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The Best Ways to Care for Your Fur

The Best Ways to Care for Your Fur

The Best Ways to Care for Your Fur 

When you own a fur coat, caring for it so that it lasts and remains in good condition is essential. There are many different types of furs, each with their own specific care needs. However, all furs need some common things to look after them right through from storage to wear. Here we will take you through the best ways to care for your fur coat and keep it in top condition.


After a rainy day, you may notice that your fur looks a little wet. This is normal, but it’s good to dry it out so it doesn’t stain or cause any damage. You can do this by rolling the fur in a towel to absorb the water, and then either placing it in front of a fan or hanging it up. As drying a fur takes time, you should do this before it goes completely limp from wetness, as it may be difficult to dry afterwards. If you do notice that your fur has gotten wet, there are a few things you can do to speed up the drying process. Try placing it in front of a fan, or rolling it in a towel and letting it sit. Make sure you don’t wring out the fur, as this could cause damage to the fibers. You may want to place a towel at the base of the fur to catch any drips and prevent damage to any surfaces it may be sitting on.

Cleaning your fur

Furs should be cleaned annually by a fur specialist – never by a dry cleaner for clothes. While fur may not look dirty, it needs freshening to remove particles of dirt on the fur and to keep it soft. The cleaning process – putting oils back into the fur and leather – prolongs its longevity and enhances the luster of the fur. Bringing your fur to a fur specialist for annual cleaning is an ideal opportunity for your fur retailer to check for any minor rips or tears and repair them before they become more serious. Do not treat a fur with mothballs.

Light brushing and vacuuming

Regularly brushing your fur coat is a good way to keep it clean and extend its lifespan. Make sure you only use a soft-bristled brush, as well as a non-metal comb if you have any fur with long, delicate hairs. To clean the fur, use a soft-bristled brush or a vacuum with a brush attachment. You may want to use a vacuum with a rotating brush attachment to remove dirt from the fur’s underside. If you notice any stains or discoloration on the fur, you can try cleaning them with a mix of water and a mild detergent. You can also try using a fur shampoo and conditioner, but make sure to read the ingredients to make sure they’re gentle enough for your fur.

Storing your fur coat

Nothing shortens the lifespan of a fur like keeping it cooped up in the closet during the hot summer months. Home storage – even using air conditioning or cedar closets – will not protect your fur from drying out or from dust, dirt and insect damage. A cedar closet absorbs moisture (so moths can’t live) and thereby will dry out the leather. Professional fur vaults are specially designed environments with carefully controlled humidity and temperature. When furs are not professionally stored, though the fur may not appear to be damaged, the natural oils in the leather may have dried out prematurely aging the garment and leaving it more vulnerable to rips and tears. Be sure to store your fur at an Authorized Fur Care Specialist℠.


Fur coats are a stylish and luxurious accessory that have been popular for hundreds of years. While they have lost popularity in recent decades, fur coats are once again becoming a staple item for many people’s closets. If you have a fur coat, it’s important that you properly care for it so that it lasts for as long as possible. Fur coats are made from different types of fur, including real fur, artificial fur, and faux fur. Each type of fur has its own care instructions and cleaning methods. To properly care for your fur coat, you should store it in a clean and cool place and regularly brush and vacuum it.