A person who becomes accustomed to a certain smell becomes blind to it after a certain while. The same happens to your leather accessories, after a while you stop feeling any smell or dirt on them. Your jacket's lining and leather can be broken down by sweat in the interior of the jacket, which can lead to long-lasting and irreparable issues.
You can frequently clean the inside of your jacket as easily as you can clean its outside. Following are the things you must remember while cleaning our leather lining:
- Put the jacket on a hanger after turning it fully inside out.
- Use a fabric cleaner on the inside of the jacket.
- Particular attention should be paid to the underarms and cuffs.
- The jacket should be air-dried in a cool, dry place.
- Don't spray your perfume directly on the jacket as the chemicals can ruin it.
It shouldn't take you more than a minute or two to clean the inside of the jacket. However, if you see any tough stains, special attention or effort might be required to get rid of them using a special detergent.
How To Clean A Leather Jacket Lining
When it comes to cleaning your jacket, cleaning the exterior leather is one thing, but cleaning the lining of your jacket is a totally different ball game. As it is a different material, it requires a completely different approach to cleaning.
This is a simple, straightforward task that you can complete at home and on your own. Cleaning the lining of your jacket will not take up much of your time and is not too time-consuming.
Here are the steps you need to follow to keep the lining on your jacket as clean as it was when you bought it.
Try diluting your detergent to avoid any damage. 3 cups of warm water and 1 cup of liquid soap should be mixed together. Make sure to use special soap made for leather products to clean inner areas. So even if your outer leather gets exposed to the cleaner, it won't be damaged. Liquid dish detergent might also work but we don't recommend it.
Prepare the jacket
You must also pull out the sleeves of the jacket when you turn it inside out. Using this method, you will be able to wash the jacket's entire lining more easily.
Clean the surface
Wring out the excess water from a cleaning cloth after dipping it in the solution. With soapy water, you need a cloth that is damp, not dripping. Use a microfiber cloth or a soft cotton cloth piece. Avoid putting too much pressure on the fabric and ensure gentle motions.
Focus on problem areas
Determine the biggest problem areas of your leather jacket. Especially the ones that are more exposed to dust, heat, and water. Clean the jacket lining with a damp cloth, paying special attention to the wrists, armpits, and collar areas, where dirt and body oils collect.
Use a damp cloth soaked in warm water once more to wipe the lining. using this method, you will now be able to rinse off any soapy solution on the jacket and any residue it has lifted.
Let it dry
The lining should be allowed to dry completely before the sleeves are turned out, and the jacket can be hung or worn as usual. Avoid using a hairdryer and prefer drying your jacket in a natural atmosphere.
How To Wash Off Tough Stains
Regardless of how well you maintain your leather jacket, it will eventually get stained. Perhaps you didn't see the stain at first, or perhaps there was ketchup on the BBQ or a bird dropped from above. There is no denying the fact that tough stains can give you a hard time.
If you can get rid of a stain as quickly as possible, that's best. However, that's not always possible. In such a case you must be careful and take advantage of our tips to get rid of the stain, regardless of how long it's been there. If the stain is too stubborn to come out, then you may have to take it to a professional.
It is easier to remove stains when they are fresh. Use a sponge that is soft and clean, along with soap and water. Dab a dry cloth on the damp sponge in a circular motion. Once the stain is removed (hopefully), repeat the procedure with the sponge and cloth.
Most people experience ink stains at some point in their lives, and they can be quite troublesome. The purpose of saddle soap was to remove tough stains from saddles, and often it works with ink as well. Whenever you have tough stains to remove, use them sparingly. You may need professional consultation if that doesn't work
Oils & Grease
There is no doubt that leather jackets are prone to getting oily and greased. If you want to dry out the stain before you clean it, you can use baby powder or cornstarch. You can sprinkle some on the stain, let it absorb, and then brush it off with a brush. After that, clean any residue with soapy water.
Perspiration and other similar stains can set into the lining over time, leading to an odor. By cleaning the lining, these stains will not set into the fabric and cause an odor over time.