How to clean a Barbour quilted coat

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How to clean a Barbour quilted coat
How to clean your Barbour quilted jacket (Getty Thinkstock)

A Barbour quilted coat is a jacket made from padded fabric formed from two or more layers of material which are sewn together with a distinctive pattern. Popular for outdoor pursuits, Barbour quilted coats are likely to become dirty quicker than some other types of coat. There are two main types – waxed jackets and waterproof/breathable jackets. You must clean some Barbour quilted coats by hand and you may wash some others by hand or in a machine.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Sponge
  • Cold water
  • Non-detergent soap
  • Sink, bowl or washing machine

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    Waxed jackets

  1. 1

    Run cold water onto the sponge from the tap and squeeze it to remove the excess.

  2. 2

    Dab lightly at the dirt to remove it, taking care not to damage the wax finish.

  3. 3

    Wash the sponge under the tap to remove all trapped dirt.

  4. 4

    Open the jacket to reveal the inner lining.

  5. 5

    Dampen the sponge as before and dab lightly at dirt on the liner to remove it.

  6. 6

    Hang the coat in a warm place to dry.

    Waterproof / breathable jackets

  1. 1

    Place your waterproof or breathable Barbour quilted coat into a washing machine.

  2. 2

    Add non-detergent soap.

  3. 3

    Set the temperature dial to 30 degrees or select a programme with a 30-degree temperature, then start the wash.

  4. 4

    Tumble-dry on a low-heat setting.

Tips and warnings

  • Check the garment care label for specific washing advice relating to your coat.
  • Add an additional amount of non-detergent soap if you live in a hard-water area of Great Britain, such as Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Lincolnshire.
  • Optionally hand-wash any Barbour quilted coat suitable for machine-washing using water at 30 degrees and non-detergent soap.
  • Dry-cleaning is also an option for some waterproof / breathable Barbour quilted coats.
  • Re-proof your wax jacket annually.
  • Do not dry-clean your Barbour waxed jacket; use only water to clean it.
  • Do not use fabric softeners on your waterproof / breathable jacket as they will spoil the durable water repellent finish.
  • Remove your tumble-dried waterproof/breathable jacket from the drum as soon as the tumble-dry cycle has finished.

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