How To Wash Leather Jacket — Best Way & Do's And Don'ts

Leather jackets are not cheap, but you want to keep it looking as fresh as long as possible if you have invested in one. You can't do it. 

In addition to preventing spills and tears, you must learn to clean a leather jacket in the first place.

How To Wash Leather Jacket — Best Way & Do's And Don'ts
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Moreover, in case of serious pills, learn what to do. 

We also reached out to Leathercare USA, a business that offers leather cleaning, modification and restoration services via mail, to find out how you can clean a leather jacket. 

Owner of the firm,

 Jeff Schwegmann, shared his secrets on leather jackets for spot-cleaning, how to refreshen the furnace, and how best to let a specialist quit the job. 

Start with the mildest cleaning procedure and work your way through the steps below.


• How To Wash Leather

 Jacket ?


What You'll Most Need:

Soft Sponge

Dettol Cleaner Spray

 Leather Cleaning Wipes 

 (As Your Choice)

Leather Conditioner 


Follow These Steps:

1.  Check to make sure the jacket is finished leather before you start, not suede or nubuck. For finished leather, the measures below apply.


2.  Begin with the mildest method: use water and a soft sponge to gently blot the stain (do not rub) and work from the inside to the outside of the stain. Take sure to feather out the edges when you work, so there is no rim. Re-wet the spot with water and feather out the edges if a ring is formed.


3.  Let the jacket fully dry out. In an unobtrusive spot, try out a little bit of leather conditioner. If the jacket is fully dried, apply the leather conditioner gently in long, even strokes (more is not better in this case!).


4. To clean spills of food: blot any excess, then dampen and scrub the stain with a clean towel. Fortunately, the finishing of most finished leather has some stain resistance. Let it dry so that you can see what remains of the spot. To prevent a ring from forming, re-wet the area if appropriate.


5.  If water doesn't work: increase the power of washing. Dilute one section of Dettol Cleaner to 20 parts of water, then again blot the area and allow it to dry.


6.  Try leather cleaning wipes on site if the stain persists. Oh, no luck? It's time for the pros to check in.


• How to Clean a Leather Jacket 

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What You'll Need:

• Dettol Cleaner Spray

Soft Sponge

• A Clean cloth


Follow These Steps:

1.Check the label for care. For polyester covering, these measures are, but rayon, cotton, or silk should be left to an expert.


2. Dilute one portion of Dettol Cleaner with 20 portions of water. Clean the infected areas with the aid of a soft sponge.


3. In fact, soap absorbs bacteria, so do not use too much water and rinse with a clean, moist cloth thoroughly.


4. Turn the jacket inside out and let it dry in the sun outside.


The Do's and Don'ts of Washing a 

Leather Jacket:



How To Wash Leather Jacket — Best Way & Do's And Don'ts

• Start first with the Mildest solution. "When working on leather, less is enough. You can still reapply or retry anything, but you can't go back after you apply it," Schwegmann says.

• Leave it in the sun or in a well-ventilated environment to help the jacket dry as soon as possible.

• Do not threaten to disinfect your own dye, lipstick, grease, wax, or paint stains. You'll have to work with a pro.

• Do not use club soda, it can exacerbate the stain.

• When you blot, do not forget to brush, or the stain will easily be covered by a water mark.


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