Raincoats are indispensable for rainy weather. However, exposure to raindrops and wetness may cause your raincoat to lose its new and clean appearance after a while. Here are some tips to clean your raincoat in a practical way.
If a stain occurs on your raincoat for any reason, wiping it off without waiting will help you get rid of the stain more quickly. You can wipe only the stained area of your raincoat by lathering a clean cloth with white solid soap.
Cleaning the Raincoat with Vinegar
You can use vinegar, which is considered as one of the organic cleaning materials, for raincoat cleaning. Dip a soft cloth in a bowl of vinegar and wipe your raincoat with the vinegar cloth. Vinegar cloth will also easily remove stains. Afterward, you can leave your raincoat rinsed in cold water to dry.
If you need a more thorough cleaning, we recommend adding half a spoonful of baking soda to the container you put vinegar in. You can leave your raincoat for about an hour in a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. After rinsing your raincoat waiting in the mixture with plenty of water, all that remains is to dry it. You can also get rid of all odors by drying your raincoat in the sun and outdoors.
Before you start cleaning the raincoat, soaking it in vinegar for about 15 minutes will soften stubborn stains. You can then remove the stains by rubbing them with a clean cloth. If vinegar water is not enough to remove the stains, it may be an option to add a small amount of baking soda to the water and soak your raincoat in this mixture for 10 or 15 minutes. Stain dissolving carbonate can be easily used in such cases.
Raincoat Cleaning With Soap
You can also use soapy water instead of vinegar to clean your raincoat. Warm soapy water is one of the most practical ways to get rid of stains and bad odors. To clean a raincoat with soap, fill a bowl or bucket with warm water and add some liquid soap or a laundry detergent such as liquid detergent. Dip a soft, clean cloth in soapy water and clean your raincoat gently from top to bottom. Rinse your raincoat with plenty of water to avoid any traces of soap or detergent. If you wish, you can keep your raincoat in soapy water instead of wiping it, then rinse thoroughly and leave it to dry.
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You can do a little test while wiping your raincoat to keep it discolored. Wipe a small area of the raincoat with a wet soft cloth and check if the raincoat is discolored before continuing with the cleaning process. If you want to clean your raincoat with detergent water, be careful not to use too much detergent. Because using too much detergent can damage the color of the raincoat.