An alternative to reproofing in a washing machine is to spray your jacket with waterproofing liquid. This can be especially handy for a temporary proofing or for a jacket’s coating. Nikwax, Regatta, and Kampa are some of the products available with Winfields.
To use a waterproofing spray, hang your coat or jacket on a washing line. This will ensure an even distribution of the spray. Spray your jacket evenly, but remember not to hold the spray any closer than 5-7 inches from your garment – though there will be instructions on the product for a specific distance.
Remember to check that your jacket has been evenly covered and that you haven’t missed any sections. If you get too close to your jacket or spray too much waterproofer on, wipe it away with a damp cloth.
You can then let your jacket air-dry, as you would with a wash-in waterproofer.
With that done, you’ll find that the reproofing process is complete. The jacket is protected against water, and also against UV damage, so all that’s left is to go and test it against the elements.