Care guide for Lammy Coats and Waistcoats
Lammy coats are made of precious and durable sheepskin leather, so it's essential to take proper care of them. Follow these tips and tricks to ensure your lammy coat lasts for years to come!
Before wearing your lammy coat, treat it with an impregnation spray. This spray helps protect your coat from water, dirt, and stains. You can use the same spray that you use for leather jackets or suede shoes.
If you get a small stain on your coat, you can remove it yourself. Keep in mind that cleaning sheepskin can affect the leather and color, so be cautious. Avoid self-steaming, using a washer or dryer, or bringing the coat to a dry cleaner. Instead, use the following methods:
How to take care of grease stains in sheepskin coats?
Use blackboard chalk of the same color as your coat to absorb the fats. Wait a few minutes and gently brush off the chalk. Alternatively, you can try using cornstarch. Repeat the process until the stain disappears.
How to take care of wet Stains in sheepskin coats?
Sheepskin coats can get wet, but it's best to avoid it. Preventatively treat your coat against rain and dirt every year by spraying it with an impregnation spray. If your coat gets wet in heavy rain, hang it on a wide hanger in a well-ventilated room. Avoid hanging it close to a heater, and don't store it in plastic or a full, warm wardrobe.
Brushing is highly effective, particularly after being wet; the wool fibers will likely revert back to their natural curly state. By brushing the wool with a wire wool comb this will help to restore the fluffy appearance and natural “loft” of the fibers.
How to take care of blood stains in sheepskin coats?
Blood stains can be tricky to remove from suede. Blood stains can be removed with hydrogen peroxide. Pour a little hydrogen peroxide onto a Q-tip, cotton ball or bath towel. Then, dab at the stain until the blood comes out. Let the suede dry, then apply your suede brush to retexture the previously stained area.
How to take care of ink stains in sheepskin coats?
Ink stains are difficult to remove from suede. If the ink stain is fresh, try to absorb as much ink as possible with a cloth or paper towel. For set-in stains, dab the stain with rubbing alcohol, leave to dry, then apply a suede eraser to remove set-in ink.
For suede finishes, use adhesive tape to remove stains. Place a piece of tape on the stain and gently peel it off to remove the dirt. Avoid rubbing the stain as it can get rubbed into the jacket. You can also try to use a suede brush to remove stains. For large stains or fragile shearling leather, it's best to have your coat cleaned by a leather cleaning specialist to avoid damaging the leather.
If your garment has large stains or is made of fragile shearling leather, it is better to have it cleaned by a good leather cleaning specialist to avoid damaging the leather. For durability and best results, have a suede item cleaned by a good leather cleaning specialist. Finally, you should occasionally hang the coat outside the closet to allow the leather to air out.