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How to wash a football jersey

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Whether you’ve been playing football in your jersey or just worked up a sweat cheering on your favorite team, it might be that your football  jersey needs a wash. It can be intimidating to wash a jersey, though—often a sports jersey is more than just a piece of clothing. If you’re wondering how to wash football  jerseys, you’ve come to the right place! We’ll guide you through.

Can you wash football jerseys?

Of course! But we get why you’d be wondering this—you don’t want to wash your favorite jersey and end up with it ruined. There are a few extra precautions to take when washing your favorite jersey, but with the right laundry routine, you’ll have a fresh, clean jersey again in no time.

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How to wash a football jersey

Washing a football jersey is really like washing any jersey—but we’ll guide you through the steps and point out anything you should pay special attention to. Wondering what the best way to do laundry is in general? Look no further than our article on the best method for laundry!

  1. The best thing to do is to read the label on your football jersey as that will give you the important washing instructions.
  2. Depending on the material of your jersey, set up the right temperature on your machine. Cotton can wash hotter than polyester, for example, so select a warm wash cycle if your NFLfootball jersey is cotton or a cold wash cycle if your football jersey is a blend.
  3. Because you’ll want to protect your football jersey, select a lower spin cycle than usual. If you have a “gentle” cycle, select this one.
  4. If you’re able to, avoid washing your football jersey with clothes such as pants or cardigans with zippers—the zippers can get caught on the jersey and damage it.
  5. Before you put your jersey in the wash, turn it inside out to protect the outside. You can also use laundry bags to protect your clothes in the wash.
  6. Wash with similar colors using a good quality detergent such as Persil® Odor Fighter.
  7. Once the wash is done, line dry the jersey. Using a machine dryer is fine for most garments, but if you’re particularly attached to a piece of clothing, it can be safer to dry that piece on a drying rack or hanger.

That’s it! You now know how to wash a football jersey! Checking the care label and doing all that you can to protect your football  jersey should help you keep it in good shape for a long time to come. If you would like to read some of our other laundry tips, check out the laundry section on our website. And join us now for more tips and special offers!