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Latex knowledge

Latex is natural rubber and therefore vegan and natural.

A particular attraction of latex is its smooth, shiny surface.

However, this also requires regular maintenance, otherwise it will look dull and the material will stick together.

Chlorination of latex chemically changes the surface. As a result, the material appears to have a semi-gloss to semi-gloss finish and is a little less elastic.
Instead, the surface no longer sticks together, but rather glides against each other like nylon. Chlorination is highly recommended for my street style collection and latex
bed linen.  
 

Another important feature of chlorinated latex is that it can no longer be glued or only after intensive pretreatment. This can be a disadvantage even with a minor repair.
Ultimately, however, both variants need care. Even if the shine is not in the foreground with chlorinated latex, VIVISHINE care products prevent it from getting a gray haze.

 

 

 

 

Tips for handling chlorinated latex

  • the latex needs internal protection from silicone oil

  • either rinse in water with a little silicone oil after each wash or

  • After a few uses, spread enough silicone oil on the latex, put it in a garbage bag or a bucket and let it soak in

  • if the latex is to have a stronger shine, silicone oil can be applied thinly

  • chlorinated latex can also be switched to the wool program in 5 minutes  be dried in the tumble dryer

  • if you add soft cloths to it, it has a polishing effect

  • Without a tumble dryer, drying stains can be avoided with a towel

  • Breathable garment bags are suitable for storage

  • So that the latex glides over the skin when you put it on, the skin and the latex should always be completely dry

  • Light, oils and deodorant also destroy chlorinated latex in the long run

  • larger items of clothing that have little tendency to "slip" are particularly suitable (e.g. catsuits, shirts or coats)

  • Stockings, mini skirts, short latex dresses or latex leggings can easily slip down due to the particularly smooth surface of the chlorinated latex

  • Tip: Fold the edge of stockings about 10 cm and moisten with a little water. After kicking back, the water acts as a bonding agent and the stockings no longer slip

benefits

  • Chlorination increases the comfort significantly

  • the surface is protected by the special treatment

  • the durability of the latex increases significantly

  • minimal maintenance

  • putting them on and taking them off is a breeze

  • There is no need to apply silicone or powder when putting on

  • Several layers of latex can slide on top of each other without any problems

  • the drying time is only a few minutes

  • chlorinated latex is suitable or at least better suited for allergy sufferers

 

 

disadvantage

  • Repair of latex clothing is made difficult / impossible

  • only thick latex clothing can be repaired satisfactorily using the "grinding method"

  • Latex clothing changes its feel, it becomes firmer and stiffer

  • At first this effect is clearly noticeable - if you wear it for a longer time, the material becomes a little softer again

  • Due to the changed feel, the chlorinated latex appears subjectively thicker (0.25 mm latex feels like 0.35 mm latex, for example)

  • the original smell disappears and is replaced by a new, more “industrial” one

  • Initially, a residual chlorine odor may be noticeable, but it will disappear completely