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Schneiders Blanket Care

Schneiders Blanket Care

Laundering: Remove detachable leg straps; fasten all Velcro, bellybands and attached leg straps securely before laundering. Wash stable blankets in warm (not hot) water with mild detergent. Do not use bleach. See special instructions below for washing waterproof turnout blankets. Do not subject nylon blankets to high temperatures. Line dry or tumble dry on low setting.

Waterproof Blanket Maintenance: To maintain the waterproof breathable functionality of your turnout be sure to follow these recommended care instructions: Keep it clean, but avoid over-laundering, freshen blankets by frequently hosing off accumulated dirt. When laundering waterproof blankets, use recommended blanket washes, such as Schneiders Blanket Wash, Nikwax Tech Wash, Nature’s Blend or comparable products. Caution: Harsh detergents, fabric softeners and bleach degrade the waterproof breathable coating and shorten the life of the blanket.

Maintaining the integrity of the waterproof outershell: Do not attempt to sew on waterproof materials. Should snags or small punctures occur, they are easily repairable and will in no way affect the performance of the blanket. Simply obtain StormShield® Repair Tape, which is available on request for guaranteed blankets or available for purchase.

Revitalizing the DWR coating: As time passes, if water stops beading up on a portion of the outershell, the durable waterproof coating may be revitalized by washing in warm water, tumble drying on low setting, or applying moderate heat to the outcovering using a hair dryer or warm (not hot) iron. Please use caution, washer and dryer temperatures vary and high temperatures may shrink or melt the nylon outercovering or binding. For other questions or concerns call 1-800-365-1311 or  email service@sstack.com.

Storage: The best choice for long term storage is a sealable airtight container where the blankets will be protected from dampness, direct heat and rodents. Never store soiled blankets between seasons. Take care of your investment by laundering and making repairs first. Make sure the blankets are clean and thoroughly dry before storing.

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