Helpful hints and information
The following information may help you to get the best use from your Horseplay Inflatables/Horseplay Toys inflatable product.
Use and maintenance instruction for inflatable products
- Inflate by using a low-pressure air pump.
- Do not over-inflate. Some wrinkles will remain.
- Almost all our products use quick-deflation valves for easier inflation/deflation. Use the valves’ inflation nozzles for inflation. Make sure black (or white) plug is pushed firmly into the valve shaft.
- Close transparent lid after inflation.
- The products are display and decoration items unless otherwise specified. Other forms of use may result in damage and hazards and are at owner’s own risk.
- Inflatable items may soften and expand in direct sunshine due to heat. Do not add more air or it may burst!
- Dark surfaces may become hot in direct sunshine.
- Keep the inflatable away from sharp objects.
Deflation and Maintenance
- Deflate by using the deflation nozzle (gently pull out black or white valve plug with lid from the valve shaft).
- Use only warm water for cleaning.
- Ensure that glue used for repairs is suitable for soft-PVC (i.e. HH66®, Pattex® Transparent, Stormsure® etc.).
- Punctures and cuts can also be repaired with standard PVC patching material provided with the item or with Type B Tear Aid®.
Washing and care instructions for lycra/2-way tricot fabric dakimakura
How to wash lycra
It is important to wash lycra properly so that it retains its elastic qualities.
Hand washing lycra
- It is best to hand wash lycra to prevent excessive stretching. Never use washing detergent that contains chlorine bleach or fabric conditioner as it will destroy the structure of your lycra.
- Always use lukewarm water (max 30°C) for both washing and rinsing. Use a mild detergent that contains no chlorine bleach.
- Add the daki and gently agitate it, lightly rubbing any stains.
- Rinse the item in changes of lukewarm water until all soap residue has been removed.
- Gently squeeze the excess washing water out – do not wring.
Machine washing lycra
- Place lycra dakis in a mesh washing bag.
- Use a mild detergent that contains no chlorine bleach.
- Wash on a ‘delicates’ cycle (a cool and gentle wash cycle) and ensure that you set the machine for a slow spin at the end of the cycle.
Removing stains from lycra
If possible, remove the stain straight away. Soak the stain in cold water (do not use hot water as this can set the stain). Apply a small amount of a mild liquid detergent to the stain and gently rub it in (do not scrub it). Then wash as normal.
Removing strong odours from lycra
Fill a large bowl or bucket with lukewarm (max 30°C) water and add a small cup of bicarbonate of soda. Allow the daki to soak overnight. Rinse with cool water and air dry.
- Roll the wet daki in a clean towel to remove excess water.
- Air-dry your lycra daki away from direct heat and sun.
- Never dry your lycra daki in a tumble dryer.