Cleaning Leather Jacket

Everyone knows that once you put in the money to getting a nice leather jacket, keeping it nice may be a bit difficult. A leather jacket has become one true fashion item that anyone could own, but more popular in the motorcycle industry.

Leather seems to be one of those pieces of clothing that you own that can be one of the most difficult items to clean. So when you go out and spend over $100 on a nice leather jacket, you do not want to destroy it by cleaning it the wrong way. When you decide you want to own a leather jacket be prepared to do anything to keep it in tip top shape.

If you’d like to know how you can clean your leather jacket keep on reading as we are offering several tips to help you clean your own leather jacket instead of paying someone else to do it for you.

Tips on How to Clean Leather Jacket

When a little touch up needs to be done to your leather jacket taking it to the cleaners can be quite frustrating. So instead just find a cloth that is very gentle to the touch and a spray cleaner that does not contain chemical substances and wipe your jacket down. This will help in getting all the dust off of the jackets outer surface.

For those that own leather processed jackets you can simply use a gentle soap and water to clean your jacket. When you are doing this though ensure that you use a gentle cloth as it could damage the outer layer of the leather.

Brushed leather is hard to come by, but when you do cleaning it can be done with the use of a mohair brush or a shoe brush like the old fashioned kind. By using either one of these tools you should have the ability to get good results every time.

If you have noticed that your jacket has salt spots on it you will quickly want to clean them off with the use of clean water. Avoid attempting to clean salt spots away with dirty or soapy water, as it will just smear things around.

Everyone drips stuff on their clothing every once and a while, but it can be more difficult to get drippings off of a leather jacket then it is to get out of a cotton shirt. If you notice that you have dripped something on to the leather jacket quickly remove the substance with a gentle brush and then clean the surface with a mild soap and warm water.

Some things that you should avoid using on your leather jacket are any waxes, silicones, and any leather preparations. Also avoid cleaning the jacket with anything that contains an alcohol substance, turpentine substance, or mineral spirits as these can severely destroy the leather jacket.

Leather jackets can be a true priced possession for any motorcyclist and taking care of your leather jacket should be done just as much as you take care of your motorcycle. If you feel there is something you can handle on your own, do not try. Take your leather jacket to someone who can do it without chancing your leather jacket from being destroyed.