How to wash leather gloves?
Whether you’re welding, working in construction or just challenging someone to a duel, your
leather gloves will get dirty. Washing is a great way to increase a glove’s lifespan,
unfortunately you can’t just throw them in the wash with your laundry and hope for the
best. So how do you clean leather work gloves?
1. Use soap and water: This removes the natural oils that are present in the leather. No
oils means the gloves will stiffen and become brittle, effectively shortening the life, use
and comfort of leather gloves.
2. Use saddle soap: A few of you are probably yelling at the computer “USE SADDLE SOAP!
IT’S DESIGNED FOR LEATHER!” You’re not wrong, it is. But again, soap emulsifies the natural
oils in the leather but also, imagine the time it takes to massage the saddle soap into each
glove — not cost effective at all.
Dry clean: This is your best option to clean leather work gloves because it keeps the oils
and lets you get the most out of your gloves.
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