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Re waterproofing a raincoat

post #1 of 4
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Hi,

I've got a raincoat (cotton exterior) that has gotten a bit dirty and needs a clean. I'm fine with sending it to a dry-cleaner for this. However, I imagine it then needs to be re-waterproofed.

The nicer dry cleaners will do this, for a sum of £25-30. To be honest for that amount (on top of the dry cleaning cost) I would rather attempt it myself.

So does anyone have any tips/knowledge on how best to do this? Or what the dry cleaners use?

I should state that I know that raincoats are not "waterproof" but are resistant to water.

Thanks,
Ross
post #2 of 4
I did this for years with all cotton English raincoats.
The dry cleaner's "water-proofing" in my experience was inadequate,
and over priced. Just get a can of Scotchguard for fabrics and follow the instructions.
It should be done in a well-ventilated place. Good luck.
post #3 of 4

+1

 

I've done this a couple of time. It works well and is cost effective.

post #4 of 4
+1 for scotchguard
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