Do you love wearing your faux leather leggings as often as you can? You know that they are almost impossible to wear out. However, there is a bad side to wearing them all the time. They start being smelly and having stains after a while. Don’t worry! Here I have some great tips on how to wash faux leather leggings so they will look new again in no time!
Things You Will Need:
1) Tide free and clear laundry detergent or Weigh Down (brand) for Wood products
2) Your favorite laundry soap
Step 1: Prepare the Faux Leather Leggings for Washing
Before starting to wash faux leather leggings, you will need to prepare them. Remove any accessories that are attached to the clothing, such as zippers or buttons. Then turn your clothing inside out so that when you wash it your outer side will be facing outside after you finish washing it.
If the clothes have a lining, remove it before turning them inside out too. After removing these two things, also cut off any loose threads in order to avoid later snagging onto other fabrics in the wash or dryer.
Step 2: Add Detergent to the Washing Machine
Now it is time to add your detergent! Pour in enough detergent to cover the clothing, but do not put in so much that it will create suds. If you are using Tide free and clear laundry detergent or Weigh Down for Wood products, there is no need to add any bleach.
However, if you are using a different laundry detergent, then follow the instructions on the bottle as to whether or not you should add bleach.
Step 3: Start the Washing Machine
Once you have added your detergent, close up the washing machine and let it run its cycle. The length of time will depend on the settings that you have made on your machine, but it should be around 10 minutes.
Step 4: Remove the Faux Leather Leggings from the Washing Machine
After the washing machine has finished its cycle, remove your faux leather leggings and place them in a separate area to dry. Do not place them in the dryer just yet!
Step 5: Hang the Faux Leather Leggings to Dry
Now it is time to hang your faux leather leggings so that they can air dry. This may take a few hours, so be patient! Once they are completely dry, you can then put them back on and enjoy wearing them once again.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Can I put my faux leather leggings in the dryer?
A. No, do not put your faux leather leggings in the dryer. The heat will cause them to shrink and they may also become damaged. Instead, air dry them by hanging them up.
Q. How can I remove stains from my faux leather leggings?
A. If your faux leather leggings have any stains on them, you can try to remove them using a toothbrush and some laundry detergent. Be sure to test this method on an inconspicuous area of the clothing first to make sure that it does not damage the fabric.
If the stain does not come after trying this method, then you can always try spotting remover. Just be sure to test this method on an inconspicuous area of the clothing first too, just to make sure that it does not damage the fabric.
Q. Can I use bleach?
A. No, do not use bleach when washing faux leather leggings! It will destroy the dye in the material and cause it to fade or change color entirely. You can also turn your clothing inside out before washing to protect the exterior side from any bleaching agents that are present in detergents or wash water.
Now that you know how to wash faux leather leggings, there is no need to be concerned about them starting to smell or becoming stained. Just follow these simple steps and your clothing will look new again in no time!
Thanks for reading! I hope this article was helpful. 🙂