How to wash a down jacket to avoid divorce: 5 rules and 6 ways

To wash the jacket successfully, you must follow some rules
To wash the jacket successfully, you must follow some rules

At least once a season there is a need to wash a down jacket. And the one who does this incorrectly may end up facing the problem of the appearance of stains and streaks on the material. How to avoid it? Today I want to talk about it.

Wash down jacket correctly

In order to qualitatively wash a down jacket in a washing machine, it is necessary to adhere to several important rules - from the choice of cleaning agent to drying the product. Only in this way you will avoid the appearance of divorce and keep the filler in integrity.

Liquid gels for washing better washed out of the fibers of the fabric and filler, and accordingly, do not leave behind a streak
Liquid gels for washing better washed out of the fibers of the fabric and filler, and accordingly, do not leave behind a streak

Choice of detergent

During the process of cleaning a down jacket, you should forget about the usual powder. Its crystals may not completely dissolve, which causes the appearance of stains. Use for washing time:

  • shampoo;
  • special gel for delicate fabrics;
  • liquid soap.
Due to the use of bleach, the filler may shed and stain the snow-white jacket
Due to the use of bleach, the filler may shed and stain the snow-white jacket

If you are not sure how to wash a white down jacket, remember one important rule - never use a whitening agent in the process. Yes, it can bleach the fabric, but you do not know how the filler will behave. It is possible that it will shed and stain the main material.

Washing Rules: 5 Important Rules

So, the cleaning agent is selected, now is the time to understand a few rules that should be remembered:

Picture Instruction
table_pic_att15070013753 Rule 1. Product preparation

The first thing is to prepare a down jacket:

  • Clean pockets of small debris.
  • Detach the hood and fur.
  • Turn the jacket inside out (including sleeves).
  • Close the zipper on the product.
 Rule 2. Loading in the machine
  • Put the product into the drum and the hood from it. Additionally, you should not put other things in the washing machine.
  • Throw 3–4 tennis balls into the drum. Thanks to them, even distribution of fluff in the jacket during washing is ensured.
  • Add detergent to the special compartment.
table_pic_att15070013785 Rule 3. Washing mode

It is necessary to wash the down jacket on a delicate mode at a temperature not exceeding 30 ° C.

table_pic_att15070013796 Rule 4 Rinsing

To completely wash the down jacket from soap on a padding polyester or from a holofiber, rinse it several times.

After that, turn on the maximum spin mode.

table_pic_att15070013807 Rule 5. Drying
  • After washing down jackets, they should be dried in a horizontal position in a well-ventilated room or in the open air.
  • Periodically, they can be very carefully beaten with a carpet beater.
  • To quickly remove excess moisture, and accordingly, and to prevent stains, vacuum the material inside at low power.

    In wet season, outdoor clothing can be dried near the radiator. But by no means on it! The price of your negligence is a spoiled jacket.

Removal of stains and stains: 6 recipes

If suddenly after washing you find on the jacket stains or non-washed stains, do not be in a hurry to get upset. Handy tools and proven recipes will help you to get rid of them:

A photo Instruction
table_pic_att15070013838 Recipe 1. Hydrogen peroxide
  • Moisten a clean cloth or sponge with peroxide.
  • Treat it stains on the material. If you have a white or light down jacket, then it is better to refuse such a method.
table_pic_att15070013859 Recipe 2. Vinegar

Ordinary table vinegar will help to remove the appeared stains:

  • Dilute with water in equal proportions.
  • Dampen a sponge in the resulting solution and treat it with stains.
  • Rub the spots until they are completely removed.
table_pic_att150700138810 Recipe 3. Ammonia

It will effectively help to cope with various stains:

  • Mix 100 ml of alcohol with a small amount of detergent.
  • Mix thoroughly and apply the mixture to the stain.
  • Rub the dirt gently.
  • Rinse the solution with clean water.
table_pic_att150700139211 Recipe 4. Liquid dishwashing detergent

This option will help to quickly remove oily stains:

  • Dissolve 2 teaspoons of the product in a little water.
  • Moisten a sponge in the resulting solution and rub it with dirt.
  • Remove residues with a damp cloth.
  • Rinse the treated area with clean water.
table_pic_att150700139212 Recipe 5. Soap solution

If you do not know how to whiten a down jacket
from yellow stains, then use this recipe:

  • Use your own hands to prepare a not too strong soap solution.
  • Dampen a cloth in it and gently rub the yellowed places. Act point, so as not to wet down.
  • Dry the material with a hairdryer.
table_pic_att150700139313 Recipe 6. Petrol

For removing fatty stains will help refined gasoline:

  • Dampen a cotton pad in liquid.
  • Rub the stain lightly.
  • Wash off the gasoline with clean water.

    First, be sure to check the effect of gasoline on a small inconspicuous area!


I told how to wash a down jacket without divorces, and how to cope with pollution on it. You just have to follow the instructions and enjoy a perfectly clean product.

Visually about washing outerwear you will see in the video in this article. And if you have any questions, be sure to ask them in the comments - I will try to help.

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