How can I clean my hat?
Finished Leather Hats
Use Bickmore Saddle Soap to clean the hat. Use a clean slightly damp napped cloth (not a sponge) and make a lather with the saddle soap (you may add a
few drops of water to the saddle soap tin). Rub the cloth over the soiled areas. Remove excess with a damp cloth. Allow leather to dry. Use our Finished Leather Conditioner Kit after the Saddle Soap to recondition the leather. Squeeze a quarter sized drop of the leather conditioner onto the sheepskin chamois included with the conditioner kit and apply it to all of the leather surfaces on your hat as needed to keep the leather healthy and hydrated.
Suede Leather Hats
Use Bickmore Suede and Nubuck Cleaner to remove most stains, in conjunction with Fiebing’s Suede and Nubuck Cleaner Kit, which contains a suede bar and brush. The suede brush will remove any dust and debris from the hat. For more troublesome stains, use the suede bar to buff out the affected area, and then wipe off with the brush.
Use mild dish soap and water to wash the mesh and fabric areas of your hat. If you have an extra troublesome spot, using a toothbrush can work wonders!
Use a lint roller and a soft bristle brush to lightly lift any dust or debris that may land on your hat. For more extreme cases, a steam cleaner and powdered cleaners may be required.
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.