After being unexpectedly caught in the rain in your prized leather jacket, you'll notice a few changes to the look and feel of the leather. The oils that naturally lubricate your leather will weaken, resulting in a stiffer and drier feel. Plus, you might see some white spots or streaks on the fabric caused by those irksome raindrops. Quick repair is important to restore your leather jacket to its pre-rain state.
What Happens to Leather Jackets in the Rain?
Repairing a Rain-Soaked Jacket
A rainstorm doesn't necessarily spell doom for your favorite leather jacket. However, proper care is essential to remedy pesky water troubles.
- Chamberlain's Leather Milk: How to Clean a Leather Water Stain
- Leather Help: Saddleback Stain Solutions: Rain Soaked Leather
- Chamberlain's Leather Milk: Best Way to Clean and Condition Your Leather Jacket
- Leather Therapy: Waterproofing Leather
- David Morgan: Care of Fine Leather
- The Denver Post: 5 Tips: How to Care for Leather Clothing