Cleaning your Santa Suit
WARNING. These are only tips for cleaning your Santa Suit, we are not liable for damage caused due to these tips.
Storing your Santa Suit is important, we advise
Hanging your suit on a padded hanger.
Keep it in a garmet bag
Store in a well ventilated
Try not to keep in a cramped packed in wardrobe, allow air to circulate.
Most suit manufacturers advise to dry clean only, this does need to be done in a very careful way, each year we do hear from 1 or 2 customers that their Santa suit has returned from the dry cleaner and the bright white is now pink! So please do tell your dry cleaner to be very very careful.
Here are some additional tips for minor cleaning to keep you Santa suit bright and fresh. Have to hand clean soft cloths, brush, gentle laudry liquid, cold clean water.
REMEMBER BE CAREFUL, TEST A SMALL PATCH FIRST!
1. Make a solution of cold water and laudry liquid, not too much liquid you don't want it too soapy.
2. Spot test in a hidden area first
3. Dab one clean cloth in the liquid solution and work a spoiled spot on the suit gently. Make sure the moisture doesnt seep through to the white area. Just do small areas at a time.
4. Allow to dry completely.
5. Once dry brush with a cloth.
Remove stale odors by spraying with a fabric refresher such as Febreeze. Always spot test first and allow the costume to dry completely before storing.
Avoid body odors from setting when your suit receives a lot of use by blotting or gently wiping the inside with a cloth treated with mild soap or detergent. Avoid soaking it so the red fabric wont run and stain the white areas.
If your suit receives a lot of wear, annual dry cleaning might be a good idea. However, the more you have it dry cleaned the less bright it will look after too much dry cleaning chemical.