Spilling cream over a latex catsuit, how to clean the mess.

Taking Care of your latex clothing

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

N.B. All garments are individually prepared and checked prior to dispatch. Our clothing is given a light dusting of talcum powder to prevent the surfaces from sticking together.

We would strongly advise you to follow the British Standard 3574 guidance when it comes to handling and storing your latex garments.

Some key tips:

  • Store your garments between 15-25 degrees Celsius, away from heat and free from frost.
  • Avoid any dampness or moisture in your storage area.
  • Prolonged exposure to light, in particular, direct sunlight and fluorescent artificial light with a high ultraviolet content should be avoided, ultraviolet rays have a degrading effect upon latex.
  • Garments should be kept well wrapped whilst in storage - we recommend applying a light dusting of talc beforehand to avoid any sticking.
  • 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, so keep garments away from sharp objects, long nails or jewellery can be a major source of 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.

Always take care when putting on your latex clothing; we recommend using our Rub-Her Silicone Based Lubricant. This multi-purpose lubricant acts as a dressing aid, enabling the smooth pulling on of your garment, but also a polishing liquid enabling you to obtain the desired high gloss effect.

Model: Katie Marin. Photography by Timo Kiippa in Helsinki, Finland

Mia Scoop Neck Latex Catsuit

Rubber cleaning product by Westward Bound. How to look after your latex clothing.

How to clean and store your latex clothing

When taking off your latex clothing you must ensure you clean it properly. Following these steps will keep your garments fresh and looking their best.

  • Once removed, hand-wash your garment in lukewarm water with mild soap to remove any sweat or silicone from the surface of the latex.
  • Rinse the garment with clean, clear water.
  • Lift your garment out of the water and gently squeeze from top to bottom to remove excess water before drying.
  • Pat dry with a soft towel or lay flat and leave to dry.
  • Do not be tempted to put your garment in a tumble dryer or use any kind of heat to speed up the drying process - this will only weaken or damage the latex.

Once your garment is completely dry, dust lightly with talcum powder to prevent any surfaces from 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 3574 guidance.

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.

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Model: Ophelia Overdose. Photography by Moritz Maibaum in Essen, Germany.

Bordelle-L'Amour Latex Underwire Bra