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.
|Time to impregnate?
|First after washing in a separate wash or as a combined solution
|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
|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
|Simpler 2in1 operation
|Selected surfaces can be impregnated more strongly/weakly
|Depletion of breathability, impregnation requires wash cycle
|Difficult to achieve a uniform large area impregnation, washing as an independent process (duration), health
|Not necessary after every wash – depending on load and expected weather
|Ye after stress and expected weather
|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.