How to Remove Sweat Stains From Leather Hats

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How to Remove Sweat Stains From Leather Hats
Proper cleaning can keep your hat looking like new. (Goodshoot/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

With the right care, a leather hat can retain its great looks for many years. Taking the time to remove sweat stains from the hat on a regular basis is one of the best ways to keep it looking like new. Moisture in general, and sweat stains in particular, can be very bad for a leather hat. That moisture can soak into the grain of the leather and destroy the appearance and the quality of the hat.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cloth
  • Baby shampoo
  • Leather conditioner

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  1. 1

    Dip a soft cloth in warm water. Wring the cloth out until it is only damp.

  2. 2

    Apply a small amount of baby shampoo to the damp cloth. Use a few drops at first, and add more if necessary. Rub the cloth to work up a good lather.

  3. 3

    Clean the sweat stains off the leather hat by rubbing the area gently with the damp cloth and baby shampoo. Wipe the excess cleaning solution away with a damp cloth.

  4. 4

    Apply a quality leather conditioner to the entire hat to protect it. Apply a water repellent solution as well to provide extra protection.

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