Wondering how to clean a wool coat? Can you wash a wool coat? Washing a wool winter coat can be daunting. You may be tempted to head to the dry cleaners to clean your wool coat, but skip the dry cleaning and save money by learning how to wash a wool jacket, coat, sweater, scarf, and more at home.
Cleaning woolen outerwear can be simple when you have the right tools on hand, but keep in mind that some coats and constructions are not designed for at-home care. Heavily structured coats, items tagged "dry clean only" and items with leather or fur detailing are best left to the professionals. Additionally, items with heavily dyed patterns may bleed in the wash, and are better off steamed for at-home maintenance. The ideal wool coat to wash at home? A solid-color thinner weight wool or wool blend coat with a light, washable lining and durable buttons or zipper closure.
Ready to wash? Follow our simple tips below, and don't forget to reach out to our expert care team for any additional advice.
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Say "So Long" to Stains
Start with stain treatment. Pretreat and clean areas of your wool coat like collars, cuffs, and underarms with your stain pretreatment of choice and work it into the fabric using the Stain Brush. Keep in mind collars and cuffs tend to have the most buildup from body oils, so regular maintenance will prevent them from looking dingy.