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The Proper Way to Clean Leather Pants

By Edited Jun 27, 2016 0 0

While leather pants can be a very fashionable and practical addition to your wardrobe, knowing the proper way to clean them is important. Without having the necessary tips you should follow, you could accidentally damage the material. It is not difficult to clean this material so long as you adhere to the rules noted below.

The first trick is to determine the type of leather your pants are made from, which is key. This data is generally written on the tag inside the clothing piece. Aside from the leather type, the tag will also let you know about any separate cleaning instructions.

Always keep in mind that if the tag instructs you to take your pants to a professional to have cleaned, it would not be a bad idea to do so. In this scenario, were you to try and clean them yourself, you could end up discovering the pants may not clean well. In some cases the material might accidentally result in being damaged, depending on the type of leather or quality of the pants.

After learning the kind of leather your pants are made from, you can then research which kind of cleaner will work best for you. There are several cleaners available, many of which are only to be used on specific types of leather. Be careful and make sure that you choose the appropriate solution.

After figuring out which cleaner is going to work for you, take a quick moment to study its composition. When applying the cleaner, it can be easier using a spray bottle if it is a liquid base. However, using a rag to apply the cleaner is recommended if it is more solid than liquid. Remember to be sure and check that the cloth is dirt-free and dry before you use it to clean your pants made of leather.

Concentrate on specific areas that need attention. After you finish this spot-cleaning, gently wipe away the solution with another unsoiled cloth. After the material is clean, you have the option of buffing the leather. This will give your pants a shine which you can do, assuming it meets with you style preferences. If you decide to put a shine to the leather, ensure that your new towel is smooth and dry.

To dry your soft leather pants, it is best not to let hang dry outside. It can be dangerous to the material if you expose it to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time. This has damaging affects, and can bleach the color from the leather. It is best to use a small fan and allow the pants to simply air dry. If you choose to you also have the option of using oils, which will preserve the scent of your clean pants.

It is not hard to clean and care for pants made from leather. The cost of most leather pants is often too high to risk accidentally destroying while trying to clean. If done so correctly you can maintain this article of clothing in your wardrobe for years to come. Having the correct cleaners and knowing how to properly use them will aid you in keeping this somewhat expensive piece of fashion well maintained and protected.

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