How to Clean Your Football Gear Like The Pros

How to Clean Your Football Gear Like The Pros

Hey there, fellow football enthusiasts! It's Matguard USA, your go-to source for all things football gear hygiene. We know that the thrill of the game comes with a price: smelly, dirty gear. But fear not, because in this blog post, we're going to spill the beans on how you can clean and disinfect your football gear just like the pros do. Say goodbye to funky odors and bacteria buildup – let's dive right into it!

Gear Up for Success

Before we get down to the nitty-gritty of cleaning, let's gather the supplies you'll need to tackle this task:

How to Clean Football Gear

Clean and sanitized football pads, ready for the next game with Matguard disinfectant.

Step 1: Pre-Cleaning Inspection

Inspect your gear for any visible dirt, grass, or debris. Shake off excess dirt and use a brush to gently remove stubborn particles. This will make the cleaning process more effective.

Step 2: Tackling the Exterior

Grab our disinfectant wipes and dampen it slightly. Gently wipe down the exterior of your gear to remove surface grime. For helmets and pads, pay extra attention to crevices where dirt can hide. In addition to the wipes, go the extra mile and spray your gear down with our helmet and pad spray first too. 

Step 3: Scrub-a-Dub

Matguard Disinfectant Wipes, the convenient way to keep football equipment germ-free

Take your disinfectant wipes and give your gear a good scrubbing. Focus on areas with stains or buildup. Remember, a little elbow grease goes a long way!

Step 4: Bye-Bye Odors

Matguard Disinfectant Spray – powerful solution for disinfecting football gear.

Time to put Matguard Disinfectant Spray to work. Give your gear a thorough spritz, ensuring that the spray reaches all the nooks and crannies. This will help eliminate bacteria and odors.

Step 5: Rinse and Dry

Thoroughly rinse your gear with clean water to remove any soap residue. Squeeze out excess water gently. Now, hang your gear in a well-ventilated area to air dry. Avoid direct sunlight as it can damage the materials.

The Extra Point: How to Clean Football Pads

A set of well-maintained football gear, highlighting the importance of proper cleaning.

Cleaning football pads requires a slightly different game plan:

Step 1: Pad Removal

Carefully remove the pads from the gear. Most pads can be easily detached. This allows for a more thorough cleaning.

Step 2: Hand Wash

Fill a basin with water and add a small amount of mild detergent. Submerge the pads and use your hands to knead and gently scrub them. Rinse with clean water.

Step 3: Disinfect and Dry

Spray the pads with Matguard Disinfectant Spray, ensuring complete coverage. Let them air dry in a well-ventilated area. Reattach the pads once they're completely dry.

Huddle Up: Routine Maintenance Tips

  • Post-Game Routine: Get into the habit of wiping down your gear with a damp microfiber cloth after each game or practice. This prevents dirt from setting in.
  • During and After: Wipe down your skin with our body wipes. In addition to utilizing our body wipes right after a game or practice. 
    Sun and Fresh Air: Whenever possible, let your gear bask in the sun and fresh air. UV rays help kill bacteria and eliminate odors.
    Regular Disinfection: Make Matguard Disinfectant Spray your best friend. Give your gear a quick spritz regularly to keep the germs at bay.
    Wash Accessories: Don't forget about your gloves, socks, and other accessories. Follow manufacturer instructions for cleaning.

Final Whistle: You're Ready!

There you have it, a winning strategy to clean and disinfect your football gear just like the pros. With the right tools and a little effort, you can ensure that your gear stays fresh, odor-free, and ready for the next big game. Remember, proper gear hygiene not only prolongs the lifespan of your equipment but also contributes to a healthier and more enjoyable game. Play on!

Ready to take your game to the next level of cleanliness? Learn more about how to clean football gear and keep your equipment in top-notch condition. Don't let the stink sideline you – embrace the power of proper gear maintenance!