How to Wash and Dry Your Rashguards
Surf & Diving

How to Wash and Dry Your Rashguards

For outdoor enthusiasts who spend a lot of time wearing rash guards, especially during surfing, it's important to take good care of them. The results are probably predictable if you throw surf rash guards directly into the washing machine. How to wash and dry your rashguards and your kids rash guard? Here are some simple steps that can effectively extend the life of your best rash guard:

 

 

Table of Content:

Post-Swim

Washing & Drying

Maintenance

 

 

Post-Swim

Rashguards

 

After a day of exhilarating fun, do you typically toss your rash guard carelessly into the hot confines of your car's trunk? It's time to break that habit! Such a move could significantly diminish the lifespan of your rash guard as both seawater and UV rays have adverse effects on its fabric. Instead, to safeguard your rash guard and extend its longevity, it's crucial to follow proper cleaning and maintenance practices. It is recommended to rinse it with cold water immediately after swimming in the pool or sea.

 

 

Washing & Drying

Let's talk about how to give your rash guard some love after your swim! Here's what you can do:

 

1. It Off: Right after your swim, give your rash guard a good rinse with some fresh water. This helps wash away any salt, chlorine, or sand.

 

2. Handle with Care: Fill up a sink or tub with cool water and a bit of gentle detergent. Gently hand wash your rash guard, especially focusing on any spots with stains or smells.

 

3. Rinse Again: Once you've washed it, give it another rinse with fresh water to make sure all the soap is gone.

 

3. Air It Out: Hang your rash guard to dry in a breezy spot away from direct sunlight. Avoid using the dryer since heat can be tough on the fabric.

 

Following these steps will keep your rash guard fresh and ready for your next aquatic adventure!

 

 

Maintenance

1. Bright-colored diving suits may experience staining and discoloration if they come into contact with mud or dirt, so please be vigilant.

 

2. Storing the product in sealed containers like plastic bags when it's damp after use may lead to discoloration. Also, avoid leaving it in the car trunk as high temperatures can cause significant damage to the fabric.

 

3. It's normal for diving suits and related products to accumulate a small amount of sand. After washing and drying, gently pat or stretch the product to remove any sand particles.

 

4. Try to avoid contact between clothing and substances like sunscreen, which can reduce damage to the fabric.

 

5. Keep the product away from sharp objects to prevent tearing.

 

6. Avoid contact with rough surfaces like cement, sand, or rocks to prevent abrasions.

 

7. Many women's diving suits come with cups. After washing, refrain from wringing or pressing the cup area forcefully to avoid deformation, which may affect comfort when wearing.

 

 

FAQ

Q: Can you wash and dry a rash guard?

A: Yes, you can wash and dry a rash guard. It's recommended to wash it in cold water with mild detergent and then air dry it to maintain its quality.

 

Q: Do rashguards shrink in the dryer?

A: Rash guards typically don't shrink in the dryer if washed and dried according to the care instructions. However, to be safe, it's best to air dry them.

 

Q: Do rash guards dry quickly?

A: Yes, rash guards are designed to dry quickly due to their moisture-wicking properties and lightweight materials, making them ideal for water activities.

 

 

References:

https://www.cleaninginstitute.org/cleaning-tips/clothes/fabric-care/caring-rash-guard-clothing

https://www.rvca.com/blogs/expert-guides/jj-rash-guard-care-guide

https://www.flowholdsd.com/blogs/news/how-to-wash-a-rashguard

https://www.elitesports.com/blogs/news/how-to-wash-bjj-rash-guard

https://www.swimoutlet.com/blogs/guides/how-to-care-for-rashguards

 

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