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Three things NOT to do when it comes to your Denver leather jacket


April 24, 2020

So you have your leather jacket, now what? You might be surprised to know that even the most experienced of leather jacket owners make some mistakes, but even a little mistake can be costly. Leather is quite an investment. This is why it is so important for you to know and understand how to treat your leather and care for it when there are issues. Improper cleaning and treatments, excess water and humidity,adhesives, and spills can all lead to issues Learn how to correct these issues and learn when you need leather repair in Denver. 

Improper Cleaning and Treatment
When it comes to cleaning your leather, you never want to submerge it in water. It is crucial to look at the care instructions and follow them. Also, know that leather does not need to be cleaned as often as other clothing typically does. The water can damage your leather and ruin the quality of something that is often a large financial investment. Jackets usually only need to be cleaned once, maybe twice per year. Note that you will need to take it to a professional who knows how to handle it’s cleaning. If you get stains on a jacket, there are spot cleaners available to help you care for them on your own. You do not want to use any harsh cleaners, and you need to make sure your cleaning agent is safe for use on leather. Just use a small amount and quickly dab it up so the solution does not sit on the leather. Last, make sure you hang up your leather—whether it is pants, a jacket, or other. When you fold leather and put it into a drawer, it can lead to creases. With creases, you are not able to iron them out. 

Water and Humidity
Moisture beings its own set of potential leather issues. Water can ruin leather. When just a little bit of water comes into contact with leather, it should not be an issue. If you are walking in the rain or partially submerged in water, it can stain and ruin the clothing. If you know that there will be rain or snow on a particular day, opt to wear something different to ensure you do not ruin your leather. But water can also hurt leather in other ways. Are you hanging your leather clothing in a humid environment? That too can damage leather. You want to make sure you are storing leather in a cool, dry environment. 

Adhesives, Spills and Other Outside Factors
There are many outside factors that can hurt your leather. Adhesives are one of them. If you go to a networking event or function that requires a nametag, you will not want to put the sticker on your leather as that can ruin its quality. Next, if you use hairspray, make sure you are spraying it without your leather in its path. Over time this can hurt the quality of your leather. 

If you find that you need leather repair, Jonval Leather and Furs can help. Learn more about our services for alterations, repairs and cleaning. To get started or ask questions, call 720-377-1555.