Latex Care How To


Latex rubber is a natural material that is, like you, constantly biodegrading.  However, if you follow these care guidelines, you can prolong the life and strength of your latex.


  • Oils, greases and solvents, they destroy latex.  Absolutely do not ever use vegetable or mineral oil, Crisco, Vaseline, hand creams and moisturizers, oil based lubes like Elbow Grease,  and leather goods (leather contains oils).
  • Exposure to fluctuating or extreme temperatures, and especially prolonged direct sunlight.
  • Copper, brass, and bronze, including loose change, can stain latex, especially the lighter colors.
  • Sharp objects, like fingernails and jewelry.
  • Fire, like candles, cigarettes, or other open flames. Latex is flammable!



Rule of thumb: Put it on like stockings, take it off like a condom.

When dressing use talcum powder or silicone lubricant (I recommend Pjur, also great for shining, and for sexytime).  Powder is easier when getting dressed alone, but makes a bit of a mess.

Never tug or pull the latex with your fingers.  If you must make an adjustment, pull very gently along seams or zippers as they are stronger, and use your flat palm along panels of latex to shift it into place.

For a high shine I recommend silicone lube like Pjur or spray like Black Beauty, apply liberally and then rub in circles with hands or buff with a soft cloth, like an old t-shirt.  I caution against Armor All because it contains petroleum.
Wash in lukewarm water with a small amount of unscented/uncolored soap or baby shampoo. Rinse well, inside and out  and hang to dry. Do not iron, dry-clean, or put latex garments into a washing machine or dryer.

After washing and once completely dry, lightly powder with talcum powder, and keep it in a cool dark place. It is best not to fold latex because it will crease, unless you wear the item often. Store in a vented plastic bag, or an old cotton pillowcase or on clear plastic, padded or wooden hangers.  It is best not to store your latex saturated in silicone, as it can cause the latex to stick too much to itself.
Holes, tears, zippers and seams can often be repaired for much less than the cost of a new garment.  Please contact KLAWTEX for Purple Passion to discuss repairing your latex, and bring this page for 10% off your repair! KLAWTEX also offers a full range of custom latex and alterations to fulfill your every latex dream!

~ by Klawdya Rothschild on January 9, 2012.

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