Latex/Rubber

October 30th, 2012

Cleaning Latex/Rubber

Wash as soon after wearing as possible. Hand wash with lukewarm water and mild soap such as baby shampoo. To dry, hang or lay flat to air dry. If there are any zippers or metal grommets, dry those first with a lint-free towel. Turn garment inside out to finish drying. Dust with talc to prevent sticking.

Storing Latex/Rubber

Dust lightly with talc before putting away. Store in light proof plastic bag. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not mix colors in the storage bag.

Top Tips

1) Avoid long fingernails and sharp objects
2) Beware of oils – wash as soon as possible
3) Avoid contact with copper, bronze and brass
4) Avoid sun or UV light
5) Avoid high heat and humidity

Dressing in Latex
Use powder or lube on garment and/or body to ease sliding on. Pull gently so as not to tear the garment. Slide hand beneath garment, shift large sections at a time. Polish garment with silicone lube or latex polish. You can use spray, lint-free cloth or your hands.

Repairing Tears
Clean garment with soapy water. Wipe tear and patch with alcohol. Buff area to be glued carefully with medium sandpaper. Put a small amount of rubber cement on both surfaces. Wait for the surface to uncurl, but while still tacky, press together. Run finger, or roll a small cylinder over area to remove air bubbles. Let dry overnight.

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