I was once walking in a thrift market near my house, I kept looking for leather items, and I was more precisely interested in buying some old and authentic leather wallets, however, I found this wonderful faux leather jacket from the 60s, it looked perfect and the design was simply amazing, the fabrics were of high quality.
So, I decided to buy it, however, when I arrived home, I found that it was in a bad shape, inside, there were lots of bad smells and also the inside fabric had horrible colors to it, I was very upset by this, however I started looking for ways to disinfect my vintage faux leather jacket and after many readings and thinking, I got some great ideas that helped me not only disinfect it, but also clean it and make it very “wearable”!
The first thing you have to understand about thrift shops and markets is that they are full of good opportunities, we all know this, but the second thing you have to understand is that these opportunities are not always great “catches” most of the time, you are going to buy some wonderful item, but you are going to find out later on that it simply has got some defects or that it is smelling weirdly!
These smells are not only bad for the nose, they can be also be very bad for your health because most of the time, these smells are going to be produced by bacteria and yeasts that are not only going to attack the inner fabrics of the clothes, they are also going to hurt your skin and make you sick!
Needless to tell you about different skin infections I had for wearing old “vintage” clothes!!!
You need to always disinfect clothes you buy from thrift shops, in general, you need to disinfect old clothes.
Now, let’s talk about the best ways to disinfect faux leather jackets.
- The first step is to always clean the jacket with a dry cloth, this will remove dirt and dust from its.
- The second step is to apply vinegar.
I know that this idea is going to sound so old-fashioned to you, but let me tell you that vinegar is one of the strongest and most powerful disinfectants you can use for killing and getting rid of bacteria and yeasts easily.
However, don’t be fancy and use some expensive vinegar on your faux leather jacket, only use white vinegar, the one you are going to buy cheaply in your local supermarket, they are inexpensive and are also very efficient at getting rid of bacteria and other yeasts.
Not only will vinegar get rid of yeast and bacteria , it will also get rid of the nasty smells.
If the inside of your jacket is made of white fabric, then you can use this second alternative, pure alcohol.
Vinegar is very efficient, but alcohol is much more powerful.
In fact, whenever you have a problem with bacteria or yeast, always use alcohol first, it will not only get rid of germs, it will also get rid of stains and other spots, and it will also get rid of the bad smells very easily.
However, you need to be careful when using alcohol because it will sometimes destroy the color of your faux leather items.
So, be careful.
These are the best advices you need to know about disinfecting faux leather objects and clothing.