You’re wearing your favorite real fur coat and it becomes soiled. You may have spilled something on it or it may simply be dusty or dirty. While you would typically throw your laundry into your washer and dryer, this isn’t the right choice when it comes to your real furs. Thankfully, there is an option. You can take your real fur coat in for professional fur coat cleaning, but until you can, you need to learn how to take care of real fur in the interim to ensure it isn’t damaged permanently.
Shake the Fur Out
If you’re dealing with your typical dirt and debris, shaking your real fur coat out goes a long way toward keeping it clean and tidy. Often loose dirt and other debris can become trapped within the furs, particularly the guard hairs. When you gently shake your coat out, much of this dirt will shake free, giving you a cleaner coat with just a simple shake. If this resolves your dirt issue, there is no need to seek out professional fur coat cleaning.
Brush the Fur While It Hangs
Brushing your hair can have a multitude of benefits so why wouldn’t there be some benefit to brushing out your real fur coat. Make sure you buy a brush that is designed for real fur so you don’t cause damage to your coat. It won’t work correctly with your average hair brush. Before brushing, make sure you hang up your fur coat properly so any dirt or debris you brush free falls to the ground, rather than simply moving it around the coat. Running your fingers through the fur can be a suitable alternative.
Create a Homemade Solution for Handling Small Stains
Removing stains before they truly set in is critical to ensure your coat stays in good shape. To create this solution, you will need to mix one part water with one part isopropyl. You can then apply it directly to the stain to remove it and restore your coat back to its original condition. Gently rub the stain with a white cloth dipped in the homemade solution and allow it to dry. Brush out your real fur coat with the appropriate fur brush before storing it away.
In addition to dirt and stains, you may find you need to remove odors from your real fur coat for a number of reasons. However, it isn’t always easy to get rid of stubborn odors. In order to remove the odors from your coat, place it in a vinyl apparel bag. While it’s not advised to store your real fur coat in a bag because it needs to breathe, using one temporarily to remove odors is appropriate for a short period of time. Fill a small container with at least a half cup of ground coffee. Place this container open in the bottom of the garment bag. If you’re afraid of spillage, you may place the container in a brown paper bag and fold over the top, though this will slow down the process. After 24 hours, smell the coat. If the odors aren’t removed, stir the coffee grounds and wait another 24 hours. If this doesn’t work, you will need to get professional fur coat cleaning to eliminate the odor and return your coat to normal.
Keeping your coat clean and dry, as well as properly stored, is the best way to prevent the need for professional fur coat cleaning. If you know how to take care of real fur, you will see it lasts a long time and doesn’t become damaged. However, no matter how careful you may be with your real fur coat, it’s important to take good care of it and learn how to take care of some of the minor problems yourself. In some cases, handling emergencies will keep the costs of keeping your coat clean and in good condition.
If you’re looking for professional fur coat cleaning to keep your real fur coat in good condition, contact us. We offer the services you need to keep your fur coat looking and smelling great.