How to Fix Heat Damaged Faux Fur - Tips for Preventing Damage
Faux fur trim is often susceptible to damage from heat and humidity. If you’re like most pet owners, you likely want the best possible look for your faux fur — whether that means going full-faux or keeping it reasonably realistic with a higher level of detail. However, that also means your faux fur will be under more strain than other parts of your costume. You can protect your faux fur from damage by following these tips:
1.Know the Signs of Damage
The first step to preventing heat damage to your faux fur is to recognize when damage has already happened. Heat damage is often first noticeable by a change in the fur’s color. While the color of your fur may vary slightly depending on your own skin color, the color change should help you recognize if your fur is damaged. Heat damage often starts with small clumps of fur falling out. This can go unnoticed, but may also show up as loss of the fur’s original shape. As the damage progresses, your fur may become darker in color or even develop a streak of color down the length of the piece. Heat damage can also cause a change in the texture of your fur. Depending on the damage, the fur may be softer or even lose some of its sheen.
2.Aftercare: Taking care of faux fur after you wear it out.
After you’ve worn your faux fur out, you will experience some damage. As with any item of clothing, you need to take care of it properly to extend its life. - Squeeze out the water as soon as possible, and hang the fur to dry. If you are in a humid area, dry the fur in a well-ventilated room. - Avoid washing the fur with harsh detergents or using washing machines (unless the fur is specifically labeled as safe for washing). - For lightweight furs, avoid putting them in the dryer. Instead, hang them in a well-ventilated room while still damp. - Avoid exposing your faux fur to direct sunlight. Try to avoid wearing it outside during the middle of the day, when the sun is strongest. - Avoid wrapping your faux fur in plastic or using other types of tight wrapping. Instead, use proper wrapping and packing materials. - Store your fur in an air-conditioned room. You can also place a plastic cover over your fur during the summer months.
3.Know the Signs of Heat Damage
Heat damage to faux fur is often noticeable by a change in the fur’s color or softness. The fur may also lose its original look, becoming duller or even losing some of its sheen. Heat damage can also lead to the shrinking of the fur’s original shape. Over time, the fur may rip slightly at the edges, or even lose some of the shape of the original garment. Heat damage can also cause the trim to become brittle, especially if it was exposed to direct sunlight. If your faux fur has become brittle, you should try to preserve its shape by storing it in a cool place or using an air conditioner.
4.Avoid storing your faux fur in a hot room.
The best place to store your faux fur is out of direct sunlight and in an air-conditioned room. If you have a garage you can use for storage, that is also an ideal location. Avoid keeping your faux fur in a hot room — a room with temperatures over 80 degrees Fahrenheit — and don’t leave it in a hot car on a sunny day. If you have to store your faux fur in a hot room, try to avoid leaving it in the room. Instead, move it to a less-hot part of the room.
5.Don’t leave your faux fur in the car on a sunny day.
When you bring your faux fur to a con or other event, make sure to take it out of the car before you go in. If you have to leave it in the car, make sure it is not in direct sunlight and is not extremely hot. If you have to leave your faux fur in the car during the day, try to move it to a less-hot part of the car before you leave for the event. If you have to leave your fursuit in the car during the day, make sure to cover it with a plastic bag or other covering to protect it from the sun.
6.Use an air conditioner for your room during hot weather.
During the summer months, try to keep your faux fur out of direct sunlight and in an air-conditioned room. This will help keep your faux fur from becoming too hot and allow it to retain its original texture and texture. If you have to wear your faux fur in hot weather, make sure to wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. A fursuit is typically not designed to withstand direct sunlight.
Heat damage is often the result of wearing a faux fur trim in hot weather. Here are some tips to protect your faux fur: - Wear your faux fur in the shade during the summer months. - Avoid wearing your faux fur in direct sunlight. - Avoid wearing your faux fur during the middle of the day, when the sun is strongest. - Store your faux fur in an air-conditioned room. - Avoid exposing your faux fur to direct sunlight. - After wearing your faux fur out, you will experience some damage. - Aftercare: Taking care of faux fur after you wear it out.