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The weather in Uk is changeable. One minute the sun is out and the next it rains. Weather conditions have an impact on the water-repellent coating of your clothing. It is affected by rain, dirt, and other external influences. It is important to make fabric waterproof. You can do that by impregnating it again.
It is easy to waterproof clothing with our HG waterproof for clothes and fabrics. Rain is forecast, but you'd like to go out anyway? Various tips are shared on the internet for keeping your clothing dry. HG randomly selected a number of tips.
1. Good closures!
It is important to have a good flap or zip in your coat. It means that rain cannot be blown in or through. A zipper or Velcro is better than buttons, because they provide a better closure for the coat. Pockets are exposed to rain too. Make sure they are closed properly.
2. Fit of the clothing
When you go out in the rain it is important that the openings of the clothing fit your body in the best possible way. The collar of your coat should close properly around your neck and the cuffs around your wrists. It means that body warmth cannot escape and prevents rain from dripping in.
3. Extra protection
To be certain that you get dry out of the rain, a little bit of extra protection is not a luxury. Are you expecting rain? Take an umbrella or a poncho.
How to make fabric waterproof: 3 tips
Do you want to find out how to waterproof cotton fabric? You can waterproof a jacket with an impregnator. Various tips are shared on the internet. HG collected 3 tips for making clothing waterproof. It is easy to waterproof clothing with our HG waterproof for clothes and fabrics.
1. Treat parts that are sensitive to wear particularly well
Garments all have parts that are more sensitive to wear. The ends of the sleeves, the shoulders, and elbows are all parts that require extra attention. Treat these parts extra well for longer protection.
2. Make sure that all parts of the clothing are treated
If you want to waterproof clothing, it is important to treat the entire garment. So including the underside of the collar, small pockets or seams.
3. Check the fabric
Not all fabrics are equally water-absorbent or water-repellent. Waterproofing a winter coat is easier than waterproofing a summer coat. An absorbing fabric absorbs the impregnator better.
HG provides the solution for waterproofing clothing
How to waterproof a jacket HG waterproof for clothes and fabrics is the solution for effectively impregnating your coat. It waterproofs the garment, but the product also protects it effectively and conveniently against most stains.
How do you use HG waterproof for clothes and fabrics:
- The garment that requires treatment must be clean and dry.
- Fill a bucket, bowl or sink with approximately 6 litres of lukewarm water.
- Add 100 ml of the product for every kilo of laundry.
- Submerge the garment in the solution and turn it regularly for 15 minutes.
- Then rinse with cold water.
This effect of this product is enhanced by heat and therefore it is preferable to iron the fabric before it is fully dry or dry it in a tumble-drier.
- These instructions are for waterproofing by hand. For the washing-machine method look on the label. However, do check the care label of the fabric to ensure it can be ironed or tumble-dried. Otherwise, leave it to dry on the washing line.
Protect fabrics permanently
Postpone washing your garments to ensure the water-repellent coating stays intact as long as possible. Give your fabrics or leather an extra protective coating with HG 4-in-1 protector for textiles or HG 4-in-1 protector for leather. These sprays ensure that dirt does not penetrate into the fibres and that stains are easier to remove.
Did the garment become dirty? First wipe the fabric with a wet cloth. The fabric also needs to be treated regularly with water-repellent and dirt-repellent sprays for a lasting effect.
Frequently Asked Questions about how to waterproof cotton (jacket)
How do I keep my clothing dry?
Make sure your clothing closes properly. It is also is important that the openings of the clothing fit your body in the best possible way. Take an umbrella or a poncho as a precaution.
How to make fabric waterproof?
You can waterproof a jacket with an impregnator. Tips:
- Treat parts that are sensitive to wear particularly well.
- Make sure that all parts of the clothing are treated.
- Remember, not all garments are equally water-absorbent or water-repellent.
Which HG product do I use to waterproof my clothing?
HG waterproof for clothes and fabrics is the solution for effectively impregnating your coat. It waterproofs the garment, but the product also protects it effectively and conveniently against most stains.