Janet asked: How do I clean acrylic cuffs on a leather jacket? I have an off white leather jacket with acrylic cuffs (ribbed) and around the collar and neck area. It is dirt from my puppy, no make-up or anything else. I took it to be dry cleaned, but they didn’t really want to do it. I tried brushing it off, but it still remains. Any help is appreciated!
Easily remove everyday dirt from your jacket cuffs with this simple method. If stubborn stains persist, see the additional tips section for advice.
You Will Need:
- Laundry detergent
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Add a small amount of laundry detergent to a bowl full of water, not too much – If you can’t rinse the soap out, the cuff will attract dirt when you wear the jacket again.
- Agitate the water with the toothbrush to create a mild cleaning solution.
- Briefly dip the cuffs in the water. To clean the collar, apply the solution with the toothbrush or a clean cloth.
- Scrub gently with the toothbrush, rinsing it frequently in the detergent water. Work with the fabric, not across it. This will prevent snags or other unsightly side effects.
- Once clean, rinse the fabric in cool water or wipe clean with a damp washcloth.
- Allow the piece to air dry completely before use.
Additional Tips and Advice
- If you uncover stubborn stains during the cleaning process, apply a stain stick or spray to the cuff. Be careful not to get it on the leather or it may leave a mark. Wait the amount of time indicated on the packaging, then repeat the cleaning process above.
- If you feel like the brush will be too stiff for the shape or condition of your fabric, use a sponge instead.