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Four Cleaning Products Used To Clean Your Leather Garments

Four Cleaning Products Used To Clean Your Leather Garments

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11 Nov

Four Cleaning Products Used To Clean Your Leather Garments

Leather provides that shot of chic in your wardrobe, but it is expensive to buy and extremely high maintenance. Unlike your pair of jeans, you can’t just throw leather outfits in a washing machine along with the rest of your laundry load.

Imperial Valet, a dry cleaning service in DC, has a team of experts specializing in suede and leather cleaning. You can rely on our experts to take care of all your leather crises.

Before we get into the list of products you can use to clean your leather garments, let’s check the DON’Ts of cleaning leather garments:

  • Don’t use ammonia.
  • Don’t attempt to use oxygen bleach or any bleach-based cleaner, for that matter.
  • Don’t use harsh detergents.
  • Don’t even think of using a hair spray or shoe polish.

Now that your favorite leather clothing is out of harm’s way—let’s take a look at this list of organic products and get cleaning!

Tip: Before applying any of these products, test it on an inconspicuous area of the garment.

Toothpaste—They Can Do More Than Just Cleaning Your Teeth

Make sure to use non-gel toothpaste and apply it gently to the problem area with your fingertip. Use a soft cloth to rub on the stain gently. Scrubbing it too hard would discolor or scratch the garment. Once you’re done, wipe the toothpaste off with a damp cloth.

Nail Color Remover—Preferably a Non-Acetone One

Nail polish remover works wonders when it comes to removing stains from a leather garment. Dip a cotton swab in the remover and gently blot it on the stained area until it’s nice and clean. Look for any remaining nail polish remover residue and clean it up. If the leather seems dry, apply a light leather conditioner.

Baking Soda—No Match for a Stubborn Stain

Baking soda has quite a reputation for getting rid of stains and greasy smudges. You can use a damp cloth to rub it on the stain after sprinkling some baking powder. Let it sit for at least a few hours or, better yet, overnight before you get it out with a wet towel.

Alcohol—Its Second Best Use

Alcohol is almost always available at home, and it can easily be used to wipe out any growing mold on the leather. Don’t forget to dilute it by adding an equal amount of water, which will reduce the likelihood of the leather surface getting dry. As always, once the mold is gone, clean the affected area with a damp cloth.

We understand that handling leather garments is a laborious task and demands a lot of care. DIY hacks and other methods may assist you in removing small stains or light smudges, but some leathers can’t withstand those hacks or products either.

Instead of taking the risk of ruining your favorite leather garment, let our team of experts who have vast experience in the cleaning industry make things easier for you. While you can rely on our laundry services, we are also open to your suggestions. Along with suede and leather cleaning services, we also offer laundry wash and fold and shoe repair and shine services.

Don’t delay your plans due to the laundry load, and let us worry about that. Want more information? Call (202) 785-1444.

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