Woolen covers lanolining

Lanolining is to ensure the waterproofness of woolen covers. We do the treatment when we notice that the woolen cover begins to let moisture out.

NOTE! Before lanolining, wash (manually in WOOL DETERGENT) and dry the cover! This is especially important for the first lanolin treatment after purchase! You can dry it before lanolin treatment – some think that it will absorb more lanolin.

Prepare :

  • container with a capacity of about 1l
  • hot water (there may be boiling water) – about 250 ml
  • lukewarm water – about 600-700ml
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of lanolin (BUY HERE)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of soap flakes (e.g. DZIDZIUŚ soap flakes)
  • something to stir



  • Into a liter container (bowl, jar) rub the soap or pour 1-2 teaspoons of ready soap flakes,
  • We add 1 teaspoon of lanolin,
  • We pour very hot water and mix until everything is completely dissolved,
  • Slowly pour about 600-700ml of lukewarm water into the solution stirring constantly,
  • We turn the cover to the left side and immerse in the prepared lanolin treatment,
  • Lanolining wool soakers add a double portion of ingredients (triple for longs),
  • We leave the cover in the water for a minimum of 5-6 hours, preferably for the whole night,
  • After this time, we take the cover off the water,
  • We rinse in cold water to rinse out the soap,
  • We squeeze water carefully,
  • We wrap the cover in a dry towel and press it to get rid of excess water,
  • We dry flat (this may take 2-3 days, so it is worth turning the cover from time to time),
  • If the cover still leaks despite lanolining, repeat the treatment – it is possible that it was not completely immersed.

Note! Some colors or types of wool may require more lanolin.

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