How To Clean A Baseball Cap Without Ruining It
If doing laundry can be a pain in the neck sometimes, washing items of clothing like caps can be a real headache. Can you put them in the washing machine? Will they shrink? Lose their colour? The truth is that it does depend on each individual cap, but this OneHowTo article will give you some general advice on how to clean a baseball cap without ruining it.
The first thing you should do before cleaning your baseball cap if you don't want to ruin it is to see if it has a label with washing instructions - this way you can be sure about the best way to keep your cap in top condition. We recommend having a look at our article on what do the washing symbols on clothes mean to learn more about the best ways to wash clothes.
If you've already cut the label off and don't know the proper way to wash your baseball cap without ruining it, we suggest you don't risk putting it in the washing machine, especially if it's a new cap or if you're particularly fond of it.
If your baseball cap has stains on it and you want to get rid of them, you can try removing them with a mixture of water, washing-up liquid and ammonia. Using a toothbrush, scrub the stains, and then leave the cap to dry in the shade. It's very important not to leave it in the sun, as this may make the stains permanent.
You can also choose to clean your baseball cap by hand. We recommend washing it in cold water, especially if it's a colored baseball cap, to prevent fading or shrinking. Fill a basin or tub with water and add some hand wash detergent.
You should leave the baseball cap to soak for a while, and you'll probably need to scrub the part where the peak meets the main part of the cap, as well as the sides, to get rid of sweat marks.
Rinse the cap with water to remove any traces of the hand wash detergent, until there's no lather left. Pay special attention to the peak - don't try to wring it out as you may end up ruining the shape of the cap.
When drying the cap, the best thing to do is to put it in a small towel or dishcloth to maintain its shape. Although it takes a bit longer, we suggest leaving it to dry in the shade, so it doesn't fade in the sun.
If it's an old baseball cap, you could choose to put it directly in the washing machine, although there's no guarantee that this won't ruin the shape of the cap or cause the colors to fade.
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