How to clean a sheepskin coat at home

Why is it important to clean your sheepskin coat?

A sheepskin coat is a valuable investment that requires proper care and maintenance to ensure its longevity. Regular cleaning not only helps to remove dirt and stains but also helps to maintain the coat's softness and natural beauty.

What are the materials needed?

To clean your sheepskin coat at home, you will need the following materials:

  • Mild detergent
  • Warm water
  • Soft sponge or cloth
  • Sheepskin brush
  • Towel

Step-by-step guide to cleaning your sheepskin coat:

Step 1: Shake off any loose dirt

Take your shearling sheepskin coat outside and gently shake it to remove any loose dirt or debris. This will make the cleaning process easier and more effective.

Step 2: Prepare a cleaning solution

Fill a basin or sink with warm water and add a small amount of mild detergent. Mix the solution gently until it forms a soapy mixture.

Step 3: Spot clean any stains

Dip a soft sponge or cloth into the soapy water and gently dab it onto any stains or spots on the coat. Avoid rubbing the stains vigorously as it may damage the sheepskin. Instead, gently blot the stains until they start to fade.

Step 4: Clean the entire coat

Dip the sponge or cloth into the soapy water again and gently wipe the entire coat, focusing on areas that are more prone to dirt and sweat buildup, such as the collar and cuffs. Use gentle, circular motions to clean the sheepskin thoroughly.

Step 5: Rinse the coat

Once you have cleaned the entire coat, rinse it under cool running water to remove any soap residue. Make sure to rinse it thoroughly until the water runs clear.

Step 6: Remove excess water

Gently squeeze out any excess water from the coat, but avoid wringing or twisting it as it may damage the sheepskin fibers. You can also place the coat on a clean towel and roll it up to absorb the water.

Step 7: Dry the coat

Place the coat on a flat surface, away from direct sunlight or heat sources, and allow it to air dry naturally. Avoid using a dryer or hanging the coat as it may cause the sheepskin to lose its shape.

Step 8: Brush the coat

Once the coat is completely dry, use a sheepskin brush to gently brush the fibers in one direction. This will help to restore the coat's softness and fluffiness.


Cleaning a sheepskin coat at home is a simple process that can help to maintain its beauty and prolong its lifespan. By following these steps and using the right materials, you can keep your sheepskin coat looking fresh and stylish for years to come.

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