How to Restore Grip Football Gloves

    Start a washing machine on a small-load setting using cold water.

    Add non-bleach laundry detergent to the washing machine. Follow the washing machine manufacturer's recommendation for detergent amount.

    Remove obvious dirt and debris from the gloves before washing.

    Place the gloves alone in the washing machine and complete the washing cycle.

    Remove the gloves and place them in a warm, sunny location to dry thoroughly.


  • The grip of all synthetic-palm gloves benefit from a cycle through a washing machine.


  • Manufacturers do not recommend washing genuine leather-palm football gloves.

Things Needed

  • Washing machine
  • Non-bleach detergent

About the Author

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.