Hey! Do you know how to clean Nike blazers? It seems like a daunting task to clean a Nike blazer, but the end result is worth it. These popular pieces of clothing are made of high-quality materials and are typically expensive, so we don’t want to scrape off any of that style or pay more than is necessary. A Nike blazer should last years and you may have noticed that it can be difficult to maintain cleanliness.
It’s a common misconception that all blazers are dry clean only. This couldn’t be farther from the truth, as many blazers can be laundered at home, or with an inexpensive dry cleaner.
In this fashion post, I’ll go over how to clean Nike Blazers and keep them looking brand new! You’ll need a plastic bag large enough to tuck your blazer in to avoid ruining it while it is being washed.
This article will cover how to clean Nike blazers properly.
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Materials for cleaning Nike blazers:
Use cold water and mild detergent.
2. Warm water
Use warm water, but don’t put it in the washing machine. The heat can damage an expensive piece of clothing, therefore avoid it as much as possible.
3. Air Dry
After you’re done washing your blazer, throw it on the radiator or line dry in the shade.
4. Brush off excess dirt
Use a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush to remove any visible dirt or stains from your blazer.
5. Hanger and plastic bag
Find a thick hanger and place your blazer in a plastic bag so it doesn’t get wet during the washing process.
6. Launder by hand
Launder the blazer by hand with cold water and mild detergent, don’t use hot water to wash it.
Clean Nike blazers with 5 steps:
Step 1: Remove stains with Spot and Stain Remover
Take out the stains by applying a small dab of Clean Nike Blazer and scrub away, then wipe off with paper towels.
Step 2: Remove odors for freshness.
Sprinkle some baking soda onto your stain to absorb odors. Wait for about an hour before rinsing it off clean with water.
Step 3: Rinse out the blazer with warm water and detergent
Fill a sink or tub with warm water and put the blazer in there. Use laundry detergent and make sure to get it all over the blazer, inside and out.
Step 4: Squeeze out the water from the blazer
Grab a soft-bristled brush like a toothbrush or flannel to remove any suds. Rinse it off by placing it under the running water and rubbing off excess water.
Step 5: Dry out the blazer
Lay it flat on a radiator or line dry in the shade.
How to clean suede on Nike blazers?
Suede is an interesting material, it appears to be a solid color in most bright light but is actually a rough surface of tiny fibers. When suede gets dirty its surface tends to look dull and the color fades making your blazer less attractive.
Here are some tips for how to clean a Nike blazer with suede:
Step 1: Use Suede Cleaner
First, use a brush or toothbrush to get off any visible dirt or stains on the suede. Make sure that the suede is dry. Then, with a clean cloth, wipe off any excess dirt or stains.
Step 2: Use Cotton Balls
Wet the surface of your suede with water and make sure that it’s completely dry. Lightly cover your suede with a cloth and lightly brush over it using long strokes. Next, use cotton balls to pick up any color that has been picked up by the cloth.
Step 3: Clean out dirt from the ridges on your blazer.
Using a clean cloth and water, wipe down the dirt that is stuck in your blazer’s creases.
Step 4: Use a Vacuum Cleaner
Use the vacuum cleaner to suck up the dirt that has been left behind in your blazer. It’s important to make sure that the blazer is completely dry before using a vacuum cleaner because water can damage it.
Step 5: Brush off any loose dirt or stains on your suede.
Using a brush will help get any loose dirt or stains off.
Step 6: Remove fingerprints, rings, or watches that have been left on your blazer.
If you’ve worn a watch, ring, or another piece of jewelry on the suede then it will leave a very visible mark if you don’t remove it. Use a clean soft cloth and some chamois leather to wipe off the marks left by these pieces of jewelry.
How to clean Nike blazers with baking soda:
To clean Nike blazers with baking soda, you need to mix them with water. For example, if you have a polyester Nike blazer consider trying this trick:
- Take the polyester Nike blazer and mix 1/3 cup of baking soda with 2 cups of water.
- Use a toothbrush or other brush to scrub the blazer with a mixture of water and baking soda.
- Wipe the blazer and dry it with a soft cloth in order to remove any odors that may have been left behind by the chemical cleaner mixture.
- If the blazer is still stained feel free to use a mild bleach or household cleaner to bleach away any stains or odors.
Step 1: You need 3 items for this step:
- 50ml of White vinegar
- in a 10mm syringe with a very fine tip – make sure it’s completely clean, I mean like really clean.
- some fine mesh sieve.
Step 2: Take the Nike blazer and use the syringe to fill it up with enough vinegar so that it’s completely submerged in it.
- Then, squirt out some of the vinegar using the syringe and wipe away any stains while they are still damp.
- After that, set the blazer aside and wait for it to dry.
- Finally, use a fine mesh sieve to collect all of the remaining vinegar and place them into a glass container. The vinegar can be used for another cleaning session or stored in a glass container for future use.
How to clean Nike Blazers with fabric softener:
Fabric softener is a great tool for cleaning any clothes that are made from synthetic materials like Nike Blazers. Fabric softener will remove any stains and residues from your Blazers. However, it can also result in damage if you use too much of it.
Step 1: You need 3 things for this step:
- Fabric Softener
- a hose or spray bottle
- a sponge or soft brush
Step 2: Take a sponge, or spray bottle and open up your fabric softener to mix up a cleaning solution based on the fabric softener’s instructions on the bottle. You can always research what exactly ingredients should be mixed together in a fabric softener for your specific brand. But, some of the most common chemicals are:
- Essential oils
- enzyme-based cleaners and conditioners
- surfactants (for stain removal)
- oxygen bleach (for colorfastness)
- enzymes (for fabric softener’s own antibacterial properties)
- pH control agents (for fabric softener’s antibacterial properties)
- preservatives (to keep clothing from molding, and other unwanted things)
- scent or fragrance (to make it smell nice)
- coloring agents (so you can see liquid fabric softener on clothes)
Step 3: Apply the fabric softener to your Nike Blazers using a sponge or a spray bottle then leave the blazers overnight to dry. Since fabric softener will only be able to remove stains that are still wet, it’s best that you let your Blazers stay saturated with fabric softener overnight.
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Conclusion of how to clean Nike blazers:
There are so many different ways that you can clean your Nike Blazers but really the most recommended way is through the use of household cleaners and laundry detergent.
It’s best that you try out these methods on a small part of your blazer at first because it’s not always wise to trust cleaning methods on something as expensive as a Nike Blazer or jacket.
Remember to take all measurements related to the size of your blazer before you clean it because if you don’t then your method may not be effective or completely ruin it.