How to Care for Your Basketball Jersey
There are two very important things that are involved in caring for a basketball jersey. The first step is involved in washing the basketball jersey. The second step is involved in storing the basketball jersey.
Washing the basketball jersey
There are several steps in the process of washing a basketball jersey. The first step is to know what kind of material that the basketball jersey is made of. Most of the time, the jerseys are made of polyester knit or mesh. This is because these type of materials are easier to take care then cotton.
The second step is to presoak that jersey. This is one of the most important steps in keeping the jersey clean. When you get home from the game, put the jersey into a sink to wash off as much dirt as you can. Then you will need to fill up a large sink with warm not hot water. Then add a capful of your favorite heavy duty laundry detergent along with a cup of baking soda. The baking soda will help to take the odor out of the jersey. The jersey will need to soak for at least an hour but it will work better if it soaks overnight. It is also very important to know whether you have hard or soft water. This is because if you have hard water, it will not remove the soil like it is suppose to. In order to remove as much soil as possible you will need to add a water conditioner to the sink. This will just help the laundry detergent work the best it can.
The third step is to not use a chlorine bleach. This goes even if it is a white jersey. This is because it will not work on the type of material that the jerseys are made of. Plus it could damage the jersey over time. It is best to use an oxygen or all fabric bleach to help to whiten and brighten the jersey. The jersey will need to set in the bleach for about an hour.
The fourth step is to make sure that you wash the jersey all by itself. It is very important that you do not wash the jersey with any of clothes. This is because the cotton that most clothes are made out of will leave lint on the jersey. The lint will show up more on the kids’ numbers and letters on the jersey. After you are done soaking your jersey, fill up the washer with cool water and laundry detergent and wash it like you normally would your other clothes.
The fifth step is make sure their is no heat around the jersey. This means that you do not need to put your jersey in the dryer. This is because the heat could cause the jersey to shrink and fade the colors out. It could also make stains stay on the jersey. It is best to hang up the jersey and let it airdry. But keep it away from any direct sunlight.
Tips about washing the jersey
There are a couple of tips to washing your kid’s jersey. The first tip is to always use cold water. This is because if you use hot water, the hot water could make the stains impossible to get out of the jersey by setting in the stain. Usually all of the techniques that you use with presoaking the jersey will take out all of the stains. The second tip is to check the jersey before you put it into the washer for the stains that did not come out when you presoaked it. This is so you can rub the jersey with a pre-treater to try to take care of those stains. The third tip is to never iron the jersey. This is because the heat in the iron can ruin the letters and numbers that are on the jersey.
Storing your basketball jersey
There are some very important steps that parents should know when it comes to storing your child’s jersey. The first step is to always hang up the basketball jersey after you have washed it. This allows the jersey to dry properly without messing up the size, letters, and numbers that on are the jersey. The second step is to never fold up the jersey. This is the letters and numbers on the jersey can become cracked and will eventually peel off. But if you have to fold it, then do not put the folds in the jersey where the letters and numbers are. It is always a good idea to hand it up on a wall so you can display the jersey and keep it safe from heat in the process.
These are the most important steps in taking care of your kids’ jersey.