Every cold winter, the light, fashionable and warm down jacket becomes the most common clothing we wear, but it is easy to get dirty after wearing it for a long time. Moreover, due to the material problem of down jacket, how to clean it becomes a problem, so how to wash it best? What should we pay attention to when cleaning down jacket? Next, 360 common sense net will teach you how to clean down jackets. There are more tips for down jacket maintenance, so that you can keep your down jackets as new as ever, and keep warm as ever. You don't need to worry about the bad consequences of down jacket washing any more. Now, let's take a look at the following tips on down jacket cleaning and maintenance to learn about it!
Tips for cleaning and maintaining down jacket in winter
How to wash down jacket
① Do wash by hand
Inside the down jacket, there is a small label printed with maintenance and washing instructions. Careful people will find that 90% of high-end down jackets are marked to be hand washed, and dry cleaning is forbidden, because the liquid medicine used for dry cleaning will affect the warmth retention and aging the fabric. The machine wash and dry, twisted down clothing, easily lead to uneven thickness of the filling, make the clothing out of shape, affect the beauty and warmth.
② : 30 ℃ water temperature rinsing
First, soak the down jacket in cold water for 20 minutes to make the inside and outside of the down jacket fully wet. Dissolve the detergent in 30 ℃ warm water, soak the down jacket in it for a quarter of an hour, and then brush it gently with a soft brush. Rinse also need to use warm water, can be conducive to detergent fully dissolved in water, can make down clothes rinse cleaner.
③ : the concentration of detergent should not be too high
If it is necessary to wash down clothes with washing powder, it is usually advisable to put 4 to 5 tablespoons of washing powder into two washbasins of water. If the concentration is too high, it is difficult to rinse down. The residual washing powder in down will affect the fluffy degree of down and greatly reduce the warmth retention.
④ : neutral detergent is preferred
Neutral detergent has the least damage to the fabric and down. If alkaline detergent is used, the residual detergent will cause damage to the down clothing, and it is easy to leave white traces on the surface of the clothing, affecting the appearance. To remove the residual alkaline detergent, add two spoonfuls of vinegar into the warm water after rinsing twice. Soak the down jacket for a while before rinsing. The vinegar can neutralize the alkaline detergent.
⑤ : cannot be screwed dry
After the down jacket is washed, it cannot be wring dry. It should squeeze out the water and then lay it flat or hang it to dry. It is forbidden to expose it to the sun or iron it to avoid scalding the clothing. After drying, it can be gently patted to make the down coat return to fluffy and soft.
How to wash down clothes
Avoid dry cleaning.
Because the tetrachloroethylene solution in the dry cleaning process will destroy the protein in the down, affect the thermal performance, and the drying process can make the fabric aging.
Second, avoid using alkaline detergent in the process of water washing.
Alkaline detergent shall not be used for down clothes cleaning to avoid excessive degreasing and brittle damage of down. The best choice for cleaning down jacket is a special down jacket cleaner. Because they are neutral, they can reduce the damage to protein fiber, and have excellent washing power and protective conditioning effect. After washing, they can keep the luster and fluffy inside of down clothing fabric.
Three taboo ironing.
The correct washing method for down clothing should be hand washing, with neutral detergent and light brush with soft hair brush. After cleaning, put it in a cool place and spread it to dry.
Down jacket Maintenance Tips
How to wash down jacket to prolong its service life, keep warm and beautiful? Fiber inspection institute professionals pointed out that if we can pay attention to the cleaning of down jacket at ordinary times and try to reduce the number of washing, it will be conducive to down jacket maintenance. Local cleaning is a good choice.
If the down jacket is only partially dirty, you don't need to clean it. Because the general down fabric is not afraid of water, as long as a few drops of collar clean or detergent in the dirty place, a few minutes later with a wet towel dry can decontamination. If it's not clean, repeat it a few more times.
