Can Down Jackets Be Dry Cleaned Or Washed

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In cold winter, a light and warm down jacket is a cold resistant weapon, but the down jacket will inevitably be stained. If it is not cleaned properly, it may cause some damage to the clothes, or leave ugly white stains after drying. So how should I wash the down jacket? Can the down jacket be dry cleaned? Whether the down jacket can be dry cleaned mainly depends on the tag, which is better for washing. Can the down jacket be washed by washing machine? Here are some tips and misunderstandings about down jacket cleaning, and sharing the maintenance methods of down jacket. Let’s have a look

Can down jackets be dry cleaned?

  • can down jackets be dry cleaned?it depends on the label on the tag (as shown in the above figure). Generally speaking, down jackets are made of chemical fiber, and there are duck down and space cotton inside. They all need to be washed, so they are not suitable for dry cleaning. If this kind of down jacket is dry cleaned, the dry cleaning solvent will remain in the down and cannot be cleaned up, so the human body will not be very good for their own body

    In addition, the dry cleaning down jacket will wash away the natural oil on the surface of the down, making the feather brittle, broken and lose its fluffy feeling. The warmth retention of down mainly depends on the fat of down. Once the fat is removed, down will lose its own warmth retention performance and reduce its service life. Therefore,usually, down jackets are not suitable for dry cleaning

    In addition to the above mentioned, there are many shortcomings in dry cleaning down jackets. First, the potion used for dry cleaning will cause the fabric of down jackets to age, and will also affect the thermal insulation effect of down jackets. Second, the drying after dry cleaning will cause uneven thickness of the filling of the down jacket, which will not only affect the beauty of the down jacket, but also affect the warmth of the down jacket

can the down jacket be washed by water

  • if the down jacket is too dirty as a whole, it can be washed by water, but it is best to wash it by hand. Here is the cleaning method of hand washing down jacket:

    Step1 first soak the down jacket in warm water for 10 to 20 minutes, so that the down jacket can fully absorb water

    Step 2 dissolve the detergent in 30 ℃ water and stir it well, and then immerse the down jacket in it for 15 minutes

    Step3 take down clothes out of the detergent water, lay them on a clean table, and gently brush down clothes from inside to outside with a soft brush or bath ball dipped in detergent

    Step4 grasp and pinch all parts of the down jacket with both hands in the water until it is clean

    Step5 control most of the water, and then wash the down jacket in clean water for several times to completely remove the detergent residue

    Step6 can’t be wrung dry. You should squeeze out the water, and then tile or hang it to dry. It’s forbidden to expose it to the sun, and don’t iron it, so as to avoid scalding the clothes

    STEP7 if there is still water in the clothes, you can wrap a dry bath towel around the down jacket, and then gently squeeze the bath towel to absorb the remaining water


    1. Water temperature: keep the water temperature of hand washing down jacket at about 30 ℃, and use warm water for rinsing, which can help the detergent fully dissolve in the water and make the down jacket rinse cleaner

    2. Detergent: neutral detergent is the least harmful to clothing materials and down. If alkaline detergent is used, if rinsing is not clean, the residual detergent will cause damage to down jackets, and it is easy to leave white marks on the surface of clothes, affecting the appearance. If you must wash down clothes with washing powder (alkaline), it is usually appropriate to put 4 to 5 tablespoons of washing powder into two basins of water. If the concentration is too high, it is difficult to rinse, which will affect the fluffy degree and warmth retention of down. Be careful not to use detergent with enzyme

    tips: remove the residual alkaline detergent. After rinsing twice, add two tablespoons of vinegar to warm water, soak the down jacket for a while, and then rinse

    3. Drying method: after the down jacket is washed, it cannot be wrung dry. The water should be squeezed out, and then it should be tiled or hung up for drying. It is forbidden to expose it to the sun or iron it to avoid scalding the clothes. After drying, gently tap to make the down jacket fluffy and soft. After drying, the down jacket can be patted with a clothes hanger to make it fluffy

can the down jacket be washed by the washing machine

  • it depends. It’s best tolook at the label first when cleaning down jackets.if the product label ismarkeddo not dry clean, iron,machine wash, you can machine wash. If there is no special mark – it can also be used as a reference from the amount of down filling. Generally, if the amount of down filling is large (more than 70%), it can be washed with a drum washing machine, because this down jacket will not have a large amount of filler accumulation under the washing procedure of low speed and low water temperature, which will affect the warmth retention

    how to wash down clothes by washing machine:

    Step1 check the label when cleaning down jackets, you should first check the cleaning label to see if it can be machine washed and dried. After it is clear that it can be machine washed, local pre washing can be carried out on the sleeves, necklines, etc

    Step 2 put the washing liquid into the detergent tank of the drum washing machine, and then put neutral detergent into it. Then put in the clothes. Don’t put too much and too full clothes to be cleaned at one time, which only takes up 1/2 of the hole space of the washing machine

    Step3 put 3-4 tennis balls in the roller, and then start to select the washing mode. Usually, when washing down clothes, the machine washing water temperature should not exceed 40 ℃. It is recommended to pat the washed down jacket and lay it flat to dry

