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How To Wash Your Carhartt Clothing

How To Wash your Carhartt Clothing
Let’s face it, no one likes doing laundry, but to keep your Carhartt clothing working longer it will need to be done. While the best option is always following the instructions on the tag, below is just a quick rundown on some general “dos and don’ts” when washing & drying your Carhartt garmet.

Bib Overalls
Wash these on warm, do not bleach and tumble dry medium. Remove promptly.

Jeans, Shorts and Sweats
Wash cold, do not bleach and tumble dry medium. Remove promptly.

Coveralls
Wash cold, do not bleach and tumble dry with no heat or hang to drip dry. Remove promptly.

Caps
Hand wash cold, do not bleach. Hang to dry.

100% Cotton T-shirts
Wash shirt in cold water, do not bleach. Tumble dry.

Jackets & Coats
Wash warm, do not bleach and tumble dry medium. Remove promptly.
*Sandstone Jackets – Wash with like colors and DO NOT use fabric softener

Canvas Shorts and Pants
Wash warm, do not bleach and tumble dry medium. Remove promptly to decrease the chance of wrinkles or unwanted creases.

Flame-Resistant
Nothing is more important than making sure you keep the integrity of your FR clothing intact. To maintain these important thermal protective properties of Carhartt flame-resistant clothing, it is crucial that you wash them at the appropriate temperatures (listed below). Be sure not use chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide bleach, softeners or starch. Tumble dry low, remove promptly and iron with low heat. They are also dry cleanable.

  • FR Unlined Clothing – Do not exceed 160°F (70°C)
  • FR Lined Clothing – Do not exceed 140°F (60°C)
  • FR Denim Clothing – Do not exceed 160°F (70°C)
  • FR Twill Clothing – Do not exceed 160°F (70°C)
  • FR Chambray Clothing – Do not exceed 160°F (70°C)

Removing Dirt or Stains
If you have an excessive amount of dirt or a stain that you need to get out, try using any type of prewash spray or stick meant for laundry (Shout, Resolve). If there is a lot of dirt or mud build-up, you should make sure to remove a lot of it by hand before you spray it.

3 comments

  1. nemonik

    To keep the color in your jeans, I follow the tag (I think that’s where I got this advice.) and wash them inside out.

  2. Bill

    I wash and dry my jeans inside out. It keeps from fading the jeans in spots where they rub on the washer and drier. I also use hand cleaner on greasy spots. They last and look better longer.

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