We recommend the following method to wash our sheepskin rugs:

Storage:

Should you wish to store your Sheepskin at any time, place it in a cool airy place avoiding direct sunlight. Packaging in plastic bags for an extended period of time is not recommended as the Sheepskin fibers will not breathe and condensation may occur in warm conditions.

Sheepskin/Shearling Coat Cleaning Tips

Hi...well here is what I tell folks, you can have them dry cleaned, it cost about 70 bucks, I think, but it will take some of the luster and life out of the coats.

What I tell folks is if the coat is not real dirty, there are several things you can do yourself if you have an extra hour, we sell cleaning spray @$7.99 that from 10 inches is sprayed directly on to the exterior of the coat, then you spray some on to a regular white terry cloth like a hand towel and rub firmly!

For stubborn dirt you can get a 3 dollar firm brass wire bristle brush, and brush the dirt out, almost like sanding the coat, even taking a bit of the skin. Sometimes you can find them at a supermarket or a hard wear store. Don't get a real stiff one like you would clean your grill with, just one that is firm & won't tear up your coat. If you get a spot you rub out the color, or you want to hide a mark you can go to an art store and take your coat and match a pastel color stick, which is actual pigment, test it on paper to match color, then on an inside area of the coat, after you find a color match you can rub some pastel on the coat, then brush with the brass bristle brush...carefully of course.

If that is not to your liking, look in the yellow pages find a dry cleaner guy who advertises cleaning of sheepskin or shearling coats, (SAME THING). Then talk to them first ask them if they are experts and guarantee their work!

We don't do it here. Sorry.

To store your sheepskin coat, keep it at house temperature between 65 to 80 degrees, don't put it in the Attic where it gets too hot, or in the basement where it can get damp. If you like you can put an old white cotton shirt over it to keep dust out. Do not store it in plastic, it has to breath. You can put it in cold storage if you like, but it is not required.

And please remember sickafus.com for coats, hats, slippers, vests, seatcovers to keep you the warmest.



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Sickafus Sheepskins
PO Box 84
Strausstown, PA 19559 US
Phone: 610-488-1782
Fax: 610-488-1576