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Many people who sport baseball caps on a regular basis have a favorite cap that they wear more often than any other hat. If you have a favorite baseball cap that you wear often, chances are that you’ve noticed the color of your hat start to fade. Fading can happen due to exposure to the sun or perspiration from your head.
For some people, it’s easy to just buy a new hat that looks the same or similar and move on, but for others, the hat may have sentimental value. Luckily, if your beloved baseball cape is faded, there are ways you can restore the color. For this DIY baseball cap restoration project, you will need an instant fabric color spray, painter’s tape, a craft knife, and a covered work surface.
When shopping for the fabric color spray, make sure you choose one in the original color of your baseball cap. Before you get started, wash and dry the hat thoroughly to remove any sweat and dirt. You should also cover the surface you’ll be working on with newspaper or other protective material, so you don’t get paint on the surface when you spray the hat.
Before you spray, make sure you cover any logos or designs with painter’s tape so they are protected from the spray. Then, cut the edges of the tape with the craft knife to make sure the tape is in the exact shape of the logo.
Once the logo is covered, spray the hat with the fabric color spray. You may need to apply multiple coats to get the color you want. If that’s the case, make sure you let the paint dry between each application. Once the outside of the hat is the desired color, flip the baseball cap over and apply the same number of coats to the bottom of the brim.
After your hat is completely dry, remove the painter’s tape from your hat and wear it. While your hat may feel stiff when you first don it, after a little wear and exposure to the elements, it will begin to soften up again.