How should I wash my shirts?
At Football Shirts, we understand how much your jersey means to you. Heat-sealed names, numbers, badges, and logos can peel or stick together. To prevent damage, color loss, or the need to use your jersey sparingly, we have created this guide to properly wash your football shirt.

1. Pre-washing

Before putting the jersey in the machine, it's important to remove any grass stains, food, or other debris that may be stuck to the fabric.

Dampen the stain with cold water and apply a stain remover of your choice.

2. Separate by colors

If you're wondering whether you should separate your socks, shirts, and pants of different colors when washing, the answer is YES.

The colors from other garments can bleed into the water during the wash cycle and potentially dye your shirt, so it's essential to separate light-colored items from dark ones.

It's also advisable not to mix your football jersey with clothing items that have zippers or hooks (like jeans), as they can pull on the polyester fibers of your jersey.

Additionally, cotton garments can release small fibers that may stick to the heat-sealed parts.

3. Turn the shirt inside out

Before placing your jersey in the machine, turn it inside out to protect the patches, logos, and prevent embroidery stitches from coming undone.

4. Wash with cold water on a gentle cycle

Always use cold water for the wash cycle to prevent heat-sealed parts from shrinking, losing color, or getting damaged due to heat.

5. Use bleach-free detergent that protects colors

Whenever possible, wash your jersey with bleach-free detergents that help protect colors for better results.

Some detergents may contain components that are harmful to polyester fabrics.

6. Air dry on a clothesline

When taking the jersey out of the machine, turn it right side out, with the names and logos facing the outside. We recommend avoiding the use of a dryer as the heat used for drying can melt or damage the heat-sealed parts.

The best option is to air dry it, and if you want to take extra care, avoid direct sunlight to help prolong the shirt's lifespan.

If you have time, it's recommended to hand wash the jerseys as it allows you to control the temperature and washing force.

These steps for washing your football shirt can be applied to any sportswear, and by following this guide, your jersey will look like new after every wash.