning. The myth that membrane clothing cannot be washed erroneously. The porous structure of the membrane due to the ingress of dirt and sweat loses its properties. Manufacturers unanimously declare that the membrane must be washed. At home, any washing machine can easily cope with this task. However, when washing any outerwear, you must follow some rules:
• Fasten all zippers, straps and check pockets.
• The water temperature during washing is not higher than 40º C.
• Use liquid gels that do not clog the pores of the membrane.
• Rinse things 2-3 times.
• Turn off the spin mode.
• After washing, put clothes on the dryer to allow water to glass.
• Clothing must not be wrung out or twisted.
• After the water drains – hang on a coat hanger for further drying.
• To restore the DWR coating of a product, it must be ironed at a low temperature and without steam.
• After each wash, soak the material with a water-repellent spray or fluoride. This is necessary to restore the DWR coating and normal gas permeability. After applying the product, the thing must be dried naturally.
The main concern when washing membrane clothes is due to fear of damaging the DWR coating. However, manufacturers assure that modern technologies are reliable and all recommendations for care are not connected with the membrane, but with a caring attitude to other fabrics from which such clothes are made.