How to Clean & Reproof a Waterproof Jacket

How to Clean & Re-Proof a Waterproof Jacket

Maintaining your waterproof jacket is essential to ensure its longevity and performance. Here's a comprehensive guide on how to clean and reproof your waterproof jacket, keeping you dry and comfortable in any weather.

Step 1: Preparation

Before you begin, check the care label on your jacket for any specific instructions from the manufacturer. Empty all pockets, close all zips and Velcro fastenings, and brush off any loose dirt or debris.

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Step 2: Cleaning

Wash your jacket using a cleaner specifically designed for waterproof garments, for example Nikwax Tech Wash. Avoid using regular detergents as they can damage the waterproof coating. Hand wash or use a gentle cycle on your washing machine, and rinse thoroughly.


Step 3: Reproofing

Once the jacket is clean, apply a waterproofing treatment such as Nikwax TX.Direct. There are wash-in products or spray-on options available. Follow the instructions on the product to ensure even coverage.


Step 4: Drying

Air dry your jacket or tumble dry on a low heat if the care label allows. Avoid direct heat sources like radiators, as they can damage the jacket.


Step 5: Testing

After the jacket is dry, test its waterproofness by sprinkling some water on the surface. If the water beads up and rolls off, your reproofing has been successful.

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Watch how to use NikWax Tech Wash

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