Latex Care

If you take good care of your latex, it will last a long time. Here are some tips, do’s and don’ts:

  • Oil deteriorates latex. Oils are in perfumes, body creams and on your own skin: wash it after wearing.
  • For washing, you can use simple dish washing soap. After washing, rinse with clear water.
  • After washing, hang the latex to dry or use a clean towel to dry it, inside and outside.
    • Lube (with silicone lube) the latex after drying
    • Or powder with talcum powder
  • Most metals stain latex, especially the lighter colours, so be carefel with jewelry for example.
    • Nicotine stains latex too – be careful if you’re a smoker, wash your hands after smoking.
  • UV light (sunlight!), will break down the latex, leaving white spots that have no shine. Store it in a dark place.
  • Be careful with long fingernails and other sharp objects, they can tear the latex.
  • Store your latex in ziplock bags. They are latex safe.
  • For a perfect shine, rub some silicone lube on the outside of the outfit, or use a silicone spray.