In what mode to wash a down jacket on a synthetic winterizer and whether it is worth removing dirt by hand – find out at UNIAN.
Winter clothes with down or padding polyester are quite capricious – many people complain that when washing in a typewriter, the filler gets confused, and the product loses its attractive appearance. UNIAN will tell you how the down jacket is washed in a typewriter and whether it is possible to wash your favorite jacket with your own hands.
Earlier, we talked about what fashionable jackets designers offer people for the winter of 2022.
How to wash a down jacket on a padding polyester – preparation and modes
Before starting the washing process, you need to know about a few rules. You can examine them in the image below.
Rules for washing down jackets / Infographics UNIAN
Among the recommendations on the label, the following designations are most often found:
- “crossed out pelvis” – washing is prohibited;
- “hand and pelvis” – only hand washing is allowed (most often found on products with natural ingredients);
- “numbers” – optimal water temperature;
- “the line under the pelvis icon “ – wash on a delicate cycle.
If you are just going to buy a down jacket and you know for sure that you will wash it at home – choose quilted models. It is easier to wash and dry them in the machine, in contrast to whole products, the filler of which gets knocked down.
How to remove stains on a winter jacket
Most often, the down jacket gets dirty on the sleeves, collar and hem. Before washing it all off, you can spot the dirt off. A universal option is to lather the stain with laundry soap, rub and leave for a while.
There are several guidelines on how to remove tough stains:
- Fat – a mixture of starch and salt in a 1: 1 ratio + water. With such a paste, you need to spread the stain, wait and rinse with a damp sponge.
- Foundation and powder – a cotton pad moistened with micellar water.
- Stain on white fabric – ammonia and peroxide in a 1: 1 ratio. Rub the problem area and rinse with water.
There is an opportunity to make home stain removerthat washes away any dirt. To do this, mix 2 tsp of ammonia and detergent in a glass of water. Spread over contaminated areas and then rinse with water. Remember that after such manipulations, the down jacket still needs to be washed, otherwise stains will remain.
How to wash a down jacket in a typewriter machine
In what mode to wash a down jacket on a synthetic winterizer / depositphotos.com
Turn the down jacket inside out, put it in the washing machine, add 2-3 tennis balls. You can use special ones – for washing. The only thing is to check if the balls change color.
Read also8 Ways To Wash A Kitchen Towel: Get Rid Of Grease And OdorPour liquid powder or capsules into the compartment, you can add conditioner. If you have a mode for washing outerwear – turn it on, if not, then they will do “Delicate”, “Wool” or “Silk”… The optimum temperature is 30 ° C. At the end, it is advisable to start an additional rinsing step so that there is no detergent left in the product.
Useful advice: During washing, put a non-fading towel in the drum. This will help keep the winter jacket from puffing up to an incredible size. And never wash two down jackets together.
How to wash a down jacket by hand
Fill a tub or basin with warm water, temperature – no more than 30 ° C. Then dissolve the powder in water, determine the amount according to the instructions. Soak the down jacket in water for 15-20 minutes, and then rub it with a sponge. Never rub the sleeves or parts of the down jacket with each other – ruin your clothes.
At the end, lightly wring out the down jacket and rinse it in clean water until the traces of powder disappear. It is strictly forbidden to twist and wring out outerwear.
How to dry a down jacket on a padding polyester
How to dry a down jacket without lumps / depositphotos.com
After washing, turn out the down jacket, straighten it, pull out the pockets. Hang it on a hanger and take it to the balcony or room. If you have washed the item by hand, you can leave it over the bathtub until the water drains. Squeeze the bottom of the product periodically, draining the liquid.
Absolutely forbidden dry the down jacket with a hairdryer or on a battery – it should dry naturally away from heating appliances. It is also better not to use the drying mode in the washing machine – such a procedure can spoil the natural filler, which subsequently makes the product thin and reduces its thermal insulation properties.
Why do stains remain on the down jacket after washing
There is a whole list of problems that people face after washing their outerwear. UNIAN has analyzed the most common among them:
- Down or padding polyester has strayed inside – distribute the filler by hand during drying, if it does not help – wash again.
- There are still divorces – the detergent has not been washed, rinse the clothes additionally.
- Old stains remain – they were badly removed the first time, repeat the procedure again, and then wash the down jacket again.
- An unpleasant smell appeared – take the product to fresh air, ventilate it. If it doesn’t help, wash it again.
It is important to remember that a down jacket dries in different ways: from a couple of hours to a couple of days. Make sure it is completely dry before storing it in the cupboard. Violation of this rule will entail the formation of dampness and the beginning of the process of rotting of the filler.
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