    The old-fashioned wave wheel washing machine, especially the double cylinder wave wheel washing machine, is often used in the explosion of machine washed down clothes, which is very easy to explode when drying clothes. Therefore,machine wash down clothesonly use the roller washing machine, the water temperature should not exceed 30 degrees, and do not mix with other clothes. When drying, set the low-speed drying mode with the speed lower than 800. If there is a washing machine with the “down jacket washing” mode, directly select the corresponding mild washing method. If you want to dry, you can put a layer of net bag on the down jacket, and then put a few tennis balls or wool balls, which can make the filling inside the down jacket non condensing

    do not machine wash down jackets that are not marked as machine washable. Machine wash down jackets of this kind are easy to break, deteriorate, harden and other problems due to wear, heating, detergent chemical action, etc., resulting in a reduction in the amount of down, a reduction in quality, and a deterioration in warmth retention. In addition, most down jackets will pile up after drying. It is also possible that the mechanical force in the washing machine is too large, which may cause the broken feathers in the down jacket to drill out of the fabric fiber gap, affecting the beauty and warmth retention

tips for cleaning down jackets

  • 1. Use a special detergent for down jackets, drop a few drops on the stained place, and wipe it with a wet towel. It can not only quickly remove the dirt, but also remove the static electricity on the clothes, without damaging down fibers

    2. Clean with toothpaste. If there is oil stain on the down jacket, you can pat a small amount of water on the oil stain part, wipe a thin layer of toothpaste after wetting, dry it with a hair dryer, and then wash it with water, and the oil stain will be removed, which is very practical. It will also retain the fragrance of toothpaste

    3. Add a little water to the washing liquid or detergent and mix it evenly, or use soapy water to dip the bath towel into the washing liquid water and then wring it dry. Wipe the down jacket with the wring dry bath towel. Focus on the particularly dirty places, such as cuffs, collars, etc., clean it with water after wiping it clean, and then clean it with water after squeezing out the water, so as to squeeze out the water

    4. Cut up the remaining small soap, put it into boiling water to soak, and directly scrub it with this soap liquid

    5. For the down jacket stained with oil, first take an appropriate amount of edible salt and cover it on the oil, wait for the salt to absorb the oil, and then gently brush off the salt

    6. Drop a bottle of edible white vinegar with a cap into the clear water. Soak the down jacket in it for 5-10 minutes, roughly knead it, but do not use water. Skim the vinegar water and hang it to dry

    7. Wipe with a hot towel. Ordinary down jacket fabrics are not afraid of water. Just drop a few drops of neutral detergent on the dirty place and wipe it with a wet hot towel after 5 minutes

    8. Mix white vinegar and laundry detergent in the ratio of 1:1, add a small amount of water to dilute it, spray it on the surface of the down jacket, and then wipe the stain with a clean towel

    9. The bath ball has soft texture, strong cleaning force, and is not easy to damage the fabric of clothes. It is especially suitable for cleaning down jackets. You just need to brush it like “bathing” your down jacket, and you can clean it easily

    10. If the down jacket has mildew spots, wipe it with a cotton ball dipped in alcohol, and then wipe it with a clean wet towel, and then put it away after drying

down jacket cleaning misunderstanding

  • frequent cleaning down jacket can not be washed often, the more washed, the less warm it will be. If only the part is dirty, choose to clean the part (cuff), and only when the whole is dirty, use the immersion method to clean

    The main component of down with washing powder is protein fiber. Washing powder has strong alkalinity, which is easy to destroy fiber and reduce the life of down jacket. It should be cleaned with neutral detergent or down jacket cleaner

    Too high water temperature washing down jackets with too high water temperature will damage the fabric of clothes, causing down jackets to become wrinkled. The water temperature should not exceed 35 degrees, and 30 degrees is the best

    The correct way to scrub and clean down jackets is to soak them. Brush some dirty places with a soft brush, and then rinse them with clean water. Squeeze out the water in the down jacket by pressing, rather than wring it out like ordinary clothes

    Exposure to the sun will damage down jackets. The correct approach should be to hang the down jacket in a ventilated and cool place to dry, and then remove the clothes and knock them to make them fluffy again

down jacket maintenance methods

  • 1. For down jacket maintenance, improper cleaning methods are prohibited; Second, frequent washing is forbidden, and frequent washing will make the filler agglomerate and affect the warm keeping effect; Three prohibitions: wring out after washing. You can squeeze or pat the down jacket with a stick after drying to make it fluffy; Four taboos: exposure to the sun, which will aging the fabric of down jackets

    2. If there is no obvious dirt on the down jacket, you don’t need to clean it. Wrap it with breathable items, put a camphor ball in it to prevent moths, and then store it in a ventilated and dry wardrobe. Be careful not to put heavy pressure on it

    3. There is much rain in summer and autumn. After the rainy season, it is best to take out the down jacket and air it to prevent mildew; If mildew spots are found, wipe them with cotton balls dipped in alcohol, then wipe them with a clean wet towel, and then properly store them after they are thoroughly dried

    4. Down jackets cannot be put into compression bags. Vacuum compression and storage of down jackets will make down lose elasticity and affect the warm keeping effect. They should be packed in waterproof bags and do not put anything on them

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