How Do You Waterproof A Cloth Jacket?
The main things you expect a jacket to do are keep you warm and keep you protected from rain, cold, sleet and snow. Wearing a water-logged jacket feels awful; the wet fabric feels cold and heavy against your skin. Waterproofing a cloth jacket is one way to protect yourself from the elements and prevent your jacket from becoming soaked and possibly damaged. Step 1 Brush the outer surface of the jacket if it is new or has been cleaned recently. Step 2 If the jacket is older or soiled, check its label for cleaning information. If the jacket can go through the washing machine, set the machine on its cool, delicate setting and turn it on. Pour a cap full of gentle laundry detergent into the water, wash and rinse the jacket, and dry it according to the label directions. Step 3 Shake the can of waterproofing spray. Hold the can about 8 inches away from the surface of the jacket. Step 4 Spray the waterproofing formula onto the jacket, using a smooth, continuous motion. Put on a coating that is