Care Guide for Your
B L O G | K E L L Y ' S D R Y C L E A N E R S
Leather is very versatile! It looks
wonderful on both men and women
and works with several layers and
While leather complements most
outfits, proper leather care is needed
to ensure the fabric lasts longer since
it cannot be cleaned easily using
traditional laundry methods.
Here are some tips and tricks on how
to care for your leather pieces:
Cleaning and Drying
Continuous contact with liquids in
any form such as rain, sweat,
beverages, and more can cause the
leather to stiffen.
Be sure to avoid the use of strong
detergents. Always choose a product
that will help keep the leather’s
natural lubricating oils. You can find
a good leather cleaner in
Start cleaning by testing out the
product on a smaller, visible area first.
If there is no discoloration, proceed
with the rest of the item.
If you cannot find a leather cleaner,
mix a baby shampoo with warm
Never dry your leather apparel in
front of a direct heat source to avoid
stiffening and damaging the material.
Air drying is the best option.
Removing Stains and Odors
Techniques differ when removing
different kinds of stains from leather
Sweat can cause the leather to become
itchy and slightly stiffened. This is
best resolved using warm water with
a mild baby shampoo or fabric
To remove unwanted odors, mix a
teaspoon of bicarbonate soda crystals
and 1 liter of warm water. Let the
solution soak into the fabric.
Oils are quite difficult to remove.
While you can also rub a mixture of
water and baby shampoo, grinding a
blackboard chalk and sprinkling it on
the affected area is a better option.
Leave the powder on for one whole
day before rinsing using a dampened
Wax removal is not as easy though.
You don't want to chip all the wax
away from your leather, so you will
need a blotting paper and an iron to
fix the problem.
Place the paper on top of the stained
area. Set your iron to medium heat