6 Tips to Keep Your Custom Football Jerseys in Tip Top Shape!
So you’ve taken the first step to bringing your Football team together and created completely custom Football Jerseys for them! That’s awesome! With our Home Court Advantage, we will deliver your custom Football Jerseys in approximately three to four weeks. Until then, you may be wondering how to take care of and wash your custom Football Jerseys so they stay vibrant and tough the whole season.
Well, you’re in luck!
Our custom Football Jerseys are made with high quality fabric that is tough and resistant to ripping and tearing. And the sublimated designs are embedded in the fabric, so they are there to stay. But we do have some tips you can share with your players for washing their custom Football Jerseys to ensure they stay in their best shape throughout the season.
To keep your custom Football Jerseys looking vibrant all season long, follow these tips!
#1 It’s best to wash them immediately after use.
This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to let those custom Football Jerseys lay draped over the back of a chair or balled up in the bathroom hamper overnight after a big game. And while your custom Football Jerseys will be fine if you let them sit overnight (although they may emit an unpleasant smell!), it’s best to go ahead and throw them in the washing machine as soon as you get home. Especially if you have stains on them – the longer they sit, the harder it will be to get them out of the fabric.
You’re working hard out on the field, but so is your custom Football Jersey! All of our custom sports uniforms have moisture management technology, so your custom Football Jersey is working hard to redirect sweat and keep you cool and dry throughout the game. After all that hard work, it needs a good wash!
#2 Wash by hand or in the washing machine on the gentle cycle.
This one is a necessity. You have to be careful when you’re washing custom sports uniforms with moisture wicking properties. The cold water will keep the sublimated colors bright but will also prevent the fabric of your custom Football Jersey from wearing out prematurely. Also avoid using any strong laundry detergents, stick to mild detergents.
In addition, do not use fabric softeners or other chemicals when you’re washing your custom Football Jerseys. It’s possible that the chemicals will create a coating on top of the fabric which will compromise its moisture management performance.
Also, when hand washing your custom Football Jerseys, do not wring the jersey tightly to dry it. This could cause it to lose shape. Squeezing it gently to remove excess moisture is fine, but do not squeeze too tightly.
#3 Use a garment bag.
This isn’t a necessity, but it offers valuable protection. Your custom Football Jersey is resistant to ripping and tearing, but sometimes when it’s mingling in the washing machine with your other gear that has hooks, velcro, zippers, or anything else like that, it can cause some damage like pilling or it can accumulate fuzz. Protect the fabric of your custom Football Jersey by tossing it in a garment bag before you throw it in the washing machine.
#4 Use vinegar or baking soda to eliminate odors.
Instead of using heavy duty chemicals to eliminate the heavy duty odors that come with a sports uniform, add a cup of vinegar in the bleach dispenser of your washing machine. Then let the washing machine do its job and those odors will be obliterated! And don’t worry, the vinegar will just fight off all the bad odors without leaving your custom Football Jersey with that pungent vinegar scent, we promise. Instead, your Football Jersey will smell clean and refreshed once the wash cycle is done!
If the smell is really bad, like you left your custom Football Jersey enclosed in its own stink in your gym bag over the weekend, then you can also throw in ½ cup of baking soda and that should take care of it!
#5 Do not dry your custom Football Jerseys in the dryer.
While you can put your custom Football Jerseys in the dryer, on the low heat setting, it’s best to let it air dry on a drying rack. The heat of a dryer can cause the elasticity in your custom Football Jerseys to wear and lose that hold. Also, your run the risk of your Football gear, like shoulder pads, becoming misshapen by the heat of the dryer.
Tip: If you do need to put it in the dryer, in a pinch, don’t use dryer sheets as this can break down the fabric quicker.
#6 Dry with a hairdryer on the cool setting to prevent wrinkles.
If you do notice you have issues with wrinkling when you air dry your custom Football Jersey, or you need to dry it quickly, you can use a hairdryer on the cool setting. It shouldn’t take long for your custom Football Jersey to dry, since it has moisture wicking technology anyway, and it will prevent wrinkles.