15 May, 2009
How to Wash Receiver Gloves
Hand Washing and Drying
Simple hand washing and drying will promote regular cleaning. Wipe off any clumps of dirt or debris from your gloves.
Prepare a clean sink or bucket with cold water and a few squirts of mild detergent.
Immerse the gloves into the cleaning solution and gently scrub if needed.
Thoroughly rinse the gloves with cold water until the water runs clear.
Pat the gloves dry with a towel. To maintain the shape, do not crumple or wring out the gloves.
Place on a sweater dryer to dry flat or gently hang from a clothes line to drip and dry.
Football receiver gloves need to retain their tackiness or stickiness to grip the ball. Manufacturers can promote their gloves as machine washable or recommend against washing. Regular hand washing and drying will extend the life of the glove and reduce the smell from accumulated dirt and sweat.
- Regular cleaning of your receiver gloves should involve a quick washing process. Quick and regular washing instead of longer, heavy duty washing will help to maintain the tackiness of the glove.
- Refer to your gloves' manufacturer's instructions for specific washing instructions. Avoid using harsh and scented detergents as this may interfere with your gloves' tackiness.