How To Properly Maintain Your Leather Jacket
Leather jackets were introduced in the 20th century. They were invented in World War II specially designed for the Armed forces. As the world went by, the trend shifted towards the popularity of leather jackets and people started considering the leather jackets as a fashion statement.
LEATHER JACKETS AND THE MODERN WORLD:
From any Hollywood to Bollywood Star, male or female, the
leather jackets are considered VERY COOL to wear and considered a fashion
statement. Wearing a leather jacket makes you look more noticeable, stylish and
prim and proper weather among friends or family.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR LEATHER JACKET:
TAKING CARE OF YOUR LEATHER JACKET:
However, if you own a leather jacket then you need to maintain and take care of it as well so that your looks would not be compromised and you will look as attractive as cleanliness and maintaining your clothes are an essential part of your hygiene and your looks.
Taking proper care
of your leather jacket is essential so that the color would not fade away and
the shine and color remains intact and any scratches and strains might not be
visible on your leather jacket.
TYPES OR KINDS OF LEATHER JACKET:However before proceeding further, to have the required knowledge of the types of different leather jackets is also important. There are several types of leather jackets made from the tanned hide of different animals.
DRY CLEANING :
If your leather jacket strains and you have not cleaned it
immediately and the strains gets absorbed by the jacket then it is highly
recommend that u take your jacket to the dry cleaners.
of Strains or Scratch on Your Leather Jacket (tips and products to use and what
In case of any strain or scratch, there are several
techniques that you can use if you are not going for the option of handling
your jacket to a Professional Leather Cleaner or dry cleaners.
Firstly there are many products in the market such as Sprays
and Wax that is used for cleaning, however never compromise the quality and
never go for a cheap product as it can really dry the leather or make it worse.
Always use HEAVY WAXU as it is more reliable. It can also
become stiff if the right quality is not used.
Avoid products that have mineral oil, petroleum, shoe polish
to clean the leather. Use the shoe polish if your jacket is in a very bad
condition and clean the jacket by gently and lightly rubbing the brush on the
places that required covering and cleaning the strains.
There are several Leather CONDITIONERS in the shops. Leather
conditioners are a very good means to clean your leather jacket as it gives
good results and keep the leather soft by providing it moisture, giving it a
life.Another amazing tip is to use Simple wipes to clean the
material. You can go for Baby wipes to remove any stains, baby wipes are
reliable and can give you surprisingly good results.
You can also go for pure natural oils as they can give your
jacket the desired shine you want but on the other hand, they might make the
jacket dark afterward and they may soak in the leather to make it a lit
greasy. Also, cleaning it with lotion might as well darken it.
There are many Leather Cleaner Products. Always purchase a
high quality somewhat expensive specialty leather cleaner product because an A good leather cleaner product will ensure the softness of the leather jacket.
Before you go on applying some product on a jacket, firstly
test in on some other leather cloth (if you have one) or test it on the insides
of the jacket.
To protect and maintain the leather jacket the tips and
instructions also usually comes with the purchase of the leather jacket. After
the purchase, read the special instructions carefully and try to follow it as
IN CASE YOUR LEATHER JACKET GETS WET:
If your jacket gets wet by any means such as spilled water or drenched in the rain than try to let it dry naturally from wind or sunlight. Make sure you have dried your jacket properly before keeping it back in the closet.
MAKING YOUR JACKET WATER RESISTANT OR WATERPROOFING YOUR JACKET:
If you want your leather jacket to last very long then water
proof your jacket and make it water-resistant as soon as you purchase the
jacket. There are several Water Proofing agents available, choose the best one,
and never compromise for quality.
PROTECTING FROM HEAT :
Heat can damage the jacket and the material. Keep it away
from heaters or stove or for instance radiators.
SHOULD YOU IRON IT?
If your jacket gets wrinkles then avoid ironing it directly
on the material, hence, hand the jacket to the professional leather cleaner or
else put the jacket under some cloth and then iron it.
HOW TO WASH IT :
Avoid washing it in the washing machine. The important tip is, Always use a mild soap
if you are willing to use a bar of soap or clean it with a mixture of Warm Water and
Detergent. If the jacket smells then use lemon juice as well.
Avoid using too many detergents. If your jacket has mold on it then Alcohol could also be used
as a cleaning agent. Do not try to soak the jacket in water as the leather would
absorb it and it would damage the material, but try to twist out any excess
water that is soaked on the cloth that you are about to clean your jacket.
IF THE JACKET SMELLS:If your leather jacket has any sort of smell then you need to be cautious of insects as they can damage your jacket. Well if you spray any sort of pesticides on it then the smell may remain on it, and it might reduce the risk of having pests on your jacket. If you are planning on storing the jacket then make sure to dry clean it before storing it. For normal cleaning try cleaning the jacket with a damp cloth. These methods would not affect the feel of the leather jacket. Try to take your jacket to a professional leather cleaner.
KEEP YOUR LEATHER JACKET DRY :
It is very important for leather to remain dry. Don't
keep it in a damp place, make sure the place is dry such as the closet.A
leather should always be kept in a way that it can breathe. Try to keep it at normal room temperature. In case your leather jacket gets wet or soaked in rain
then let it dry as soon as possible.
SOME MORE IMPORTANT TIPS:
In order to keep the feel of the leather, in order to keep
the shine and the dye intact always wipe the jacket with gentle hands, never
All these techniques can also renew your old jacket in a bad condition and it would remain shiny and extravagant as you want it to be and right back as it looked when you first bought it.