How To Wash Vintage Mesh Hats

Need to know how to wash vintage mesh hats? Mesh hats are baseball-style caps that are also know as trucker hats. Vintage mesh hats have now become a collectible item and come in a wide variety of materials, images, logos and colors that can be purchased at vintage stores and on the internet. To be sure of how to properly clean your vintage mesh hat, be sure to check the inside of the hat for washing instructions. Below are some tips for cleaning your vintage mesh hats.

To wash a vintage mesh hat, you will need:

  • A commercial stain remover
  • A soft cloth
  • A soft bristle brush
  • Masking tape
  • A soft towel
  1. Give your vintage hat a once-over to remove any loose dirt or debris. A brush with soft bristles can be used to remove dust from your vintage mesh hat. A soft cloth that has been dampened with warm water can be rubbed against the hat lightly to get rid of dust. The cloth should not be fully soaked with water.
  2. Use the tape to remove pesky hairs and lint. Masking tape can be used effectively to pull animal hair and lint off your hat by wrapping the masking tape around your hand with the sticky side facing out.
  3. Treat any stains on your mesh hat. To clean stains from your hat, use a soft cloth that has been dampened with warm water and lightly sprayed with a commercial stain remover. Gently rub the hat's inner sweat band with your damp cloth and rinse with water. Remove excess water from the hat with a soft towel and allow it to dry. To clean spots on the brim of your hat, use warm water and a clean cloth by rubbing lightly in a circular motion. Use a dark bristled brush for dark colored hats and a brush with light bristles for hats that are light colored.
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