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How To Clean a Leather Jacket

Are you wondering how you can clean a leather jacket without damaging it? Then you are in the right place. 

In this blog, I will tell you about six simple ways by which you can clean a leather jacket. 

Let’s get started.

How to Clean a Leather Jacket

The Leather is a waterproof material due to which you can use liquid substances to wash your leather jacket but keep it in mind that don’t ever put it into a washing machine. It will surely damage your leather jacket.

This is how to clean a leather jacket by seven easy methods.

Method # 1: Use Leather Cleaner 

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One of the best methods to clean a leather jacket is by using a leather cleaner. It only costs a few dollars but lasts for at least a couple of years.

When you have bought a leather cleaner, apply it a bit on a soft cloth and rub it on the area of the stain gently in a circular pattern. When the stained area is cleaned, remove the excess liquid from the surface of the jacket by using a dry cloth.

Method # 2: Use Leather Soap

You can also use a Special Soap or Mild detergent to clean any dirt and stains from the surface of the jacket. Mix the detergent in water and place it into a bowl. 

Take a piece of cloth and dip one of its corners in the mixture and rub gently in a circular pattern on the area or stain and dirt. Use a dry cloth to clean the site on which the liquid was applied. Your jacket is now as good as new. 

Method # 3: Use a Toothpaste

One day I was drinking my coffee as I used to do every other day. I had my clothes ready as I was prepared to go out to a party. Suddenly spilled my coffee on my beautiful Vintage Style Leather jacket. This vintage style jacket was one of the finest jackets I had in my closet and hence one of my favorites.

I got panicked as I did not have any detergent or cleaner. I ran to the washroom to get the toothpaste. I applied it to the stained area, and after a while, my Brown leather jacket was as good as new.

Using a toothpaste is one of the many ways by which you clean your leather jacket. Apply some on your finger and rub it gently on the stained area but not too hard. Now use a cloth to clean the site, and your jacket is good to go now.

Method # 4: Use Baking Soda

The baking soda can be a good option if there are any oil stains on the leather jacket. Sprinkle baking soda over the oil stain and leave if for a few hours or a day. 

The baking soda will blot all the oil on the stained area without doing any damage to the fabric of the leather jacket.

Method # 5: Use Rubbing Alcohol

You can also use rubbing alcohol in the same way you used the toothpaste to clean a leather jacket. It is best for removing mold and mildew off the leather. Just take a piece of cloth, put a few drops of alcohol and rub it on the area of mold.

Now use a dry cloth and clear that area. Now your brown leather jacket is back to original and can be worn again.

Method # 6: Use Nail Polish Remover

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You can use a Nail Polish remover as the last resort if you don’t have anything else available and want to clean off the jacket immediately.

Put some on the cotton swab and place it gently on the spot but don’t rub as it can make it worse. Place the cotton on the site for a few minutes and let it soak the stain.

When it is done, use to dry cloth to clean the area. It is best for removing ink stains.

Taking care of the Leather Jacket

Leather is a very tough and durable fabric and doesn’t require much of an effort to keep it good as new. There are just a few things that you should keep in mind while having a leather jacket.

After you have learned how to clean a leather jacket so now I will tell you how you can take care of your beautiful Black or Brown Leather Jacket.

  • Use Spray to make it waterproof
  • Use leather conditioner to keep it shining and as good as new.
  • Don’t keep it in any damp places for a more extended period
  • Don’t user use it in rainy season as everything has a limit.
  • Don’t wash it in a machine; it can damage the fabric or make it dull
  • Only use leather detergent of soap to clean it; ordinary soap can make it dull.

Final Thoughts

Now you know how you can efficiently clean a leather jacket when it gets stained or dirty. If it gets way too much stained or dirty then always to go a professional cleaner.

That will be all from my side. I hope this blog helped you a lot. Let me know in the comments if you found it helpful or about any new technique that you have found to clean a leather jacket.

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