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Caring for your latex.

Latex by its own nature is a fragile material and great care needs to be taken in its handling and storage. If treated correctly, your garment will last you for many years.

N.B. All garments are individually prepared and checked prior to dispatch.

Westward Bound strongly recommends that you handle and store the goods in accordance with British Standard 3574 which provides, among other things, that: 

  • The goods shall be stored between 15-25 degrees Celsius, away from heat and free from frost.
  • Damp and moist storage conditions should be avoided.
  • Prolonged exposure to light, in particular direct sunlight and fluorescent artificial light with a high ultraviolet content should be avoided, ultra violet rays have a degrading effect upon latex.
  • Goods should be kept well wrapped whilst in storage. 
  • Hang in a dark place, we additionally advise placing a black bag over the garment and hanger to help ensure it is kept as dark as possible.
  • Latex is inherently flammable and must be kept away from naked flames.
  • Latex tears easily and you need to avoid sharp objects, long nails or jewellery can be a major source or indenting or even ripping a garment.
  • Avoid direct contact with metal objects as these can lead to staining.
  • Avoid contact with perfumes or chemical agents as these can discolour/stain the latex. 

Take care when putting on your latex clothing, we recommend using our M043 Rub-Her Silicone Based Lubricant. This liquid not only acts as a dressing aid, enabling the smooth pulling on of your garment, it also is a polishing liquid enabling you to obtain the desired high gloss effect.

When taking off your latex clothing you must ensure you clean it properly by lightly washing it in tepid soapy water (a mild washing-up liquid will suffice) to remove any sweat or silicone from the surface of the latex. Pat dry with a soft towel to remove excess water and hang to dry if required.

Give your garment a light dusting with talcum powder to prevent the surfaces sticking together. 

If you do not wish to hang the garment, talc then loosely fold and place the item in a black plastic bag. Place the bag in a dry, dark place. Ensure you place tissue paper between the latex and any metal fastenings or buttons to avoid any possibility of staining.  

The seller cannot be liable for any defects arising through the failure of the buyer to store and handle in accordance with the British Standard.

When taking out of storage use our M006 Rubberotix Polishing Liquid to remove all traces of talcum powder and your garment is ready to be worn once again.

Special Offer: M072 Rub-Her Lubricant and M006 Rubbererotix, joint purchase saving.

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