If the down jacket is not too dirty, dry cleaning can be used. Dip a towel in gasoline and wipe gently at the neckline, cuffs, front, etc. after the oil stain is removed, wipe the gasoline stained part with a dry towel and wear it after the gasoline volatilizes.
Whole piece cleaning:
If the down jacket is too dirty, it can only be washed with integral water. In order to avoid excessive erosion of the filler by alkaline substances, a small amount of neutral washing powder or detergent can be selected, mixed with warm water at 35 ℃, and the clothes are completely immersed in the washing liquid for 15 minutes; Put the clothes on the washing board or other flat plate in the washing basin, brush the dirt with a soft bristle brush in turn, and do not rub hard to prevent the down from knotting, and then squeeze out the washing liquid, but do not twist the clothes hard; The rinsed down jacket shall be put in the net pocket to drain water, so as to avoid excessive moisture and heavy weight in the down, which may cause deformation during drying. When there is no water dripping, the clothes shall be taken out and put in the ventilated place to dry, which shall not be exposed to the sun or baked. When it is going to dry, you can pat it gently with your hands or a small stick to restore the natural fluffy state of the down. At the same time, it is also conducive to the thorough drying of the filler to prevent mildew.
In order to avoid soap stains on down clothing fabrics, in addition to properly controlling the concentration of washing liquid, after two times of bleaching, two small spoons of vinegar can be put into water, which can neutralize the remaining washing liquid in down clothing. However, it must be noted that the water for adding vinegar must be warm water, so that the washing liquid in the down jacket can be fully dissolved in the water. If the washed down jacket has soap stain, it can be repeatedly wiped with clean cotton dipped in industrial alcohol, and finally wiped with a hot towel, the soap stain can be removed.
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[wipe local stains with hot towel]
Every time the down jacket is washed, the service life will be discounted once, so try to wash it less. If it's just a local stain, it can be wiped with a hot towel. The general down fabric is not afraid of water. Just drop a few drops of neutral washing liquid in the dirty place, and wipe it dry with a wet hot towel after 5 minutes.
No washing powder
The poultry down in the down jacket is protein fiber. Do not use alkaline detergent, soap and other cleaning products for cleaning. Do not use enzyme detergent. Using the cleaning products in this area to wash and dry our down clothes will cause the clothes to be stiff. Therefore, we'd better choose a special down jacket cleaner to reduce the damage to the clothes.
[rinse in 30 ° warm water]
First, soak the down jacket in cold water for 20 minutes to make the inside and outside of the down jacket fully wet, then mix the special detergent into the warm water, and then put the down jacket in the immersion. The water temperature should not be too high, below 30 ° C, which is similar to the hand temperature. Warm water should also be used for rinsing.
Never rub or twist
Soak the down jacket for 10 minutes before cleaning. Don't rub the dirty places with your hands. Use a soft bristle brush or an old toothbrush. Brush the key parts and the places that are easy to be ignored, and then use clean water twice. After washing, you should press out the water with your hands facing the fabric.
[add some rice vinegar]
Drop a bottle of edible rice vinegar (white vinegar) with a cap into the clear water, soak the down jacket in it for 5-10 minutes, roughly rub it, do not use water, leave the vinegar water and hang it to dry.
Avoid exposure to the sun
The down jacket can be dried in the ventilated place in the sun, which will accelerate the aging of the down jacket fabric. After drying, the coat hanger can be used for beating to make the down coat return to fluffy.
[dry cleaning of toothpaste for oil stains]
After the clothes are stained with oil stain, squeeze some toothpaste and moisten with a few drops of water, evenly smear it on the oil stain and gently rub it. After the white foam covers the whole piece of cloth, remove the toothpaste with a small amount of water and leave the oil.
[wipe the moldy cotton ball with alcohol]
In summer and rainy season, it's better to take down out of the wardrobe and check it to see if it's moldy. If mildew spots are found, wipe them with cotton ball dipped in alcohol, then clean them with a clean wet towel, dry them thoroughly, and then put them away.