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How to care for your Denver leather jacket

May 29, 2019

So you’ve purchased your leather what? It’s important to care for your Denver leather jacket to the best of your ability, afterall it is an investment. While there are some common sense things you already know not to do, these are the six things you should be doing to help keep your leather jacket in top shape.

Seal It
Your first step in caring for your leather jacket will be to seal it with a waterproof sealant. Waterproof sealants will help keep the jacket from staining, and keep water from damaging your leather jacket permanently. Leather as a material is prone to staining, which is why using a waterproof sealant should be at the top of your to do list.

Day to Day Care
Day to day leather care is relatively simple! The first step is wiping your jacket off with a clean, slightly damp cloth. Make sure that the damp cloth has been completely wrung out to keep a large amount of water from damaging your jacket. Wiping down your jacket will keep dirt and stains from staying on your leather jacket. 

When it comes to cleaning your leather jacket, further than just a wipe down, you will need to purchase specific leather jacket cleaner. When purchasing leather cleaners, you’ll be able to removing stains as they appear without damaging your investment. If after using a leather jacket cleaner you are unable to remove the stain, you will need to have your jacket treated and looked at by a professional. We recommend getting your jacket cleaned professionally at least once a month. 

When purchasing your leather jacket, ask your leather store about purchasing a conditioner. Using a leather conditioning helps to protect your jacket from the elements, and keeps it from drying out. 

Polishing your jacket can help give it a nice shine - as long as the leather isn’t cracked or damaged at the time of application. Leather polish can also affected the leather jacket negatively, so check with your Denver leather jacket store before applying any polish to your jacket. 

Hanging Your Jacket
Storing your leather jacket is almost as important as proper care and cleaning. When storing your jacket, it should be hanging to avoid any wrinkles and should be hung on a wide padded hanger. Never store your leather jacket in a chest, and don’t fold it. Creasing your jacket can cause more harm to your jacket than good, so always keep that in mind when looking for ways to store! It’s important that your leather jacket also not be hanging in direct sunlight, and is kept somewhere dry and cool as well.

If you need help caring for your leather jacket, or purchasing a new one. Get started by booking an appointment with us, we are here to give you the perfect Denver leather jacket purchasing experience. Our experts can help guide you through the leather jacket process, from purchasing to day to day leather jacket care we can help you.