Step 3: Clean leather

Now we focus on really cleaning the leather. This may take a bit of time and elbow grease. Wet a rag and add a small amount of soap. Work on one section of the leather at a time, rubbing the soap into the leather until it lathers. Our goal is to remove any dirt from within the pores of the leather.

Wipe the lather off with a damp rag or sponge. Repeat this process until the lather no longer turns grey and continue on to another portion of the leather.
<p>I recently found a used, brown suede leather jacket at a second hand store. It's a great jacket but the collar has that dark brown, grimey look to it; any way to get it back to looking a little newer?</p>
<p>Yay I have alot more leather to clean than you do.(I have horses so there is ALOT)</p>
Thanks for the info.&nbsp; I&nbsp;put all my leather coats through the regular washing machine and let them hang dry.&nbsp; They get the nice worn out look and there is no damage.&nbsp; Do this at your own risk, from my experience there are no problems.<br />
hi, thanks for the info, is it the same for suede leather?
No, suede is completely different. If at all possible, you should refrain from wetting suede or using soaps. It is best to get t the stain while it's still wet and hasn't soaked in. Wet stains should be soaked up using dry towels to absorb the moisture. Some dry stains can be brushed off with a toothbrush or rubbed out with a pencil eraser.
Hey thanks! I pay about a hundred dollars a year to have my coat cleaned.
the best cleaner is glycerin soap,a bar will last years!!.also you should use olive oil to oil your leather .after oiling set the leather in the sun to absorb otherwise you will find oil on other things in your closet!I had to care for the tack in a racehorse barn some of witch was over 80 years old but looked new due to proper care.
Excellent guide. I have been planning to clean my coat for a while. It is a rather large brown trench coat, about 5 foot long. It shall take longer than a leash I imagine!

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