How to Get a Stain off a Windbreaker

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Windbreaker jackets require special care for stain removal.
Windbreaker jackets require special care for stain removal.

Sometimes normal, everyday life can result in stains on your clothing. Eating, drinking and dirt stains are not uncommon on clothes. Windbreaker jackets are not immune and easily stain like any other clothing. However, Windbreaker jackets are often made of nylon material that requires special care in washing and stain removal. Not knowing the correct way to remove a stain from a Windbreaker could possibly damage the material.

Things You'll Need

  • Bleach-free laundry detergent
  • Measuring cup
  • Warm water
  • Spoon
  • Cloth
  • Rubber gloves
  • Laundry solvent
  • Paper towels

Removing Food and Drink Stains

Step 1

Place a few drops of bleach-free laundry detergent into a cup of warm water. Stir the water until the laundry detergent and water are well mixed.

Step 2

Apply the laundry detergent solution to the stain with a clean cloth. Dab the stain gently with the cloth. Leave the solution on the stain for at least 15 minutes.

Step 3

Check the Windbreaker to see if the stain still remains. If there is still a stain, repeat the application of the laundry detergent solution with the cloth. Repeat this process until the stain is gone.

Step 4

Wash the Windbreaker in a regular wash cycle. Hang the Windbreaker on a hanger to air dry.

Removing Grease Stains

Step 1

Apply a paper towel to the stain to soak up as much of the grease as possible.

Step 2

Put on a pair of rubber gloves. Apply a few drops of laundry solvent to the corner of a clean cloth. Some brands of laundry solvents are Solvtec and Cuff & Collar. Dab the laundry solvent onto the stain. Do not apply the solvent to any other part of the Windbreaker except on the stain.

Step 3

Soak up excess solvent from the stain with paper towels. Check to see if the stain has been removed. If the stain remains, repeat the process, applying the solvent until the stain is gone.

Step 4

Wipe away any remaining traces of solvent with a paper towel. Wash the Windbreaker in a regular wash cycle. Hang the Windbreaker on a hanger to air dry.

Tip

  • For wax or gum stains, freeze the material with a cube of ice, or place the jacket in the freezer. Afterward, you will be able to chip the stain away.

    For body secretion stains such as urine, blood or vomit, pour hydrogen peroxide over the stain. It will break up the stain while also neutralizing any odor.

Warning

  • Do not dry Windbreaker jackets in the dryer. This will weaken the material.

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