C A R I N G   F O R   Y O U R   L A T E X

These care instructions are based on the Queensland climate and may differ depending on your location.

P R E P A R I N G   L A T E X


When your latex clothing arrives it will be coated in a fine layer of talcum power which keeps it from sticking together while in transit. If you wear the item immediately the talcum power will affect the shine of your latex.

  1. Wash the item both inside and out in a mild soap solution

  2. Rinse the item in fresh water and then in Vivishine. Some colours of latex can develop a mottled white colour after washing however it will go away once the latex is dry

  3. Hang the item up to dry in a cool, shaded position. Avoid using a metal or wooden hanger or pegs as this can damage the latex.

At this time we don't stock Vivishine however you may be able to purchase it from SAX Fetish or Max Black in Sydney or from Eagle Leather in Melbourne.

W E A R I N G   L A T E X

  1. Prior to getting dressed apply a small amount of Pjur Cult or silicone based lubricant to your skin. This will help to prevent your latex from getting caught or ripping while getting dressed

  2. Gently pull on your latex taking care that any jewellery, fingernails, toenails or zips do not get caught.

  3. Once dressed you can shine your latex using Pjur Cult or silicone based lubricant however if you used Vivishine to wash your latex, this may not be required

Avoid applying creams or fake tan before putting on your latex.

Avoid sharp objects while wearing your latex. This includes any exposed metal and wood which may have splintered etc.

S T O R I N G   L A T E X 

  1. As soon as you take your latex clothing off, wash the item inside and out in water. Leaving your latex dirty with sweat and body oils can damage the latex

  2. Hang to dry in a cool, shaded position. The latex can be left to dry overnight which allows the latex to air from any odours

  3. Once dry, carefully fold and place in a zip lock bag or an airtight container. Failure to do this may mean that your latex loses its shine forever

For maximum shine, wash your item in Vivishine after every wear.

T I P S   A N D   T R I C K S 

Do not store in direct sunlight or in higher temperatures - e.g. in a locked vehicle.

Do not store your latex in the open air. Over time this may cause your latex to develop a mottled white colour which you may not be able to get rid of.

Light coloured latex and translucent latex can discolour when in direct contact with darker coloured latex and metals including some jewellery and coins. Store separately or separated by tissue paper.

Latex can permanently crease if folded tightly or if it is folded and stored under heavier items. Fold loosely and store in a zip lock bag or airtight container.

We do not recommend chlorination or assist with repairing items which have been chlorinated.

 

While there are many different ways to care for latex, this method has allowed me to own and continue to wear items of latex for over 10 years in the Queensland climate.