How to Clean Leather Gloves


Geri asked: How do I clean women’s leather gloves (dressy ones)? I wear the gloves daily in the winter time, and feel they are loaded with germs and stuff. How do I clean them?

Leather gloves can come in a variety of styles. Regular cleaning will keep them looking their best. Follow the methods and steps in our guide How to Clean Leather to keep your gloves looking clean and new.


  1. Marie says:

    I believe the question is really about how to clean the inside of the gloves — the lining. That’s where the germiness would reside most. I, too, would like to know how to clean the inside of leather gloves.

  2. Bob says:

    Yes, inside. How to clean inside linings of leather gloves?

  3. Bonnie says:

    I spray them all over with Lysol spray. :)

  4. Mag says:

    Lysol is very toxic if breathed in or if it gets on the skin. A mixture of 50% white vinegar and 50% water does exact the same thing, and is much safer. You can use this solution to clean the leather, as well. I soak my gloves for 5- 10 minutes (do NOT rinse – the vinegar smell will dissipate), rub them with a clean cloth, blow dry them or leave them in the sun.

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