By Eleanna - November 12, 2019
Owning a pair of real sheepskin slippers is a luxury unto itself. However, this luxury will not last unless you take proper care of your beautiful, sheepskin slippers.
The first thing you should do to ensure that your slippers last for years is to apply a protective coating to the outer surface. You should choose a stain-and-water-resistant shield that is designed specifically for use on suede or leather. Because a spray that is comprised of a non-silicone rain repellent is designed to repel water, your slippers will be shielded from water spotting as well as being more resistant to soiling. Once you have sprayed your slippers, you can simply wipe them down using a damp cloth.
Occasionally, you may need to remove loose dirt or dust from your sheepskin slippers, especially if you wear them outside. Using a suede brush, you can simply follow the nap of the suede to remove any loose dirt or dust. Make sure to clean the brush after every use.
Because sheepskin is a natural product, it is important to never use a strong cleaning agent on your slippers.
To ensure you do not end up having to take your authentic sheepskin slippers to a professional cleaner, you should always clean the stain or spot immediately. If you let a stain sit for days, the chance that you will be able to remove it is rather unlikely.
To clean a spot on the interior of your slipper, you can use a mild detergent or even hair shampoo. All you need to do is use a rag, some cool water, and your cleaner. With the cleaner in hand, gently blot the area that is soiled. Next, you can rinse and then blot away the excess water with a dry towel. Be careful to not allow the water to soak through the suede.
If you would prefer a greener method than using suede cleaner or conditioner, you can use one of the following methods.
To spot clean the suede, first, put a small amount of vinegar on a clean rag or cloth. Next, lightly rub the spot or stain, making sure to not oversoak the slipper with the vinegar. If you need to rub vigorously to remove the spot, be sure to not harm the nap. Once the stain is gone, your slippers may retain the vinegar smell. However, the slight smell will dissipate over the next few days.
Of course, this sounds odd, but pretty much any type of eraser can work to remove a spot or stain. In fact, it does not matter if you use one at the end of a pencil or even a big square eraser. The only thing you should be sure to do is choose one that is plain and high quality. Novelty eraser with dyes is not recommended as they can transfer that dye to your slipper. Once you have chosen your eraser, simply erase the spot or stain.
Sheepskin slippers should never be put into the washing machine for cleaning. It is recommended that you invest in a shampoo that is specially designed for cleaning your sheepskin slippers as using something else may shorten their lifespan. If this is not possible, you can use a gentle shampoo.
Use a small cloth or soft fabric to apply the cleaner, making sure to scrub every corner inside of the slipper. Be sure to use only a small amount of the cleaner. Otherwise, thoroughly rinsing the cleaner will be very difficult, if not impossible. Once you have finished cleaning the inside of your slippers, rinse the interior with clean, cool water until all of the soap is removed. Once you are done, place them on a clean dry towel to let them air dry. Do not place them in direct sunlight as this may cause fading.
Again, if you are looking for the best sheepskin slippers in Colorado, you can visit the Sheepskin Factory store in Denver, CO for a wide selection of genuine, high-quality sheepskin products.