How To Revive The Water Repellency of My Mycra Pac Raincoat?
My Mycra Pac Raincoat Is No Longer Waterproof
Many customers ask why their raincoat lost the ability to repel rain over time. Mycra Pac Raincoats is treated with a durable water repellent (DWR) which helps the raincoat repel extra water than just the fabric alone. Virtually all water resistant rainwear is treated with durable water repellent (DWR), to make the raincoat repel more water. Most raingear on the market is water resistant and not waterproof. Raingear that does not need to be treated with a DWR is waterproof raingear. A waterproof coat would be made out of vinyl or rubber, but these types of raincoats are not breathable.
DWR can wear down over time due to normal wear and tear, oils from skin, dirt and scrapes. Rain wear fabric will need to be retreated. You can purchase a water repellent fabric spray and treat your coat at home. Alternatively, you can take your Mycra Pac Raincoat to a dry cleaner, and the coat can be retreated there by a professional.
First wash your Mycra Pac raincoat with a gentle detergent such as Forever New Biodegradable Laundry Soap on a gentle cycle or hand wash depending on the garments washing instructions. You can find care instructions for your Mycra Pac raincoat inside the pocket of the coat or read the Going In Style suggested Mycra Pac care instructions >> www.goinginstyle.org/mycra-pac-washing-and-care-instructions/
Let your coat dry before treating with DWR. Hang your coat outside and spray a thin even layer of DWR per instructions. Let the fresh DWR treatment dry for one or two days before wearing your Mycra Pac coat.
As an added step, you can gently treat you coat with heat. You can tumble dry your Mycra Pac on low temperature if the garments instructions allow for a tumble dry. Alternatively, you can steam the coat with a clothes steamer or hang the coat in the sun for an hour and apply heat that way.
These steps should insure that your Mycra Pac rainwear is water repellent again and will protect you from the rain.