How to Get Rid of Static in a Coat

Updated February 21, 2017

Static cling is a common problem in the colder months, and can affect any article of clothing. Winter coats and jackets are susceptible to static cling, which can then spread to your hair and other items of clothing. Coats made from synthetic fabrics are more likely to hold static than those made from natural fibres or leather. Getting rid of the static is an easy process.

Wash your coat in the washing machine, if it is washable. Follow the instructions on the label about what cycle to use.

Dry the coat in the dryer with like fabrics, or by itself. If the coat is synthetic, do not dry it in the dryer. Hang it up to dry in the laundry room. If the coat is made from natural fabrics, dry it in the dryer until it is still damp to the touch, then hang it up to dry the rest of the way.

Fill a spray bottle with a solution of 30 parts water to 1 part fabric conditioner.

Mist the entire surface of the coat, including the inner lining, lightly. Leave the solution on the coat for 10 minutes, then remove any beaded moisture by patting the coat with a lint-free towel. Do not rub the towel on the coat, which can produce more static.


Wear leather shoes instead of rubber soled shoes, and install a humidifier in your home to lessen static cling.

Things You'll Need

  • Hanger
  • Spray bottle
  • Fabric conditioner
  • Water
  • Lint-free towel
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