How to Keep your Down Jacket New and Warm as Effective as Originals

Published: 09th November 2010
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Somebody might worry about the lifespan of their new down jackets after they spend lots of money on buying it, even half of their salary. Because they believe a high quality down jacket values the expenditure. Conversely, no matter how good it's, it would be as less effective as low quality down jacket if you didn't pay enough attention to approaches of maintenance and washing. Perhaps you have looked for the ways on them and have mastered some on the Internet. Make sure that you are confident enough when referring to the topic and know at least 1 or two points listed in the following.

Tip One-washing by hands
a lot of down jackets have tag on the inside, which shows you tips on maintenance and washing. People who is careful enough will discover that 90% down jackets requires to be washed manually and reject dry-cleaning. Since lotion for dry-cleaning will make them less warmer as before as well as the cloth aging little by little. On the other hand, washing machine and drying machine will result in folds on it and make it out of shape, especially change its appearance and warmth.

Experience two-Rinse down jackets at 30 degree temperature.
First, put the down jackets into the cold water for more or less 20 minutes and make them wet totally inside and outside down jackets. After that, put the detergent into the warn water, at just about 30 degrees and soak them for another 1 hour. At last, scrub them gently with soft brush. The aim for the uses of detergents in warm water is that warm water can make the detergents dissolved in the water and make down jackets cleaner after rinsing.

Tip Three-Control the right consistency of washing powder
If you have to clean your down jacket with washing powder, you had better blend two basins of water with 4 or 5 spoons of water powders. If you can't control the right quantity of powder, you will have difficulty in rinsing cleaning since washing powder remaining in it will influence the density of bulk and cut down the functions of keeping warmth increasingly.

Experience four-You had better apply neutral detergent.
Neutral detergent can lessen the damage to the cloth and feather to minimum. Nonetheless, if you don't clean it cleanly, alkaline detergent remaining in the cloth will do harms to down jackets and it's possible to leave the white marks on clothes, resulting in the effect of appearance. To deal with this problem, you can mix two spoons of vinegar into warm water after rinsing twice, then, soak them for a moment and rinse them again because vinegar can neutralize alkaline detergent.

Tip Five-Not wring the down jacket
After you finish washing down jackets, you ought to squeeze water out instead of wringing it to dry first. then try you best to lay out the down jacket equally or hang to dry it. Remember not to iron or expose in the sun so that you won't burn the down jacket. If you are sure that your down jacket is dry enough, you can pat it gently to recover its original bulk and softness.

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