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by Katie Peachesa October 25, 2017 3 min read

Beginner's Guide to Latex Care

By Ksenia Sobchak

Latex is among the most popular fetish wear, but not many people realize how much work goes into keeping it shiny and long wearing. The natural fiber is prone to decay and degradation, not counting the tear and wear that is definitely bound to occur. To start off, the safety precautions regarding latex care are as follows;

Beginner's Guide to Latex Care - How to Look After Rubber Fetish Clothes and Lingerie


  • Always keep latex away from heat sources like radiators, candles and fires. Latex has a low melting point and any source of high temperature is bound to damage the material.
  • Avoid metals as they are bound to stain the latex fabric.
  • Remove any jewelry before putting on the latex cloth. Jewelry is likely to get caught in the latex, leaving marks or even tearing the fabric.
  • Avoid oil based products if you are wearing latex as they tend to degrade the material. Always stick to silicone based or water based products.
  • Always ensure that the latex clothing is completely dry before storage. Latex is a natural product and water will most likely cause it to rot. Always store the clothing in a dry place to keep it from humidity related damage.
  • Make sure to trim your fingernails before wearing the latex cloth to avoid tearing or damaging it.
  • Never expose the latex to fluorescent or sunlight as this would lead to discoloration of the fabric and its rapid deterioration.
  • When storing different colored latex garments, always ensure that you keep them in garment bags separately or ensure that they are stored in different places. Keeping them together would lead to the lighter garments getting stained and discolored.
  • To get rid of the excess water after cleaning, shake the garment. Never wring the latex clothing or tumble dry or use an iron box to dry the garment.
  • When polishing the garment, always use products designed for latex polishing and never use the normal household polish. Always make sure you polish using a microfiber cloth and ensure that you do not let the cloth dry out or rub too hard while polishing.

Wearing Latex Clothing

Putting on latex can be a bit of a hassle. But the availability of latex dressing aid makes the whole process a bit easier. If you do not have the latex dressing aid, a water based lubricant or a silicone based lubricant will do the trick.

Just apply some lube on the inside of the latex and on your skin and using the whole hand instead of just the fingertips, pull on the garment. You can always use a powder product for the face and neck region.

Beginner's Guide to Latex Care - How to Look After Rubber Fetish Clothes and Lingerie

Washing Latex Fetish Clothing

Body odor, dirt and sweat have to be cleaned from the latex garment to avoid degradation over time. With latex being highly susceptible to sweat, always ensure that you wash the outfit after every session. Just dilute a specially designed formula into a tub of water and dip your garment in it, then gently wipe the inside and the outside of the garment thoroughly with a soft cloth.

Once you have cleaned the garment, rinse it out with lots of warm water. If you do not have a specially designed cleaner, you can use a mild soap, a mild shampoo or baby shampoo. Pat the garment dry both inside and out and then airdry preferably at room temperature on a plastic hanger. Metal hangers should be avoided as they are like to stain the clothing.

Before storage, apply talcum powder to separate any latex that is stuck together and also to prevent the latex from sticking together while in storage.

Beginner's Guide to Latex Care - How to Look After Rubber Fetish Clothes and Lingerie

Shining Latex Fetish Clothing

Latex normally has a matte appearance, and a bit of sprucing up is needed to get it shining. Always ensure that you use polish designed for latex care. Household polish may contain ingredients that end up damaging the fabric in the long run. Wipe off any residue powder from the garment and using a soft microfiber cloth, apply the polish evenly all over the garment then buff to a shine.

If you are using a spray product, spray directly onto the garment sparingly and make sure the garment is coated evenly. After this, let the polish soak in and then buff the garment to a shine using a soft cloth.

Katie Peachesa
Katie Peachesa

Katie Peachesa is a sex and lingerie blogger based out of the urban chic Wapping in the heart of East London, United Kingdom. In her spare time, Katie enjoys photography, yoga and fitness, a bit of boxing, traveling, keeping up with the latest fashion trends and mudlarking and exploring pastoral settings. You are likely to find Katie in an artisan cafe in Brick Lane on a Saturday afternoon furiously typing her next article on her laptop whilst she is sipping on her flat white and drawing inspiration from the hustle and bustle in the heart of creative London. Katie runs the "Fashion Life Mag" and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Allure, Grazia, Tatler, Evening Standard and other popular media outlets.

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