UNIFORM CLEANING and DRYING INSTRUCTIONS
Now that you have your football equipment, please treat it well! Here’s a basic equipment cleaning guide. You may not need to clean some items regularly (pads, helmet, etc.), but if you do, please follow these instructions:
- Shoulder pads: Wipe with soapy sponge. Towel dry excess water. Lightly spray with Fabreeze (NOT Lysol). Air dry overnight.
- Helmet: Wash with soapy sponge inside and out to remove dirt. Remove the cheek pads and chin strap and softly scrub. Towel dry everything. Air dry overnight.
- Game Jersey: Uniforms should be washed immediately after each use if at all possible, in cold water. Prior to washing turning garments inside out will help preserve the twill or Perma-printing lettering. Do not wash uniforms with other items such as towels. The rinse cycle should likewise be set for cold water. Machine wash on gentle cycle. We recommend a detergent similar to Tide for Coldwater. Hang up to air dry overnight. * Jerseys should NEVER be machine-dried.*
DO NOT USE CHLORINE BLEACH OR FABRIC SOFTENERS!
Heavily soiled garments (grass, dirt, clay mud ), pre-treated is recommended
Spray on products such as Spray ‘n Wash or Shout and leave on 15 minutes to absorb before washing.
Products such as Stick Stain or Shout Gel can be rubbed on stubborn stains and left overnight for washing the next day.
For blood stains, it is best to rinse in cold water as soon as possible, and if necessary, soak in cold water before washing. One of the above pre-treatments can be used, or an oxygen based laundry booster such as Oxy Clean can also be used for blood stains.
For ink Stains, use hair spray, Simply spray on and rub until ink is gone. Then wash as normal.
DO NOT OVERLOAD WASHER
Remove uniforms immediately after washing and turn uniform reverse side out and hang dry all garments.
DO NOT DRY CLEAN OR IRON UNIFORMS
Thank you for your diligence and care of Crown Point Jr Bulldogs Football equipment – your efforts help to keep our COST DOWN!