The care and maintenance of jackets
September 23, 2013 10:59 PM Subscribe
How do I remove sunscreen stains from waterproof-breathable fabric?
posted by zennish to clothing, beauty, & fashion (3 answers total)
The fabric in question is 'Entrant DV', nylon with a polyurethane backing, sort of a lower-end form of Gore-tex. Sunscreen oil has stained the interior neck of the jacket and I don't want the fabric to lose the waterproofing there.
The manufacturer suggested dishwashing soap and scrubbing, but after a go at that the stains remain. Googling provides guides on how to re-proof the DWR coating on a garment but nothing about removing stains - any ideas? If I buy some DWR coating and re-apply it, will the stains impede the breathability/waterproofing?