Most leather materials make high-quality gloves with various protective and functional features. As they are lined with cashmere, either pure or blended, the level of comfort and warmth will be enhanced significantly. Therefore, it shouldn’t come off as a surprise that such gloves are pricey.
The price is one thing, but such materials also require proper care to preserve their properties. Everyone owning a pair is looking for tips on how to clean leather gloves with cashmere lining. Please note that leather and cashmere are both sensitive to heat, so rule out any cleaning process with excessive heat.
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How to Clean Leather Pairs With Cashmere Glove Liners
We advise you to hand-wash the gloves since many types of leather cannot handle the washing cycle and heat. You can machine-wash other types of cashmere-lined gloves but not the leather ones.
What you need to prepare
- Mild detergent or soap
- White vinegar
- Plain soda water
- A clean cloth and some microfiber cloth
- A spray bottle and a bowl
- Clean and warm water (not too hot or too cold)
- Leather oil conditioner (optional)
Step 1: Spot clean the stains
One obvious thing about glove stains is that you should clean them right away before they get the chance to set in and emit a bad smell. Therefore, even if you do not plan to wash your gloves, spot cleaning the stains, often oils, grease, and dirt, is recommended.
- Treat the leather stains
Mix a cleaning solution of 1 part white vinegar and 1 part of clean water in your spray bottle. Then shake the mixture a bit before spraying it onto the stains on your leather glove’s surface. Make sure you do not soak the leather.
Now, let the solution sit for around 15 minutes or more so it breaks down the stains. Then, you can use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe the dirt off.
Turn the gloves inside out to treat the stains on its inner surface, if any. Repeat the same steps with those marks.
- Treat the cashmere lining stainsn
Now, we move on to spot-cleaning harsh stains and dirt on the cashmere lining using plain soda water.
It is as simple as pouring a bit of the soda water onto your clean cloth. Then, use it to blot the dirty liner areas several times and rub them a little bit to remove the stains.
If there are stubborn marks that refuse to disappear, you can use some drops of the prepared mild detergent and continue to blot with a clean cloth.
Step 2: Clean the gloves
After removing stubborn stains, we can move on to cleaning leather gloves while they are still inside out.
Create the cleaning solution by mixing soap with clean water in a bowl. Then, soak the clean cloth in the soapy water and squeeze it a little bit.
Now, use it to rub all over the leather gloves, including the cashmere lining. Still, avoid soaking the gloves with water since it can damage the leather materials.
Afterwards, rinse the clean cloth with clean water to remove all the soaps in it. You should squeeze the cloth again to remove excess water, then rub it onto the gloves to remove soap on their surface.
Step 3: Let it dry
It will be tricky and even impossible in some cases to clean leather gloves with mold since rot and mold probably already damaged the leather. That’s why you do not want to leave the pair wet and store it away.
You should dry the gloves by squeezing out any water on them, then hang the pieces onto a DIY drying glove rack, if you have one, or use clippers.
You can also lay the glove flat on a clean surface in an open space for it to dry gradually. Please avoid putting it into the dryer or near any source of excess heat.
Step 4: (optional) Condition the gloves
Although this step is optional, it is recommended that we use conditioner or mink oil to keep the leather smooth and soft for comfortable use.
Since leather is a tricky material, always choose a leather-compatible type of cleaner and conditioner for your pair.
That’s basically all we need to know about how to clean leather gloves with cashmere lining to not damage the fabrics. You can be a little more thorough in choosing the proper cleaning or conditioning products by following your glove brand instructions.
You can also ask them for any important thing that you should take notice of while using and washing their products. Their advice should be more detailed and specific. Anyway, if you find this instruction helpful, feel free to share it with others. Thank you!
This is Edward Manning, the editor in chief of Construction Informer. Quite a bit of my time is spent researching the market and interviewing experts in the field so that I can give you reliable information.