How To Clean And Store-Wide Brim Felt Fedora Hat Without Ruin It
How to Clean Fedora Hat
1、clean every time
The best way is to clean it after each wear. This may sound extreme, but it doesn't actually take much time or effort.
All you need is a soft-bristled brush, such as a toothbrush or hat brush specially designed for this purpose. Gently sweep away dust or dirt in a counterclockwise direction to keep the fabric smooth. Another great tool for keeping a felt hat clean is a lint roller—just roll it through the hat's fabric to remove dust and debris. You can also just use a strip of tape and dab it on the hat.
If you store your hat properly and keep it clean regularly with a hat brush, lint roller, or tape, the cleaning process will be much easier than letting the dust settle over time. Even so, you may need to pay extra attention to some stubborn stains.
Lightly dampen a clean cloth or small sponge (makeup sponges will do) with cold water to remove dirt. Make sure the cloth or sponge is damp but not soaked with excess water. You can also use a bit of a mild cleanser if you think it's necessary - at your own discretion, of course.
Please read the directions on the cleaner carefully, be sure to use it safely on your specific hat to avoid further damage to your hat. Not all felts are created equal! Certain chemicals may stain, damage or destroy any felt with a special coating or application. Always check your label or contact your hat maker for special cleaning instructions.
Be careful with chinstraps (especially leather) and any other decorative elements; take care of them as best you can.Wipe the cloth or sponge counterclockwise in a circular motion.If the hat is dark, use a dark cloth; if the hat is white or light, use a white cloth.
For more stubborn stains, sprinkle cornstarch, baking soda, or baby powder directly on the stained area and dab it.Let the baking soda, cornstarch, or powder absorb the oil and grease for at least 20 minutes.Brush off the powder and see if the stain has been removed.
Repeat the process and allow your hat to air dry if necessary.
3、Hand wash felt hat
Fill a basin or sink with cold water, then add about a teaspoon of a non-bleach mild cleanser such as Woolite.
Test by soaking an inconspicuous area for a few minutes before submerging the entire hat in water to make sure the color doesn't fade and the fabric is intact.
Gently remove any stains with a soft bristle brush, then let sit for at least 15 minutes.Be careful with chinstraps and other decorative elements, especially ones that are easily damaged by water.