The end of the winter season — time to put in order warm clothes. The most popular of its kind — outerwear and jackets on sintepon. With the onset of spring become actual washing and drying of the jacket. Despite the seeming simplicity, this procedure requires some knowledge: they are fashionable warm jacket will not lose attractiveness, and will last another few seasons.
Basic rules for drying down jackets
The question of resignation should rise at the time of purchase. That’s when you need to carefully study the requirements and recommendations of the manufacturer. If the label does not prohibit, the jacket can be washed at home. Water therapies are, as a rule, problems do not arise, and the question of how to dry the garment after washing in the home, many are concerned about.
Drying products with a down filler tough. Failure to comply with certain rules face many troubles: loss of the attractive appearance and warming properties.
This happens with too long a drying or excessive heat. Feathers are very sensitive to an excess of hot air: why it is better to abandon in order to dry the garment on battery or electric heater. Our task is to figure out how to act properly in order not to delay and not speed up the process, while maintaining the beauty and heat for future seasons. The rules are:
- to dry clothes with down fill you need in a vertical position is better on the hanger, so as not to leave dents from the pegs; all locks must be secured — in this position the jacket quicker will the desired shape, and pockets you need to turn out for the best drying.
From time to time to shake up not just need, but should: already dried filler inside will be jammed and take the free space, separated from the still wet.
Types of drying clothes
In order to avoid the formation of lumps and bad smell, the jacket should dry fast. The first thing that comes to mind is to provide an intensive flow to the jacket of hot air. In the course are oven, battery, heater. However, these methods only harm. Winter clothes need to keep away from sources of hot air. It negatively affects the condition of the down filler and in the form of the product.
The most familiar way — after washing, put the parka in the dryer and to let it quietly dry. It is perfectly acceptable, but not enough.
- First you need to wait to drain the excess water. Hands better not to twist the product in order not to damage the delicate structure of feathers. Then the jacket must be carefully palpate the fingers up and dismantle all formed after washing the lumps, and spread its folds, and cells. Expanded the product dries faster. Periodically, the down jacket need to actively shake to turn on the front on the wrong side and back.
The more down beat and roll with force, the better and faster it will dry with minimal consequences.
Vertical drying is the most correct. It guarantees a quality result, subject to certain conditions:
- The room should be warm and dry. There should not be direct sources of hot air. Better to put the product on a hanger. All zippers and buttons should be buttoned. Pockets should be placed. Periodically shake the clothing for uniform distribution of fluff.
Compliance with these simple rules will allow you to dry your jacket quickly and safely.
How to quickly dry a down jacket
A negative feature of all products made from feathers — long drying. The jacket dries in one day, but if in the wardrobe there is no replacement, you can speed up the process. To resort to these methods are often not recommended, but a single can to try.
If the situation requires, the jacket can be dried by means of a fan. It must be placed at a distance of 1-1.5 meters from the unit and to ensure the mobility of the head. When driving the air flow will blow the product from different angles and ensure better ventilation. Conducted in this way drying will speed up the process.
To avoid streaks, you can try to dry the jacket with a Hairdryer. The device must operate at a minimum temperature and to keep it better at a distance of at least 20 cm from the product. In addition, you need to remember:
- in this way, the jacket must be dried from the inside; the thing must be in a vertical position on the shoulders; in the drying process the product you need to shake hands.
Since the mode of operation of the dryer must be chosen minimal, quick result, this method is not achieved. If you put a high power jet of hot air may damage the filler and outer fabric.
Fast, efficient and safe to dry the jacket in a tumble dryer. If the machine has such function, it also can be used. The main thing is to make sure that the down and feathers are not knocked out, otherwise the centrifuge will leave the jacket completely without filler.
To use the tumble dryer need a little:
- To select low speed mode. How to beat the product after drying. To avoid the formation of lumps in the drum can additionally be placed balls.
Automatic drying gives excellent results. It leaves no streaks, musty smell and to put a product on the same day.
Efficient drying with a vacuum cleaner with the function of reverse blowing. This method is suitable for high-quality dried products have already dried up.
- a jacket or coat should be placed in a large bag, preferably in vacuum (storage); pump the air; to make a hole the size of the diameter of the hose, insert a pipe cleaner and turn on the blowing machine.
The pressure of warm air will effectively remove residual moisture will fluff filler and give the splendor of the product.
