How to Care for Your Sheepskin Leather Coat

How to Care for Your Sheepskin Leather Coat


Back to top

When it comes to caring for your sheepskin coat, you will be better off avoiding trips to the dry cleaner. Moreover, you can easily take care of cleaning and maintaining a sheepskin coat at your home using simple and readily available ingredients.

There are specific and general rules to keep in mind when it comes to caring for a sheepskin coat. Note that leather and suede sheepskin coats need different things for their home upkeep. The fur must be cleaned separately. Here, we are discussing the care, cleaning, and maintenance of a men’s sheepskin jacket.

  • The first rule is that sheepskin must be air-dried and never be put in a washing machine or a dryer.
  • Go for small and frequent cleaning. Do not let the jacket get soiled heavily before you think of cleaning it. Heavily soiled jackets are hard to clean completely, if at all.
  • Do not dry your men’s sheepskin jacket after cleaning or otherwise, in the proximity of heating devices like a hairdryer. It will damage both the fur as well as the leather.
  • Do not keep the jacket in the sun for long. It tends to bleach the leather of the jacket.
  • Do not put any adhesive sticker on your jacket when pulled off; these will also remove a part of the leather, causing damage to the jacket.
  • Do not use silicone. It just does not match up with your silicone jacket.

Storage tips

  • Do not keep the sheepskin jacket in a plastic bag in the off-season. The shearling jackets must be put in a cloth fabric bag that allows air ventilation. It takes care of any trapped moisture and lets the shearling breathe.
  • Hang the jacket only from the recommended place. Do not hang it loosely on a doorknob. Air-dry the jacket if it gets wet. Wipe off the excess liquid and then let it air dry.
  • Solvents and salt tend to get accumulated in your men’s sheepskin jacket in the winters as you wear it. Ensure that you clean it in the spring before storing it to get complete peace of mind.

Cleaning your shearling jacket at home

In the earlier times, smart housekeepers used certain readily available household things to clean the sheepskin leather jackets. These things included:


  • Solvent soaked rubber
  • Semolina and starch
  • Kerosene and gasoline
  • Ammonia and tooth powder


Rubber is soaked for some time in kerosene and gasoline. Apply this soaked rubber to the stained area, which is partially dried (at least). Remember, treat the stains frequently as soon as they occur, rather than waiting for the stain load to build. Dealing with this will be hard at a later stage.

Semolina is applied on the sheepskin surface with the stain. Rub it gently. Semolina will soak away grease and moisture, and the area will get clean in some time. Starch will serve the same purpose when used like this.

Kerosene and gasoline are solvents that you will use to remove old and challenging stains. Soak a cotton swab in the solvent and spot dry the stained area. Dry the jacket with air drying.

Ammonia in alcohol tooth powder paste mixture is a magic combination to make your old jacket look like a brand new one. Always use this mixture at the end of winter to cleanse your leather jacket before putting it in storage. Make a paste-like consistency of the moisture and apply it on areas requiring attention like cuffs, pockets, shoulders, and then apply it to the whole surface. Use a stiff brush to cleanse the areas needing a more significant deal of cleaning.

In this way, you can easily take care of your sheepskin leather coats. To get more tips and tricks for caring for your genuine men’s sheepskin jacket:

  1. Reach out to our team.
  2. Write to us if you have any particular queries for care and maintenance of your shearling coat.

Check the range of durable and premium quality sheepskin leather jackets on our website. We also have a range of premium men’s leather biker jackets, leather vests, leather baseball vests, fur collar leather jackets, and many other kinds of options in genuine leather jackets.

Older Post Back to Leather Tips Newer Post