Most sports jerseys are made of either polyester or another synthetic fabric, which can be easily cleaned and dried. However, it is the heat-pressed decals (numbers, display logos, or athlete’s name) on these shirts that need extra care while washing.
Here we'll show how to wash them properly, so they retain as much of their original color as possible while keeping away harmful stains! A good way to keep these garments looking fresh (without having an expensive dry cleaner bill at the end of every month) would be by washing them yourself, using this easy tutorial on how to wash your sports jersey without damaging it.
1. Remove the stains by hand
Before putting the jersey into the washer, remove any hard stains on fabric and emblems/numbers. Sweat can be stubborn, but sweat-stain removal instructions are easy for most people. If your shirt has mustard or ketchup spots, it might require extra care when cleaning, because those ingredients could leave behind residue after washing (although they usually don’t). Here’s how you can get rid of them before putting your jersey into the washer:
2. Prepare them for washing
You’ll need to consider the color of your jerseys (in case you're washing all of them together), and other clothes that are getting washed with them.
3. Clean your jersey in a washer
Cleaning your jersey requires a ‘delicate’ touch. Even with your washer, you have to be careful not to wash too hard and possibly ruin it.
Tips to Properly Dry Your Jersey
Avoid improper methods to dry your jersey. They may cause damage and ruin the fabric, as well as warp or crack any emblems/numbers on it! Take the following steps to properly dry your jersey:
We hope that these tips on how to wash your sports jersey without damaging it will ensure that it continues to look the best possible, for as long as possible. The goal here is to make sure that you’re washing the jersey properly so that you avoid ruining the jersey by fading the color, permanently setting stains, or causing permanent rips or tears.
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