Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

Getting an Oil Stain Out of a Leather Jacket and Some Cool Tips on Leather Care

Dianna Ennis

Visitors: 350

Getting stains out of leather

Fresh stains from things such as blood and food can be cleaned up quickly with a damp cloth. Stains from oil or grease can be lifted by grinding ordinary blackboard chalk, sprinkling the area, and leaving the powder on for a twenty-four hour period. Resist the urge to rub the powder in. After a sufficient time has past, simply use a leather care brush to remove the powder. While fresh stains can be treated and cleaned at home, ground-in stains should be attended to by a professional cleaner who deals in leather.

Storing Leather

Remember that leather is a natural material and should never be stored in plastic because it encourages the growth of mildew and bacteria and will ruin the leather. Always store leather in a cool, dry place away from heat. If the leather item is a garment, store in a breathable bag.

Wet Leather

An important key to keeping leather in top-notch condition is to treat wet leather before it has a chance to dry. Remove any dirt, mud, or other stains with a cleaning agent, then condition while the pores are still fully responsive. It is critical to remember that leather should be dried away from heat. If the leather in question is a garment, it's a good idea to stuff the garment to retain shape.


Leather conditioners are meant for occasional use. They contain fats and/or oils that help lubricate leather and replenish the suppleness. Look for a product that will penetrate the strong fibers in leather, but beware of any that include petroleum or mineral oils. While petroleum by-products won't damage your leather immediately, they do over a period of time. Again, just as with cleaning, keep on the look out for thick, greasy conditioning treatments for the best care of your leather. Here for you with motorcycle leather and biker apparel


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Leather Boots – Care and Cleaning
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

What to Wear With a Leather Jacket

by: Manpreet Singhmann (November 04, 2015) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)

Leather Coat Jacket - Hot Or Not?

by: Chris L. Jensen (August 09, 2008) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)

Leather Motorcycle Jacket Weight - What Does it Mean?

by: Ron Winsor (January 18, 2008) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)

Leather Jacket and Handbags – a fashion Statement

by: Mike Kilgore (March 23, 2012) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Gifts)

Why A Sheepskin And Leather Bomber Jacket Will Be Your Favorite

by: Georgie Henderson (March 05, 2011) 
(News/Pure Opinion)

Winter Is really a Great Time to Wrap Up Warm inside a Leather Jacket.

by: Mark D'Harrison (November 23, 2012) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)

Leather Handbag Designs - Colorful Leather Handbags From Designer Houses!

by: Ujwala Bapat (September 30, 2008) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)

Leather Jackets Leather Fashion Men Women Garment Coats Clothing Store Comany ..

by: Prabhat Kumar (August 12, 2007) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)

Leather Bar Stools – How to Care for Them

by: Lee Dobbins (February 25, 2007) 
(Home and Family)

Leather Boots – Care and Cleaning

by: Thomas Edwards (November 16, 2010) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)