If you have a winter jacket with a down filling or wool, you should wash your winter jacket according to special instructions, as natural materials are very sensitive. A fully synthetic jacket is the easiest to wash.
Remove faux fur trims and any appliqués that you can remove from the jacket. If the jacket is dirty and has stains, for example, from grass or road salt, you should first rub these stains with a bit of gall soap and water.
Before putting the jacket in the washing machine, you should knot all the cords lightly and close all the zippers. Loose hanging parts of the jacket can very easily get caught in the drum and damage the washing machine. All buttons and Velcro should also be closed.
Put your jacket such as a canvas jacket in the washing machine. The temperature should, in no case, be more than 40 degrees. Most washing machines have a special rinse cycle for synthetic garments. If your washing machine has such a program, you can choose it.
If you like, you can select an extra rinse cycle. This removes all residues of the detergent. It is best to use a special detergent for your jacket suitable for the material.
Tips And No-Go’s When Washing The Winter Jacket
So that nothing goes wrong, we have summarized a few essential tips and tricks for you:
Avoid fabric softener. The fabric softener damages the fibers, especially in jackets with a water- and dirt-repellent function. The fibers are encased in the fabric softener, which can no longer be washed out.
Dry the jacket in the fresh air or the dryer if the dryer has a suitable program. Winter jackets made of wool should be laid out to dry in the fresh air, as the jacket could deform when hanging.
If you have sweated heavily in the jacket or there is a stain on the jacket, then the faster you wash the jacket, the better. You should wash the jacket as soon as possible, especially if you want to avoid the annoying smell of sweat.
Winter jackets made of wool or down filling need a special wool detergent or down detergent. Follow the manufacturer’s care instructions to clean the jacket properly. Down jackets dry best on the right program in the dryer. A few tennis balls in the dryer drum ensure that the feathers puff out again.
For every jacket, you wash, take a look at the care label that comes with it. You will find out more about the temperature at which the jacket should be washed.
Synthetic jackets can be impregnated after drying. Get a suitable impregnation spray or a special detergent that impregnates the laundry during washing.