Preparation of leather pants for washing
To wash leather pants without unpleasant consequences, you need to carefully prepare the product.
In no case can you wash several leather items at the same time!
- All buttons, rhinestones, sequins, appliques and other accessories on the pants must be protected so that they do not fly off.
- Before washing, wash your pants for 30 minutes without powder. If you have a special product for washing leather and fur, then add it.
- If the pants are multi-colored or have fabric elements on them, then a color fixer should be used before washing. Otherwise the colors may fade.
After the preparation stage, the washing process itself begins.
If you need to wash your pants completely
Take a bath of warm water and soak the pants, they should be soaked. Long pants can not be kept, because the material may be damaged. Wash the product carefully. After that, put them in a dryer at a sufficiently high temperature. If you do not have a dryer, then simply hang the pants on a hanger in a vertical position and dry at room temperature in a room with a battery or heater, but in no case above the appliance itself. Also, leather products can not be dried in direct sunlight.It must be remembered that after washing all the scratches and imperfections on the skin will be much more noticeable than before. After the product is completely dry, it is necessary to cover it with skin cream in order to retain moisture and shine.
If you do not have the opportunity to wash your leather pants by hand, then try to do it in a washing machine in a delicate mode with a temperature of no more than 30 degrees. Also suitable mode "wool" with a spin of 300 rpm.
If the pants are just dusty and not very dirty, you can not wash them entirely. Take a clean, damp sponge and wipe the product, let it dry, then apply the cream. This can also be done with a regular wet wipe or a special spray. Pay attention to the tag on the pants. If you buy products for the skin, be sure to follow the instructions.
Check all the leather care products on the wrong side.
Ways to clean a specific area of
If you need to clean a specific stain, you do not need to wash your pants completely. Put them on a flat hard surface for convenience, take a clean sponge dipped in soapy water. It should be semi-dry, so that the solution does not hit the rest of the pants. Then gently process the stain and after that wipe off the remaining soap with a microfiber cloth. After complete treatment, wipe dry the pants with a dry cloth and hang to dry.If the pollution is too strong and the previous method did not help, you can use the folk remedies that are in every home - this is lemon juice or vinegar.
Take a little vinegar or lemon juice and mix with water in a 1: 1 ratio. Dip a clean sponge into the solution, squeeze and wipe the contaminated place. Then remove the rest of the solution with a dry rag or napkin and anoint the pants with cream.
If the stain is greasy, gasoline will help. To clean, take a cotton pad and slightly moisten it in gasoline, start to remove the stain. Then wipe dry with rags and leave to dry. After this cleaning method, be sure to moisturize the skin with a cream or spray, because the gasoline dries it.
For light leather pants, baby shampoo or soap is suitable. You will need to pour warm water into the basin and add shampoo or liquid soap to make a soap solution. Then add a couple of drops of ammonia, moisten a sponge in this water and wipe the problem area. Clean the remaining soap from the pants and dry in a well-ventilated area.
Ink Stains can be removed with Scotch tape. Stick it on the contaminated area, press down and slowly pull it away. If the stain is not removed completely, scrape the remnants of the stationery eraser. In case of persistent stains, special foaming agents can be used.
If you could not successfully cope with stains, it is better to take your pants to dry cleaning where they will do it without damage to your skin. It is important to know that timely cleaning of stains and proper care of a leather thing is the main guarantee of its longevity and good appearance. Always have on hand a cream, a clean sponge and hangers for storing leather pants.