How to Clean Goat Skin Gloves

by Jaimie Zinski

Tanned goatskin leather is used to create several different products, including work and gardening gloves. The leather is durable enough to withstand the rigors of labor-intensive projects or an afternoon planting begonias. The goatskin is also breathable and comfortable enough to be worn for hours but strong enough to protect your hands from wear, tear and chemicals. Care for your goatskin gloves by cleaning them properly so they can continue to care for your hands as well.

Items you will need

  • Basins
  • 1 tbsp. mild liquid dish soap
  • Unwanted toothbrush
  • Towel
  • Pumice-based hand cleanser
  • Leather protectant
Step 1

Fill a sink or plastic basin with 1 gallon cold water. Add 2 tbsp. mild liquid dish soap and submerge the goatskin leather gloves.

Step 2

Work the soapy water into the gloves with an unwanted toothbrush, concentrating on areas that are prone to dirt and grime buildup, including the fingertips and cuffs.

Step 3

Submerge the goatskin gloves into a separate basin or sink filled with 1 gallon cool water. Work the water through the gloves with your hands to remove the soapy mixture.

Step 4

Wrap the gloves in a towel and gently squeeze to remove the excess water.

Step 5

Examine the goatskin gloves for remaining dirt or grime. Cover the difficult stains with a dollop of pumice-based hand cleanser. Work the cleanser into the stains with your fingers and rinse it away with cool water.

Step 6

Hang the gloves outdoors to dry completely. Cover the gloves with a layer of leather protectant according to the package directions to keep the goatskin supple.

About the Author

Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.