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Easy cleaning tips for your Denver leather jackets

June 12, 2019

You’ve purchased your Denver leather jacket, but keeping the jacket clean and well taken care of is important - afterall it is an investment. When looking for a general clean, get a clean, damp cloth and lightly rub it over your leather jacket. When you are finished wiping down the jacket with a wet cloth - take a clean, dry cloth and dry off your leather. There are some things that might require additional attention, such as stains and other abnormalities. These are a few of our DIY remedies that can assist in removing these pesky stains. 

No matter what remedy you try to use, it’s important to remember as you test out your own cleaning solutions to test it out on a small portion of leather and consult with your Denver leather jacket store before you start putting cleaning material on your leather jacket. When testing a small area, be sure it’s an area that is not going to be seen - so maybe a small corner on the inside of your sleeve. Always use your best judgement when testing out DIY cleaning solutions. Each and every leather jacket is unique and can react differently. 

When using toothpaste, do not use a gel toothpaste - instead grab a paste. Once you grab a paste, apply a small amount to the stain and rub gently with a soft cloth until the stain lifts and disappears. As you are gently rubbing the stain, be careful not to scrub. Scrubbing the stain can scratch or discolor the leather. When the stain has lifted, take a damp cloth and wipe the freshly cleaned area. 

Nail Polish Remover
Nail polish remover is helpful when removing ink stains or scuff marks on the leather jacket. When handling an ink or scuff mark, it’s important to blot to stain and not rub it - as it could ultimately spread. Also use a cotton swab that has been lightly dipped in nail polish remover so you avoid saturating the leather. Once that stain has been removed, grab the damp cloth and wipe down the area that you have freshly cleaned. 

Baking Soda
When it comes to oil and grease stains, gently sprinkle baking soda on the stain and rub gently with a clean damp cloth. While it’s best to let the stain sit overnight, remember to test wet baking soda sitting overnight on a small section of your leather jacket hidden from view. It’s always best to be careful! 

Rubbing Alcohol 
If you have mold growing on your leather jacket, you’ll need to mix one part rubbing alcohol and one part water. Damped a cloth with this solution, and then gently wipe your leather jacket down to help remove any mold and mildew. This cleaning process is two steps, once you clean the jacket with a damp cloth and the jacket is clean - apply a leather conditioner to keep the jacket from cracking.

If you need help caring for your leather jacket, or purchasing a new one contact us, we are here to help. 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.