There is nothing that improves and fixes your looks like a good blazer, right? The problem is that they are usually quite delicate garments and we tend to feel insecure when cleaning them. Do not worry! We show you the definitive steps to wash your jacket easily to make it look like new whenever you want.
In our post 5 steps to wash a suit in the washing machine, we already gave the necessary tips to wash these delicate garments by machine without any problem. Today, we will focus on the blazers, that piece of clothing that improves any look.
If there is any article of clothing that should win the prize for the most combinable, they should be the jackets or blazers. They are perfect for both formal and informal looks, and we are sure they have saved you on more than one occasion.
Therefore, if these jackets are an essential garment in your wardrobe, take note of the following tips. We are going to explain how to wash your jacket easily by hand and from home so that you do not have to invest time or money to always have them as good as new.
Products and materials to wash your blazer
- 1 clean barrel or container
- Warm water
- Low pH soap or detergent for delicate garments
- 2 Towels
- 1 Special brush for clothes
How to clean your jackets by hand
As it is a delicate garment, mainly because of the fabric they are made of and its shape, you should clean them separately from the rest of your laundry.
Step 1: prepare your space
As we have mentioned before, you should clean them by hand and individually. It ‘s best if you use a barrel or a wide and clean recipient which you can fill with water. Once you have it, pour enough warm water to submerge your jacket.
Add the low pH soap, it must have a pH under 7, or a liquid detergent for delicate clothing, as it is the most gentle for your clothes. Using your hand, stir the water and the soap so it gets completely dissolved and it doesn’t stain the garment.
Step 2: Cleaning your jacket carefully
Once the product has been dissolved, introduce your jacket in the water and move it around to eliminate all the dirt. After that, let it soak for 5 minutes more so the detergent can make its effect.
Take out the jacket and if there are still any persistent stains, use a microfiber cloth soaked in the same water to rub gently over them without damaging the fabric.
Step 3: Rinse it
With your jacket clean and free of stains, it’s the moment to drain well (without squeezing the garment, it could be damaged) and rinse it with clean, cold water.
For this, it may be necessary that you pour and fill the basin or container with clean water several times. It is important to rinse your jacket well and leave it free of soap or detergent residue before putting it to dry.
Step 4: Eliminate water excess and leave it dry
Once you are sure to have your jacket completely clean, drain the excess of water again. Then, spread it on a clean, dry towel and with the help of another, press gently to remove as much water as possible before letting it dry.
Now, it’s time to hang your blazer on a wide hanger, so there are no marks on your shoulders. Leave it in the shade and outdoors to finish drying. It is important to be in the shade so that the sun does not spoil the colors of your garment.
So far, our steps to clean your precious jackets by hand and without spending much time or money in a dry cleaner. Easy, right?
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