LATEX IS A DELICATE, NATURAL MATERIAL, SO HERE ARE A FEW QUICK NOTES:
- Oils, greases and solvents will damage your latex.
- The same goes for perfumes, deodorants and antiperspirants. If you are wearing these before you decide to wear your latex garment, simply make sure they have fully absorbed into your body or evaporated to minimize risk factor of your garment being damaged.
- Keep latex out of prolonged exposure to light as it will cause discolouration over time.
- Likewise, prolonged exposure to heat, high humidity and water (hot or cold) can compromise the integrity of your latex garment/cause discolouration.
- Metal also will discolour your latex garments, so avoid using metal coat hangers when storing and avoid prolonged contact with copper or nickle based metals.
- If wearing leather in conjunction with your latex garment, be aware that most *real* leather is treated with oils and therefore can impact the integrity of your latex.
- Be mindful that sharp objects, including fingernails, can tear latex if not handled appropriately.
- Latex can be washed in a bucket or bath simply with lukewarm water, using one or two drops of mild detergent or baby shampoo. Rinse well with fresh water and hang on a wooden or plastic coat hanger to drip dry. You can also use a micro fibre towel to remove excess water.
- After washing, you can apply a small amount of water or silicone based lube or talcum powder to the surface of your latex after drying and before storing. This is optional.
- You do not have to wash your latex every garment after every time you wear it. However, an excessive/prolonged build up of sweat, lube or talc can weaken your latex. We suggest washing your latex every 3-4 times you wear it.
- DO NOT DRY CLEAN, PUT IN A WASHING MACHINE OR USE SOAP POWDER
- If hanging, make sure to only use a wooden or plastic coat hanger as metal can compromise the integrity of the latex and cause discolouration.
- Keep latex dry and in the dark - out of prolonged exposure to light. Garment bags are an excellent option.
- Try to keep latex away from other coloured latex. Sometimes colours can transfer if stored with other colours.
- Only use water or silicone based lubricant to shine your latex. Oil based lubricant will compromise the integrity of the seams and your latex garment may fall apart in your hands.
WEARING YOUR LATEX
- Determine whether or not your latex is chlorinated. Can you slip it on without a struggle? It's either chlorinated or doesn't cover enough surface area to cause a struggle.
- If you struggle to get into it without a dressing aid, simply use water or silicone based lubricant or talcum powder to slide your garment onto your skin.
Please contact us if you require further information about your latex garment.