Are you thinking of dry cleaning your leather jacket? If so, don’t do so. There are other better alternatives. Given below are some DIY solutions that can help you clean your leather jacket in an easy way.
You can apply some toothpaste to the area where you find stains on your jacket. Be sure to use a soft piece of cloth to rub the stained area gently. Scrubbing will discolor or scratch the leather, so it must be avoided.
Nail Polish Remover
If you need to remove cuffs or ink stains, you can blot the area using a new cotton swab. Make sure you dip the cotton swab in a good quality nail polish remover. The ink will spread if rubbed. All you need to do is rub softly until so the stain is left.
For oil or grease stains, you can sprinkle a bit of cornstarch or baking soda on the stained areas. Use a damp cloth to rub softly and then let it sit for overnight. The oil will be absorbed by the starch or soda. Lastly, wipe it off with another piece of clothing.
Do you see the mod on your jacket? Get the equal amount of water and alcohol in a small bucket. Now, dampen a piece of clothing with the solution and run it over the affected area. Use another piece of clothing to wipe it clean. The same procedure can remove mildew.
Once your jacket is clean, use quality leather conditions to prevent your jacket from drying out. You can also make a leather condition at home. All you need to do is create a mixture of two-part linseed oil and one part vinegar. The solution is ready. Learning how to clean your leather jacket will make it last longer. So, try out these easy methods to get the job done.