Leather Jacket

How to clean a Leather Jacket

Leather jackets always add a bit of edge to a wardrobe. They tend to be expensive, so what is worst than when your leather jacket gets dirty? In our new article we give you some tips on ‘How to clean a Leather Jacket’, read for more!

Cleaning your leather jacket

Using certain chemicals that are bleached or ammonia based can damage and profusely crack your leather jacket. Using water can also damage the leather as it can stain it. However, don’t feel defeated, there are many different ways you can clean your leather jacket, want to know more? Read our article!


Believe it or not, toothpaste can help to clean your leather jacket. Pick up a non-gel toothpaste and apply a small amount on the stain. Rub very gently with a cloth, as you do not want to scratch or damage the jacket further. After you have finished, wipe the toothpaste with a damp, clean cloth.

Rubbing Alcohol

Mould on a leather jacket can be a nightmare. They are almost impossible to clean, but we have a simple solution:

Mix one-part water with one part rubbing alcohol. Dampen a clean cloth with the mixture and use it to wipe off the mould, this also works just as well on mildew.

After you have cleaned your jacket, apply a leather conditioner to stop it from drying out and cracking, making it less venerable to future stains.

Nail Polish Remover

Ink is the natural enemy when it comes to leather jackets. Using nail polish remover works like a charm and the ink just comes right off! You just need to get a cotton pad, dampen it with the nail polish remover and blot it on the stain until the stain is gone. Wipe with a clean wet cloth and dry it with a towel.

Dry Cleaning

Removing stains is extremely easy when you don’t have to do it yourself. There are many companies like Eco Clean, who specialise in Dry Cleaning in Milton Keynes. Eco Clean offer environmentally friendly dry cleaning at cost effective prices and every piece of clothing is cleaned to the best standards!

Baking Soda

Removing grease and oil is very simple with baking soda. Sprinkle the area with baking soda and rub gently with a damp cloth. Let it sit overnight and the baking soda will absorb the oil. The next morning wipe the powder with a wet cloth and dry it off with a towel.