If you’re like me, then your leather jacket is probably one of your favourite pieces of clothing. It’s rugged and versatile, it looks good on just about anyone, and it doesn’t require much maintenance at all! But if you’re like me and have never cleaned your leather jacket before (or even if you have), there may be some things that seem strange or even dangerous to do with such an expensive item. Don’t worry: cleaning your leather jacket will only make it look better over.
Select a good conditioner
When it comes to choosing a conditioner, you need to be careful. You don’t want to use any type of product that contains harsh solvents or chemicals—these can damage the leather in your jacket and lead to premature wear.
Instead, choose products designed specifically for leather that are gentle on the material and won’t leave behind residue when they dry up. For example: A Leather Conditioner that is an all-natural formula made with ingredients such as jojoba oil and vitamin E (both known for their moisturising properties). It leaves no greasy feeling behind either!
Also make sure that whatever conditioner you choose isn’t too heavy in terms of weight (which could actually make things worse).
Always read labels.
One of the best ways to ensure that your leather jacket lasts longer is by reading the label on products you use. This can be difficult when you have many different products in your home, so it helps to keep an eye out for labels with some key information like materials used and how long they will last. If there are no details listed on a particular product, then it might not be worth purchasing at all.
Keep leather out of the sun and heat.
Avoid putting your leather jackets under the sun rays. Especially women’s leather jackets. Sun rays weaken the leather material and result in tearing sooner than later.
Only use products that are formulated for leather.
- Don’t use household cleaners. Many people think that their leather jacket—or any other type of leather product—will be cleaned by simply scrubbing it with a brush or sponge and then rinsing it off in the sink. This is a huge mistake, because you’ll probably end up damaging the surface of your jacket while doing so.
Instead, choose products formulated for cleaning leather: they will have ingredients specifically designed to break down dirt and grime without causing damage to your item’s finish or structure (like scratches). If this doesn’t sound familiar yet, don’t worry! There are plenty of brands out there that make great cleaners for all sorts of materials—just search online for “leather cleaning” or “leather care.”
Never use hair spray on leather jackets, as it will clog pores.
You’ve probably heard that hair spray is a great way to keep your hair in place, but it’s not for leather jackets. Hair spray can clog pores, causing the leather to become stiff and brittle. If you want your jacket to last longer, try using moisturiser instead of hair product on the outside of your jacket as well as inside it.
Use saddle soap no more than once a year, if your jacket is very dirty you may have to apply saddle soap twice a year.
Saddle soap is a gentle cleaner that can be used on your leather jacket to keep it looking new and clean. It does not contain harsh chemicals like dry cleaning, so it won’t damage the fibres of your jacket or make it stiff or hard to grip. However, you should use saddle soap no more than once a year if your jacket is very dirty. If you need to clean it more often than that then you may want to consider using saddle soap twice per year instead of just once per year – but this depends on how dirty the material is in question!
Never wear faux-leather in the rain or snow.
When it comes to faux leather, the most important thing is that you never wear a faux leather jacket in the rain or snow. You see, most of these materials are made from plastic that can’t withstand water and heat. If you get caught in an unexpected downpour or if you’re out for some fun on the ski slopes, then your jacket will quickly turn into an unwearable mess—and not just because it’s soaked through. The chemicals used for treating real leather may cause damage as well!
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about these materials over our years of testing different kinds of jackets (including expensive ones) is that they really aren’t waterproof at all—just look at how fast water gets into those seams when we leave them out overnight without any protection!
Wear a shirt under your jacket
Wearing a shirt of some kind underneath your leather jacket to protect the surface of your clothing from sweat and body oils, which can stain clothing and cause premature wear on the garment.
Body oils are a particular problem for men’s leather jackets as they tend to attract them like magnets. Body oils can cause stains on your shirt that will be transferred onto your jacket when you wear it next. These stains are not only unattractive but will also ruin the appearance of your jacket if left unchecked over time.
Use a soft yet damp cloth to clean the jacket
To clean dirt from leather jackets, dampen a soft cloth with water and rub gently over stained areas; wipe dry with another soft cloth or let air dry for about an hour before wearing again.
If you have any type of cleaner on the jacket, wait until it is completely dry before putting it back on.
Avoid wearing a wet leather jacket
If you get stuck in the rain while wearing a leather jacket, hang it up to dry for at least 24 hours before putting any type of cleaner on it because the water could cause stains.
- Don’t wear a wet leather jacket.
- Don’t put on a leather jacket that has been sitting in the rain or snow for at least 24 hours before applying any type of cleaner to it because the water could cause stains.
Clean it regularly
If you have a leather jacket that you love but have never cleaned it before don’t worry – there are many ways to do so without damaging your favourite piece of clothing!
A leather jacket is an investment, and it can be costly to buy one new. So make sure you clean your old one regularly if possible. The best way to do this is by rinsing off the outer surface with cool water and wiping away any dirt or oil stains with a clean cloth or dryer sheet (it’s okay if there are some). This will help keep your leather looking new longer!
So there you have it! A few tips on how to keep your leather jacket looking its best. Remember to always read labels and follow the instructions that come with your product, because if you don’t, then chances are you won’t get the results that you want or need.