How you should wash your leather jacket

Have you stained your leather jacket and don’t want to spend a fortune at the dry cleaner? Don’t worry, we have the solution. We are going to teach you how you should wash your leather jacket so that it looks like new. Or, at least, how you had it up to that moment.

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How do you wash a leather jacket?

How do you wash a leather jacket? If you have asked yourself this question, it is because you have needed an answer. It seems logical to know how to wash a garment that costs a lot of money and that sometimes seems impossible to clean. At least without taking it to the dry cleaner.

Now that they’re back in fashion, leather jackets are everywhere. And of course, from food, to drink, through mud or anything that stains leather, it is very noticeable. The problem is that, in this case, it is not worth putting the washing machine on and forgetting it. You have to know how to wash a leather jacket so as not to lose a lot of euros along the way.

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In this case, we are going to show you how to wash a leather jacket with items you have at home. If you don’t have them, it won’t be difficult for you to find them.

Materials needed:

  • Detergent for delicate garments
  • Baby wipes
  • Towel
  • Cube
  • Rag
  • Water
  • Leather cleaner spray

Before applying any product, it is important that you look at the label of the leather jacket. If it has any special indication, you must follow it to the letter. In the end, the manufacturer is the one who best knows what he has sold you and how to clean it and, above all, what you should not do in case it has been stained.

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If there is no problem, the first step is to remove the stain from the leather jacket. For this, we use baby wipes. In the end, they’re moistened, baby-ready wipes, so they’ll treat your leather jacket just as gently.

The next step is to spray the leather cleaner on the stains. We follow the manufacturer’s instructions, in case we have to let it act for a while, and rub with the towel. The stains will soon be gone. But there is still an important step left, because it remains to wash the entire leather jacket. A step that we will do the artisan style: by hand.

Fill the bucket with warm water and add a finger of detergent for delicate garments. They are detergents that have limited use of chemicals, which helps prevent the leather jacket from being damaged, scratched or lose color.

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Put the jacket in the bucket and rub into the stained areas with your hands. Do it in slow and circular movements, until you see that everything is clean. It won’t take too long. Once you have finished, it is best to hang it up and let it dry naturally. It will take time to dry but when it does, your leather jacket will be like new

The necessary ingredients to wash a leather jacket

What are the ingredients needed to wash a leather jacket? We have already seen a few that go great. Now, we are going to give you some more alternative, so you can choose the one you prefer.

First of all, a classic: soap and water. Of course, take care that the soap is soft and put a capful in a large container with warm water. It seems like little soap, but the idea is that the mixture is so smooth that you can apply it to the stain without endangering the leather jacket. If you go too far, you can take the color and ruin the garment.

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Among the ingredients needed to wash a leather jacket, there is a special leather cleaning spray. They are mixtures specially prepared for these fabrics. Among its ingredients, they have oils that soften the leather and help make cleaning safer. You won’t have a problem finding one, on any large surface.

To clean your leather jacket, apply a small amount to start with and test. If more is needed, time will have to throw it out. To clean it, use a soft cloth or clean towel and rub it in a slow circular motion. You will see how the product is absorbing the stain and leaving the jacket as new. To remove it, use a new, clean rag or towel

The best thing is that these products not only clean, but also hydrate and protect. The normal thing is that once you have finished, the leather jacket looks like new. Also, this glow should last you at least six months.

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Things you should avoid to avoid damaging a leather jacket

Finally, we tell you things you should avoid so as not to spoil a leather jacket. Common mistakes that a lot of people make that spoil real leather jacket jewelry.

  • Do not use hot water – If you choose to wash the leather jacket in the washing machine, do it with cold water. Not only that, you should also fill the washing machine as little as possible and put a wash for delicate clothes
  • Wash it with other clothes – Never put a leather jacket on its own in a washing machine. On the contrary, if you accompany the jacket with other dark garments, they will prevent the color from fading. In addition, you will prevent the leather jacket from getting hits during washing. It is also advisable to turn it inside out before washing it.
  • Close the zippers – If you close the zippers, you will not make it easier for water to remain in the pockets. It is also essential that you look at the pockets before throwing it in the wash. If you leave something in them, washing and recovering the garment can be very complicated.
  • Dryer – If you don’t want to let it air dry, and prefer a dryer, there are several things to keep in mind. Put the temperature on a medium level, a cycle of about 10 minutes and, when it is, turn it over and do the same thing again.

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