Spray or wash
Again and again I get angry about the loss of impregnation when I wash my rowing clothes. I already have the topic with my rain gear or ski clothes. What do I do with functional clothing? How should I reactivate the impregnation?
Basically there are two approaches: Wash in or spray on.
|Impregnating detergent||Impregnation spray|
|Time to impregnate?||First after washing in a separate wash or as a combined solution||After drying|
|How to impregnate?||1. impregnating detergent in the rinsing chamber
2. start gentle cycle
3. drying (ideal in the tumble dryer)
|1. spray dry clothing over the entire surface
2. hang clothing on a hanger
3. allow to dry
|Problems||Chemistry to be washed may cause skin irritation with cheap products||Poor spraying performance can lead to poor results. Read safety data sheet. Do not inhale|
|Advantages||Simpler 2in1 operation
|Selected surfaces can be impregnated more strongly/weakly|
|Disadvantages||Depletion of breathability, impregnation requires wash cycle||Difficult to achieve a uniform large area impregnation, washing as an independent process (duration), health|
|Frequency||Not necessary after every wash – depending on load and expected weather||Ye after stress and expected weather|
|Costs||From 6.00 to 22.00 EUR||From 7,00 to 19,00 EUR|
So it almost doesn’t matter. If you have a little more time and are looking for an “all-in” solution, washing is your best bet.
Spraying is quick, but does not work without problems from a health point of view.