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Caring For Your Fur Coat This Season

Caring For Your Fur Coat This Season

12 Dec

Caring For Your Fur Coat This Season

Fur coats are a staple for the Washington winters. They look incredibly chic and keep you warm. With heavy snow predicted for this winter, it’s time to take out the fur coats and air them out.

Here’s how you can care for your fur coats this winter:

Faux fur

Faux fur requires a bit of extra care to keep it looking its best. Faux fur also has an added advantage that they are resistant to insect damage.

Storing faux fur

Faux fur storage is very important, or else it can lead to your coat getting damaged. Always store your faux fur coat some place dry and away from humidity. Faux fur is made with synthetic fibers which can get wet and make it frizz.

Use a garment bag to store the coat while not in use. Make sure it isn’t packed tightly with other clothes or else it will flatten. To keep the fur fluffy, pack it in a contained of its own or where there’s enough room.

You also want to store such coats away from direct sunlight. Sunlight can cause discoloration and affect the fibers too.

Girl wearing a faux fur coat.

Weekly care

For weekly care, keep the same storage rules in mind. If you wear a particular fur coat regularly, brush the faux fur to maintain its look. A soft-bristled brush is ideal. Brush the fur with the grain very gently. Brushing the faux fur also gets rid of dust and debris, preventing the fibers from becoming matted.

Washing and cleaning

It’s best to leave the cleaning of your faux fur coats to the professionals. The tag on your fur pieces of clothing will state that they should be dry-cleaned. Visit your local dry cleaning service in DC. Some even provide free dry cleaning pickup and delivery in DC for your convenience. Washing and drying a faux fur coat is a long process and you require certain products and tools for it.  Since faux fur coats are synthetic, they can easily be damaged with heat.

Real fur

Real fur clothing are luxury items that are typically very expensive. Taking care of these pieces well ensures they will maintain their appearance over the years.

Storing real fur

When you’re storing fur coats during the warmer months, humidity is a factor you need to consider. Any humidity that gets into your fur coat will cause dry rotting. Store such pieces in a cool and dry area, away from sunlight. Make sure you don’t use any fabric fresheners like mothballs. They dry out the fur. Hang the piece in a non-wire coat hanger to preserve its shape.

Cleaning a fur coat

For any light stains on the fur coat, use a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water. When the coat is to be cleaned, take to a professional to preserve the luster of the fur. They will also do a good job of removing dirt, odors, and bacteria from the piece.

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly laundry and dry cleaning service, you’re in the right place. At Sterling Cleaner, we provide the best professional dry cleaning and pressing services . We’re a trusted cleaning company in DC and have been serving our customers for over three decades now. Contact us at (202) 785-1444 or email us at

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