Ropes should be washed by hand, in cold water
with a mild soap
(avoid detergents), rinsed
free of the soap, and then spread out or hung up to dry in the air.
Avoid direct sunlight, do not use a dryer, and do not place the rope
above a heat source.
Alternatively, you can put the rope
in a pillow case or mesh washing
bag, and use a commercial
front loading machine with cold water
Make sure to rinse thoroughly.
Small amounts of fabric
softener may be used to give better flexibility and a softer hand as a rope stiffens with use.
Although it’s recommended that rope be air dried away from direct sunlight, it will not harm a rope to store it wet.
DO NOT USE BLEACH OR BLEACH SUBSTITUTES
, nor any compounds containing acids, alkalies, detergents, nor oxidizing agents.