Tips of maintaining leather jackets

Published: 05th October 2011
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Leather jacket is made from animals' skin, such as pigskin, cowhide, sheepskin, snake skin and fish skin. They are a kind of specific clothes that made of processing leather. Because the hairs of animals' skin have air permeability, so leather jacket like a layer of another skin on body. Its outstanding contribution to human is not only winter protection, but also beautiful, noble and not easy to be dirty. Fashional jackets are either hansome, or elegant. Compared with other kind of clothes, leather jackets lack somwhat dilatory, yet more little capable and natural. They can be matched with pants and dress.

As leather jackets are different from normal clothes, so we should wash them with unconventional method. As we known, we wash ordinary clothes with water and laundry detergents, then we can not wash leather jacket in water. The dirt on leather jacket are three kinds and they are always sweat discharge, various greasy dirt and dust. Leather jackets must be cleaned before coloring. The cleaning method is that take cleaning agents with a clean cloth or tampon to scrub its surface dirt. There are many special detergents for cleaning leather jacket. It is better to clean fully clear, especially in collarband, sleeve cuff and the bottom and other special dirty places. After cleaning, then we should color jacket in time.

After cleaning leather jacket, it is generally going to coloring smooth leather jacket, which is professional called " cover with paint". It is a way to paint colour or resin on the surface of leather jackets. To the jacket has colored well, then it should be appropriate treatment for solid color, which can in case of discoloration. If the jacket is unfairness, it is the best to iron them with a iron. While contro the time correctly, the ironing time should not too long.

Leather jackets are fashionable but expensive. Whether you receive one as a gift or buy one for yourself, you will want to keep it looking good for many years. If a leather jacket is not maintained properly and with the proper supplies, then it can start to look worn very quickly, and eventually develop cracks and tears. These simple steps can help your jacket retain all the beauty, fragrance and suppleness of new leather.

Apply leather conditioner. Using a soft, lint-free cloth, apply a small amount of conditioner, and work it into the leather in a circular motion. Be careful not to get too much, as a little bit goes a long way. Wipe off the excess conditioner, and repeat until the entire surface has been treated. Apply leather conditioner to your jacket when it is new, and then several more times a year. Leather conditioners and creams can be found at stores that sells leather goods. Don't use any oils that come from animal sources, such as mink oil, as this will darken the leather.

Protect your jacket from the elements. Moisture will harm leather, causing ugly stains and stiffness. If your jacket gets wet, hang it in a dry place, and allow it to air-dry naturally. Don't be tempted to speed the drying process with a hair dryer or radiator. This could damage the leather. Do not expose your jacket to direct sunlight for long periods of time. Treat stains quickly. Use a soft brush to remove as much of the spilled substance as possible. Next, gently wipe the jacket with a damp cloth and mild soap, then wipe again with a fresh, damp cloth or sponge to remove any soap residue. Hang the jacket and allow it to air-dry, then apply conditioner to the spot.

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