How You Should Waterproof a Leather Jacket

Last Updated on May 27, 2022 by Rai

There is nothing more terrible than cladding your favorite (yet once upon a time, not so budget-friendly jacket outside only to have it ruined by the uncalled rain, or an unexpected splash situation. In those cases, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. To overcome this ransom-worth dilemma, we decided to compile a small guidance kit to waterproof those sturdy leathers to keep them safe and sound.

The Why of Waterproofing:

Before we jump on to how we need to know why we need to water-resist our leather fabrics in the first place. Water, as simple as it looks, doesn’t do the best wonders to leather, instead of ending up mixing with the natural leather oils and diluting them.

water on a leather

These diluted oils are then unable to do their job of lasting it with the leather’s signature suppleness and smoothness, along with its permanence. The water just leaves the leather jacket, feeling drier and stiffer than ever. And let’s not forget about how sometimes these liquid splashes end up being imprinted on the jacket as hideous watermarks.

The What of Waterproofing:

There are several ways to implement your waterproofing schemes on leather, but the most effective and long-term-resulting solution is to use an Acrylic Copolymer Waterproof spray. This Acrylic Copolymer spray works for all types and kinds of leather and gives discoloration-free results.

rack of leather jackets

This sprayer, once used, forms a protectant layer on the leather fabric, which is too densely packed for the water molecules from entering through the jacket, yet not too densely packed for the leather, to still be breathable enough.

The How of Waterproofing:

Just before you start spritzing and spraying the acrylic copolymer spray all over your jacket, make sure your jacket is well-prepped and ready for the treatment. Wipe the leather jacket clean with a soft dry cloth to get rid of any dustiness or dirt.

Next, don’t hold the spray bottle just yet. Hang your leather jacket freely on a hanger and let it hang open in a wide area. Ensure that all sides of the jacket are fully exposed and approachable. Also, keep in mind that the place should be well-ventilated to not inhale too much of the product.

Holding the can, one foot away from the hanging jacket, test out a portion of it first before going all-in with it. If your jacket absorbs and reacts well to the spray, then continue spraying it evenly, covering all patches until it’s fully soaked in it. If discoloration appears, stop and maybe contemplate a different alternative. Let the jacket dry completely before it’s ready to be worn.

Conclusion:

And there you have it. Your leather jacket is now all watertight and proofed in a not-so-rocket-science technique. We hope this simple tip could do wonders for your leather fabrics and might continue to do so.

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