Small stains on shearling coats can be cleaned with a damp cloth, while debris can be plucked from the suede with tweezers, according to Overland Sheepskin Co. A cloth-brite pad can be used to remove dirt marks, whereas liquids like drinks and grease can be removed by applying corn starch to the stain for a few days. Dry cleaning is not recommended.Continue Reading
A reputable leather specialty cleaning company should be able to handle the worst spots and stains on the garment. Overland Sheepskin Co. explains that the inside of the coat can be tweaked with a metal dog brush. A suede brush can be used on the outside of a dry shearling coat to keep the material in good shape.
The fur side of a shearling coat needs to be cleaned once per year. Furcare.org reveals the leather side should only be cleaned when necessary as opposed to annually. A shearling coat should be conditioned before long-term storage, especially if the coat has been exposed to accumulated salt and solvents during the winter.
The suede side of the shearling coat can be protected with a layer of rain and stain shield especially made for leather or suede. Suede conditioner can remove most spotting, according to The Sheepherder. Wool on the inside of the garment can be cleaned with a solution of cold water and Woolite.Learn more about Laundry
London Fog recommends either dry cleaning or machine washing most of its trench coats in cold water at home. Dry cleaning is generally the preferred option to keep your coat in its best shape, but it can be expensive. You can get satisfactory results washing the coat at home if you follow the care label instructions explicitly. The London Fog company has a variety of coats that require different methods to clean them, but the company is most famous for its popular trench coats.Full Answer >
Unlike most wool fabric items, wool coats are not generally machine washable. This is due entirely to the materials used to provide the shape of the coats, which are not themselves machine washable. Doing so leads to a loss of shape for the coat.Full Answer >
To remove fresh oil stains from clothing, cover the stain with cornstarch for 30 minutes, then cover the stain with a liquid dish detergent. Flush the stain with water, and treat it with a prewash stain remover. Wash the clothing on the warmest water setting possible, and let it air dry.Full Answer >
Remove grease stains by pretreating the stains with a solvent-based stain remover, washing the item with the hottest water recommended for the garment, inspecting the item for any stain residue and repeating the treatment if necessary. Only dry the item when the stain is completely removed to avoid setting the stain.Full Answer >