Tricks to Clean And Store A Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is definitely a piece in your wardrobe which makes it look stylish and precious. It is not less than a dream for every boy and girl to buy a leather jacket. There are many jackets such as a biker jacket, a bomber jacket and a fatigue-jacket. However, when it comes to the maintenance, leather clothing needs more attention and care.

Unlike other clothing which is made of different fabrics, leather is more sensitive and requires extra care. If your jacket has got stains or spots, you cannot just wash it or soak it in a detergent like you do with other clothing. For proper cleaning, storing and keeping the jacket new all the time, you need to follow below tricks;

Prevent it from damages before wearing it

Remember the old and famous saying 'Prevention is better than cure' because it really works. If you have a brand new jacket, it is better to protect it from damages and spots before wearing it. Waterproofing is a fantastic method through which the jacket is protected from water damages and it also becomes resistant to stains.

However, when it comes to waterproofing, there are many water & stain protectors available in the market and are very helpful in this regard. It is also helpful to repeat the process after every cleaning.

Water-stains should dry naturally

If your jacket gets water spots or if you accidentally spill some water on your jacket, do not put it in the dryer and don't even use a hair dryer for spot-dry. Direct heat of the dryer can damage the leather and this is the reason, the experts of leather recommend hanging the jacket so that water dries out naturally.

Alcohol is effective for the removal of stains

If your leather clothing has ink spots, plain old rubbing alcohol is the best solution to remove them. Soak a white cotton cloth in alcohol and rub the stain gently with it until the ink spots start to fade. Make sure the scrubbing is not hard otherwise the color of the jacket can get fade.

Leather-conditioner is useful

In order to keep your jacket soft and supple, the use of a leather-conditioner is helpful. A conditioner is extremely helpful to keep the jacket away from drying and cracking.

Hence, after considering all the above tricks, make sure you store your jacket in a cool and dry place to stay away from damages of mold & mildew.