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Common leather jacket repairs from your Denver leather store

From scratches and scrapes to rips and lost zippers, you may find yourself in need of Denver leather jacket repair. Depending on the severity of the damage and your needs, you may be surprised to learn there are a few things you can do yourself and a few things you should always leave to the professionals. Learn more about mending minor damages, how to determine when you need a professional repair, and preventative measures you can take, below!

Mending minor damages

For minor scratches and scuffs, it is sometimes possible to mend your Denver leather jacket without the aid of leather professionals. To do this, we recommend using a quality leather oil and conditioner. First, be sure that your jacket is clean and dry. Next, apply a small amount of leather oil with a dry cloth to the scratch, and use circular motions to gently buff the area. Once the oil has dried, apply a small amount of leather conditioner to keep the material in optimal condition. If the scratch or scuff is still visible, we suggest calling our Denver leather repair experts for additional advice. Before using any specialty oils or conditioners, be sure to read the care instructions on your garment’s label or contact a leather professional.  

When you need an expert

Although it may be tempting to try to make every jacket repair yourself, this can lead to further (and potentially irreparable) damage. This is especially true of rips and tears in your leather jacket. Never try to sow sew or mend a tear in your leather jacket by yourself, as this could leave holes in the leather and potentially worsen the rip. For severe scrapes and scratches (or minor scuffs that are not lessened by the steps above), always contact a reputable Denver leather repair service like those available at Jonval. Finally, if your jacket has become extremely dirty, never try to wash or dry it at home. Because leather requires very specific cleaning products and drying techniques, washing or drying your jacket at home could cause brittleness, extreme cracks, and severe damage.

Preventative Measures

The best way to keep your Denver leather jacket in great condition is to utilize preventative measures. Try to avoid wearing your leather jacket in situations you know may damage it, like during exercise or arduous activities. We also suggest regularly conditioning your jacket with quality, leather-specific oils and creams (as long as the care instructions allow it). Doing this will help establish a protective layer over your jacket and potentially make it less susceptible to minor damages. Lastly, always keep an eye on vulnerable portions of your garment (like the elbows and shoulders). If you notice these areas becoming distressed easily, contact our team to discuss reinforcement and repair options.

If you have any questions about maintaining, repairing, storing, or cleaning your Denver leather or fur- we are here to help! Give our experts a call at 720-377-1555. You can also visit us at 6880 East Evans Avenue to view our fantastic inventory of leather and fur. Discover your perfect Denver leather jacket at Jonval Leather and Fur!