Leather jackets put a shot of cool in your wardrobe as an authentic piece of leather jacket never seems to go out of style. Leather jackets are such a versatile piece of clothing that tends to last for years when handled with love and care. To keep your leather coats in good condition, you need take care of its washing style as unlike other styles of clothing, you can’t simply turn up your leather jackets in a washing machine. If you do so, your jacket will shrink, warp and crack.
At the time when you feel that your jacket has turned dirty or dull and it needs to be washed, you need to clean it with precaution so as to make sure it may not lose its shine and stay in pristine condition for a long time to come. Leather jackets are expensive; hence, they can be expensive to clean also as you can’t pop up them in the washer with your jeans. You can easily and effortlessly clean your jacket at home without having to pay heavy prices to dry cleaner.
Here’s How To Clean Your Leather Jacket.
- Make a mild soap solution -
Take enough amount of warm water into a large open bucket and add a little amount of liquid detergent and keep stirring the water until it is dissolved completely. Once the liquid detergent it completely dissolved into the water and you get a very gentle solution, you can use the solution to clean your jacket without damaging it. be sure to take a right kind and right amount of detergent as a cheap quality liquid and its excessive amount can cause your leather coat to deteriorate and fade away, resulting in a blotchy appearance.
- Wipe down from a soft towel -
Soak a soft towel or cotton cloth in the soapy solution and squeeze out the excess liquid and wipe out the jacket with this wet piece of cloth. Run the damp towel in long, smooth motions; don’t forcefully scrub it out. Be sure to use only soft cloth as rough fabric may cause scratch marks on your expensive leather coat.
- Clean off the soap residue and pat the jacket dry -
After wiping down the jacket with wet cloth, wipe the jacket again but this time not with the soapy solution. This time you need to use clean water to clear the soap residue. After ending up with both the processes of cleaning, pat the leather jacket with a dry towel to dry it out and make sure that there is no standing water remaining on the jacket. Hang the jacket up in a closet and allow it to finish drying. Don’t hang it out in the direct sun light as direct heat can be very bad for leather. Also don’t use a blow dryer or dry the jacket in a machine.
So, you need not spend a fortune on dry cleaning a leather jacket. apt do it yourself techniques are enough for making this stylish fashion accessory look as good as new!