Hairdryer is rather the exception to the rule. You should not resort to it too often. It is important to keep your distance so as not to damage the fabric and fluff.
Which drying method to choose
Drying the garment after washing you should always correct, regardless of how it cleaned manually or in the washing machine.
After hand washing
Wash hands down not the best decision. But if there is no possibility to use a washing machine, a manual procedure is valid. The main difficulty is to efficiently rinse the product to avoid streaks and whitish spots on the surface. Only after the complete removal of detergent a jacket sent for drying.
If the procedure is performed in winter, you should be sure to thoroughly squeeze the product and to provide heat in the room. After hand washing, the inside is a lot of water and the low temperature will lead to rotting of the lint and unpleasant odor.
Drying of manually Washed down jacket better in a horizontal position, providing comprehensive access of air. You must also carefully stretch the product to avoid lumps.
After washing in the machine
Wash in the washing machine ensures higher quality rinse than the manual. Modern cars allow you to avoid the accumulation in the fabric and filler of detergent, and the product after drying is without streaks.
To efficiently dry the jacket after washing machine, you must follow the basic rules. Then the next winter season jacket will be like new.
Features of drying down jackets different models
A variety of winter outerwear is very big. The choice depends on taste, budget, and lifestyle. To prolong life of any garment it needs to be cleaned or washed. Dry cleaning allows you to pick up the ready storage of the product, and an independent Laundry service leaves a question about how to quickly dry the jacket to be Packed on the summer heat.
Different models assume some of the subtleties of care. Quilted down-filled jacket with stitched chambers is better to dry vertically. The seams are securely fixed to the filler inside each compartment and do not allow fluff to get off in one big lump. To jacket did not shrivel up too long, put it on a hanger in a well ventilated warm room.
Down jacket without stitched characterized in that the inside of her filler is not fixed in any way. Therefore, drying of this product should in a horizontal position: the wet down will not fall down jacket.
Periodically coat whip hands for a better distribution of the dried insulation, and once the clothing is completely dry, fluff it like a pillow.
How to dry different materials
In the cold season we wear the different clothes. Some people prefer the fluff, someone closer to the batting. Some companies skillfully combines the natural conductivity of the insulation and membrane tissues. Washing mode and drying of different materials is a little different.
Many are concerned about whether it is possible to dry winter clothes in the cold. This is allowed, but subject to mandatory conditions: you must alternate between cold air and warm room. Thus dried down to smell fresh and nice.
Down and wool
Unlike wool sweaters that are traditionally dried in Terry towels, jacket feathers can not tolerate this method. Moist environment which is formed inside the tissue leads to slower drying, and even mold formation. To dry the clothes you need without the extra layers of fabric, then the jacket will not have an unpleasant smell.
With synthetic insulation jackets their properties are not inferior to the down: they are light, warm, soft. Care is not:
- wash them in the machine using the rinse and spin cycle; dry items on sintepon need in a warm room with fresh air.
If you follow these guidelines, the polyester will not stick together, and the coat does not lose its properties.
If jacket combines the natural insulation and modern technology, do not be afraid to wash it. To properly dry such a product, it is sufficient to follow the General tips on washing down jackets:
- membrane, as Pooh does not like hot air, and heating appliances; drying of the membrane fabric vertically; valid final drying in a special machine.
Polyester in its properties similar to down filling: if there are doubts about its washing and drying, it is better to follow the General rules for the care of the jackets.
It happens that after observance of all recommendations on washing down and drying after her, still appear undesirable consequences. These include yellow or white patches, lumps, voids. In this case, you need to remember if everything was done correctly.
What not to do when drying
For maintaining the optimum service life of winter clothing is strongly recommended:
- Use for drying damp and cold room. Fluff can sour, you get mold and odor. Hang a hanger near an open flame. It violates common safety rules and may result in melting or ignition of clothing. Dry the product on the battery. This threatens divorce and the disruption of the structure of the insulation. Put the jacket near sources of hot air: convectors, fan heaters, oil heaters.
Each of the categorical prohibitions: such treatment will lead to discarded winter clothing.
How to avoid lumps
Dry the jacket after washing without lumps — the problem is, oddly enough, is doable. To take care of this even before washing. Enough to put the drum a few special or regular tennis balls. If, during washing it was not done, then this way, you can resort during drying in a special machine.
If by hand was not the balls, then get rid of lumps will help the regular churning of the jacket during the drying process. It will ensure even distribution of insulation on the inside.