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How To Reproof A Waterproof Jacket


03/05/18

If you notice the fabric of your jacket is absorbing rather than repelling water, it’s time to reproof it. This guide will show you how to reproof a waterproof jacket using either a Waterproofing Spray or a wash in waterproofer.


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Waterproof Spray

The Mountain Warehouse waterproof spray is an easy way to improve the water repellency of your jacket.

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Wash in Proofer

If you need to clean your waterproof jacket as well as reproofing, Mountain Warehouse Wash n Proof is for you.

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How to Use Our Proofing Products

Our proofers should not alter the look or handle of the fabric. However, it is recommended that the products are tested on a small, inconspicuous area before spraying on or washing into the garment.


Waterproof Spray

A waterproof spray will help reproof your jacket to maximise its waterproofing and breathability.

Always wash your jacket first if re-proofing using a waterproofing spray. Dirt and oil can clog up the breathable membrane found in many waterproof jackets, making it feel as though water is penetrating through the fabric. When washing your jacket, it is important to use a specialist performance cleaner designed for technical outerwear rather than everyday household detergents.

How to Use:

1. Spray the product evenly on the outside of the jacket from approximately 15-20 cm away. Hanging the jacket on a washing line when spraying with the proofer will help maintain an even coating.

2. Check the jacket carefully to ensure no areas of the fabric have been missed.

3. Wipe off any excess with a damp cloth.

4. Allow the jacket to dry naturally.

5. For high abrasion areas such as the elbows and shoulders, it’s recommended that a second coat of proofer is applied. Again, allow to dry naturally.


Wash in Proofer

If you want to wash your jacket at the same time as reproofing, we recommend using Wash n Proof.

How to Use:

1. Pour the appropriate amount of proofer into the detergent compartment (instructions for this will usually be found on your product)

2. Allow the washing machine to run through the complete wash and rinse cycle at 30 degrees celsius.

3. Heat helps to activate the product, so if the jacket’s care instructions allow, you can tumble dry the jacket on a low or medium heat.

 

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