How to Clean a Shearling Coat


Suede on one side and wooly on the other, shearling coats offer a bohemian unisex look that gives any ensemble a sense of style that is rugged and carefree. To ensure a long life of wear, specialized care techniques are required to properly clean the shearling.

Things You'll Need

  • Tweezers
  • Towel
  • Cloth or sponge
  • Scouring pad
  • Corn starch
  • Vacuum with brush attachment
  • Suede brush
  • Sturdy hanger
  • Dry your shearling coat completely before cleaning -- as a winter jacket, this garment is often a bit damp from snow or rain. Thoroughly blot the entire coat with a towel and allow it to air dry at room temperature. To avoid damage, do not place the coat near heat sources, such as heaters or stoves.

  • Remove any visible debris from the wooly side of your shearling coat with a pair of tweezers.

  • Lightly dampen a clean cloth or sponge and blot small stains on the furry material to dissolve them. Sop up excess moisture with a clean towel.

  • Sprinkle corn starch on tougher stains on the jacket's suede surface, such as grease, oil or beverages. Allow the cornstarch to rest overnight -- two nights in the case of stubborn stains. Vacuum out the corn starch with a brush attachment.

  • Brush the suede material with a suede brush, working against the material's nap. In addition to restoring the nap of the fabric, the brush helps work out minor dirt stains and loose debris.

  • Hang the coat in the bathroom while you take a steamy shower to remove any wrinkles. Use a sturdy, structured hanger to help the heavy coat maintain its shape.


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