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The "not touching" part is important because the exhaust will cause condensation on any nearby surfaces. It's helpful if you can do this in an enclosed space, but you'll want to open a window in the laundry room to let out the heat, unless it's cold out and you'd like to get a doubly whammy effect of the exhaust yay, anything to reduce heating expenses! Run the dryer with a load of clean damp clothes. This will essentially "steam" your jacket. If you have a gas powered dryer I'm not certain this will be an option for you because I don't know if the gas would be included in the dryer exhaust.
If there are any spots on your jacket, you'll want to remove them beforehand by gently dabbing with a clean, moist cloth. Be sure to air the room out well afterward to avoid possible molding issues from the steam collecting in the room.
Your best bet is to get it dry cleaned by a reputable cleaner. If you are dead set on cleaning it yourself, you could fill a clean kitchen sink or large wash tub, etc. Be sure the Woolite is all dissolved in the water first.
Then just dunk it up and down like a tea bag a few times and press gently. Rinse in cold clear water a cpl times till you see no soap bubbles in the water.
Again, be very gentle with it. DO NOT ringe it out! Gently squeeze it and lay it out on thick towels on a flat water proof surface and let it dry naturally not in the sun! It is wool and shrinks easily.
It will take awhile to dry it. It will be wrinkled. Please reconsider a dry cleaners. I used to work at a dry cleaners. The worst that can happen is that you will never be able to wear the jacket again. Depending on what it is made of, it will shrink, it will come out all misshapen, or it will felt.
There is a reason the label says dry clean only. It depends on the material. Most materials can be wash in a gentle cycle. The problem can be the drying and ironing. Get yourself one of those steam machines with the detachable hose.
The you can do it yourself with only that first time investment. I've washed dry clean only items under the gentle cycle with cold water, and they turned out fine. I don't want to tell you that and have something happen to your suit jacket, though. Now squeeze the extra water from the bathing suit.
Do not wring it like you would a dish cloth. That causes undue wear and tear. Let the suit drip dry while hanging in the shower or the laundry room. To wash your swim suit in the washing machine: Thank you for making hand-washing look do-able. I always resist it. I do run mine through the washer on occasion, but the main problem that I run into is that I forget it was in the load and accidentally dry it.
Your email address will not be published. Follow one of these methods: Put the suit in a mesh bag. Set your machine to the gentle cycle, using cool water. After it has completed the wash cycle, hang the swim suit to dry on a hanger. Never ever dry your bathing suit in the dryer. It is a sure-fire way to make it look old before its time. It will ruin the elastic and can often make it lose its shape. In just a couple of runs through the dryer it will not fit the same.
They can cause discoloration. If you wash your suit in the machine, do not use hot water. Again, it will ruin the elastic and the general look of the bathing suit. Every washes you can use warm water, but do so infrequently.
2) Wash your Bathing Suit on the Gentle Cycle While I don’t recommend washing your bathing suit in the washing machine, it’s not always convenient to hand-wash your suit. It’s okay to wash your swim suit on the gentle cycle on occasion but you should not routinely put it in the washer. To hand wash, use a clean sink or basin. Fill the tub with cold water and add a small amount of a mild detergent, like Woolite. Fill the tub with cold water and add a . To protect all clothes from the damage that a washing machine can do, zip all zippers, and turn the clothes inside out before washing. Choose the right setting: Washing machines have settings for .