How to Clean a Leather Jacket
If you buy a quality leather jacket and it won’t get loose out of its style. If you need to clean it means, you have to follow some steps with very smooth to it without using any hard materials for cleaning it.
You can’t wash your leather jacket like other clothes by throwing in the washing machine. If you do like that, your jacket will get shrink, or you may found any crack or wrap on your jacket. In this blog, we will see some simple steps to clean your jacket easily and quickly.
Using Soap and water
Take a large bucket and fill it with mild hot water and some ounces. Now add two teaspoons of mild liquid detergent and stir it well till the soap gets completely dissolved.
We need to clean the jacket without any damage to it, so if you add more detergent, it will cause your leather to strip it off. It will also make your cloth color fade, which results in discolored appearance.
Take a soft towel or sponge:
Now dip the soft towel or sponge into the detergent mix solution and wing the liquid out if you have excess. It should not be too wet if it is, then the leather will absorb water and make more damage to your jacket. Use a cloth which is so soft. If not, it will make some scratch to your jacket while wiping out.
Wipe outside of jacket:
Softly wipe the jacket with the sponge or towel, you have to get some more attention to the places that have any oil, dirt, or discolored patches. Clean the entire jacket by wetting the towel for two to three times if needed.
Now remove the soap over the jacket:
Now you have to jump into cleaning the soap from the jacket, so get a bucket of water without mixing any of the soap. Make sure you should not find any water in the jacket. Now leave the leather to completely get dry. Don’t use any dryer or machine to make the jacket to dry quickly let it be free to get moisturized.
Using of Leather Cleaner
You have to purchase a special leather cleaner in the market:
This kit should contain ingredients that will remove the scrub dirt and stains away from your jacket and make the leather to keep it in good condition for a long time. A bottle of leather cleaner would be not much costly. If you buy one, you can use it for a year. Purchase it in a supermarket or the person who is specialized in leather.
Apply cleaner to the jacket:
Apply the cleaning solution that you bought to the places of dirt which are present over your jacket. The leather cleaners will be in the type of gel, spray, or bars. If you are with any of these kinds of cleaner, use the minimal amount in the dirt part by covering all the stains and dirt.
Rub solution into the jacket:
After applying the solution, take a soft wet cloth and start rubbing it. Slowly rub it in a circular form and make the water and stains out of the leather jacket. Rub slowly until the cleaner removes the stained part completely.
Remove solution if applied more:
If you applied more solutions to the jacket, you must have a separate cloth to clean this. Applying excess will make your leather to get fade or any cracks. After finishing all these steps, you will get a clean and rich look leather jacket and looks like a new one.
Maintain your leather jacket
Notice the instruction of manufacturer:
Note the label which presents inside the jacket when you bought. On this label, the user will have the instruction on how to clean the jacket. Some important warnings also present which you should not try with the jacket. Most of the manufacturers will provide you a cleaning instruction. It is good to follow that.
Make your jacket free from water:
What kind of leather jacket you have it doesn’t matter. You need to spray regularly with the waterproofing agent. What this will do is it will stick to the pores in the leather and act as a seal to it, and water will not enter into it. Make sure to buy a different jacket for rain and summer season. So much of water will decrease the life of your jacket.
Store it properly:
Make your jacket hang on the hanger while you are not using it. Put the jacket in the cool and dry place. Manage it by cleaning once a year. If you are not wearing it very often, store it using a garment bag.