How to clean a leather jacket at home?

Many people have leather jackets in their wardrobe, and often these things are very expensive. Therefore, when there is a need to restore the cleanliness and presentable appearance of clothes, the question arises of how to clean and how to lubricate a leather jacket at home - inexpensively, but correctly. This is what will be discussed in this article.

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Folk leather care products:

  1. Regular care for a leather jacket will provide ordinary soapy water, if you add ammonia to the solution.
  2. Restore greasy places most quickly with medical alcohol.
  3. Soften the skin with glycerin and castor oil.
  4. Vinegar perfectly removes traces of salt.
  5. Smoothness and shine can be made with a mixture of lemon juice and chicken protein.
  6. The use of orange peel will add color saturation to the dark product and will allow to hide scuffs.

Important! Do not use active substances for cleaning leather items: gasoline, thinner, bleaching agents.

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How to wash a white leather jacket?

On bright things, every spot is striking. These contaminants are immediately noticeable. Choose one of the following methods to clean a light leather jacket:

  • Remove light impurities with a soapy solution, adding a little ammonia.
  • You can soften and whiten the skin with milk, if you need a more thorough cleaning - with the addition of turpentine.
  • Whipped egg white or lemon juice will help to shine and remove stains from the material.

Important! After brushing with lemon, be sure to apply castor oil or your hand cream to your skin. They impregnate the material and make it softer and smoother. You can also use other means and methods described in our separate article at the link“How to make skin soft?”.

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Can I wash a leather jacket?

All of the above funds are suitable for regular care of expensive items. They do not harm the material and allow you to quickly restore the aesthetic appearance of clothing, if it is generally clean.

If, after a long wear, the product is thoroughly dirty, the question arises: is it possible to wash a leather jacket in the washing machine with your hands or can it just be wiped?

Some experimenters tried processing such outerwear in a typewriter and she did not ruin it. But all manufacturers categorically do not recommend this. If the skin is very dirty, only a very delicate hand wash using special technology is allowed.

It is done like this:

  1. Prepare a warm soapy solution and soft sponges, moisture-absorbing rags.
  2. Gently lay the item on a comfortable horizontal surface.
  3. Wet a rag or sponge in soapy water and wipe the surface of the material - first the skin itself, then the lining. Squeeze the sponge well so that a lot of water does not get on the thing.
  4. Walk this way over the entire leather jacket several times - in stripes. Rub more polluted places more intensively, but nevertheless neatly.
  5. Change the water to clean and warm.
  6. Walk through the entire material again to remove any remaining cleaning agent. Do this thoroughly, but not very wetting the skin. Otherwise, there will remain stains on the product or the jacket or coat will be deformed when it dries.
  7. Hang the item on a coat hanger and let it dry in a natural room temperature - away from heaters and direct sunlight.

Important! If the skin is very delicate or stains of dirt are present locally, and otherwise only a layer of dust has accumulated on the material, another method of wet processing is best:

  • Arm yourself with a large bundle of wet wipes.
  • Take 1 napkin and gently, in small areas, wipe the skin.
  • Change wipes as they get dirty.

In this way, you can easily and quickly quickly clean a leather jacket at home without ruining it.

If only the lining is dirty on things, try to tear it off to clean it separately. In this case, you can also use a washing machine. And if you are more concerned about the smell problem, then for this case we have prepared a separate selection of useful tips and methods,how to remove sweat from a leather jacket.

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Helpful hints:

  1. So that after you wash or peel a leather jacket, it remains as soft, does not lose its shape, and then becomes less dirty, treat all the material after drying with a special moisture-repellent spray.
  2. If the item is intended to be worn in winter, periodically apply wax to the skin. It will protect against any natural precipitation and preserve the color of the product.
  3. In case scratches have appeared on the material, buy a special product “liquid skin”. Gently apply it on damaged skin, wait for it to dry. The jacket will be restored. Or use other practical ideas, how to update a leather jacket.
  4. After the end of the season, the leather jacket must be thoroughly cleaned and stored on its shoulders in a special case, but preferably from a natural “breathing” material, and not from PVC. Or you can even take advantage of our simple step-by-step master classes tomake a do-it-yourself clothing pouch.
  5. To remove a specific smell, bring and hang the item in the bathroom. Type hot water in a bathtub, pour in 1-2 cups of vinegar, leave to hang for about 3 hours.
  6. You can get rid of the unpleasant odors of sweat and tobacco smoke on a leather jacket quite quickly. Make a weak soda solution and spray it onto the material from the spray gun. Another option is to place it on a horizontal surface and sprinkle with freshly ground coffee. Shake off the powder after 12-24 hours.

Important! If you can’t bring the product back to its original state, get some interesting ideas, what can be sewn from an old leather coat.

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If you properly care for your leather jacket, it will last for many years. Clean fresh spots immediately, don’t throw things anywhere, but hang them on your shoulders. Then you will always look neat, and cleaning your clothes will not cause you much trouble.

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