Bancrofts Dry Cleaning

Leather care

Stain removal

If stain is fresh, simply wipe it off with a soft, damp cloth. Do not rub. If stain is oily, sprinkle baking soda on it, let sit overnight to absorb. Wipe off with a damp cloth. Do not use regular fabric stain removers on leather—they are likely to damage it. When using specialty leather cleaner, …

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Water damage

If your leather gets wet, blot dry with a towel. Hang up and dry at room temperature naturally away from heat sources. Use leather conditioner after garment has dried. Natural drying sucks moisture out of leather and may cause it to become brittle or crack over time.

Storage

Always hang leather garments on padded hangers to help retain their shape. Never store leather in plastic or non-breathable covers —it could cause leather to dry out and lose its integrity. Instead, cover leather items with an old sheet for long-term storage. Keep leather out of direct sunlight and heat to prevent fading. Avoid very …

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Protectors

Most leather specialty shops sell leather protectors—sprays that guard your garment from stains, water, and skin oil damage. Leather conditioner keeps leather soft and pliable, and helps it repel water. Condition at least four times a year, or more if your leather is regularly exposed to rain or sun. Avoid spraying hairspray, perfume, or cologne …

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