The Captician X Dre616 - How to brush your baseball cap.
Why it's important to brush your caps?
Brushing is an important and quick cap maintenance task that prevents dust, lint, hair and soil particles from building up on the fabric. When left on the cap, they can become ingrained and attract more dirt, so you will have to clean it more often. Brushing a cap after each use and storing it away will keep it looking its best for longer.
The best cap brush for the job.
Not all brushes are created equal. Only use a brush that has the right bristle stiffness for your cap. Too hard and the fabric can snag, too soft and it won’t properly remove the lint and debris. The brush that comes with the full Captician kit is suitable for all fabric types.
Correct brushing technique.
Instructions - How to brush your baseball cap.
Inside of the cap
Step 1 - Inside of the crown.
Gently hold the crown with the inside of the cap facing towards you. Brush from the center of the crown, where the underside of the button is, in an outward motion. Do this for each of the inside panels.
Step 2 - Unfold the sweatband.
Step 3 - Brush behind.
Starting from one point brush away from the cap until you return back to the start. Be sure to thoroughly brush between any of the excess folds of fabric behind the sweatband.
Step 4 - Fold down and brush.
Fold the sweat band back down. Brush away any remaining debris from the correct side of the band.
Step 5 - Under visor.
Once the inside of the crown and both sides of the sweatband are complete, the final step for the inside is to brush the underside of the visor.
Outside of the cap
Step 6 - Top of the crown to the bottom.
Step 7 - Crevice between crown and brim.
An area that gets missed is the space where the crown and the visor joins. Give this section some attention.
Step 8 - The finale - Top of the visor.
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This is the first in a series of cap care videos and blogs with the legendary Doug, from the Dre616 YouTube channel. Brushing is an important and quick cap maintenance task that prevents dust, lint, hair and soil particles from building up on your cap. When left on the fabric, they can become ingrained and attract more dirt. Meaning you will have to clean it more often. Brushing your cap after each use and storing it away will keep it looking its best for longer.
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