After a few power lunches, contact with a dirty car and enduring a sweating session, your suit coat may need some attention. Although regular trips to the dry cleaner are recommended for deep cleaning, you can address some spots, stains and smells. By making a small investment in suit cleaning tools, you can easily care for your suit coat and protect your business attire investment. Always read the care label of your suit jacket before you attempt to launder it.
Steam Clean Coats
Hang the suit coat on a wooden hanger or on a suit valet. Place the hanging jacket somewhere you can clean it easily.
Fill a handheld or upright steam cleaner with water. Allow the steamer to heat up.
Move the wand tip over the suit fabric to remove surface dirt, smells and wrinkles from sitting. Steam along the elbows to remove creases.
Home Dry Cleaning Kits
Treat stained areas with the stain treatment product that comes with your kit. This may be a towelette or a spray-on product.
Place the jacket inside the bag included with your kit, along with a dry cleaning solvent sheet. Only place one jacket inside the bag at a time. Overstuffing the bag can cause wrinkling and creases.
Place the bagged jacket in the dryer. Set the dryer for 30 minutes. If the product directions differ, follow the product's recommended drying time.
Remove the coat promptly to avoid wrinkling.