Register Groups Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Like Tree5Likes
  • 1 Post By wardancer
  • 1 Post By xTekno
  • 1 Post By wyo_rose
  • 2 Post By xTekno

Forum Home - Go Back > Pow Wow Arena > Ask PowWows.com Cleaning White Buckskin Cleaning White Buckskin

Reply LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-06-2015, 07:34 PM   #1
Pow Wow Visitor
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
mousequeen19 is an unknown quantity at this point
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
Credits: 117.01
Savings: 0.00
Cleaning White Buckskin

Hello everyone!

I have a beautiful white buckskin jacket that has absorbed some red dye on the collar. I've been researching how to clean buckskin, first trying a pumice stone which worked a little, but not enough. Then I tried spot cleaning a portion of it with a cold, damp cloth and it started lifting off the dye. But when I added water to the skin, it became sticky. Then when it dried it became stiff, hard, and smooth! I only did a spot, but it stands out quite a bit.

So I have two questions: how should I best clean this stain, and is it possible to fix up my attempt?

Thank-you for any advice!
mousequeen19 is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 04-06-2015, 09:02 PM   #2
Me & Eyes r doin' goot !
 
wardancer's Avatar
 
Items DevilPresent
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
wardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond repute
wardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond reputewardancer has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: S.E.Kansas (again) LOL
Posts: 15,426
Credits: 47,165.25
Savings: 1.00
A couple of questions , if i may....
Is it a commercially tanned leather or is it naturally tanned.
Is it the stain that gets sticky or the leather ?

as far as your questions, no guarantees , but I'm going to say soap and water....and yes.Commercial tanned leather should re-soften with minimal work. Brain tan or ndn tanned leather takes substantially more work. The problem is if you are not careful , you will stretch the leather and that could be an issue.
windanncer likes this.
__________________
I believe blood quantums are the governments way to breed us out of existance !


They say blood is thicker than water ! Now maple syrup is thicker than blood , so are pancakes more important than family ?

There are "Elders" and there are "Olders". Being the second one doesn't make the first one true !

Somebody is out there somewhere, thinking of you and the impact you made in their life.
It's not me....I think you're an idiot !





There's a chance you might not like me ,

but there's a bigger

chance I won't care
wardancer is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 04-06-2015, 11:47 PM   #3
Pow Wow Visitor
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
mousequeen19 is an unknown quantity at this point
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
Credits: 117.01
Savings: 0.00
Quote:
Originally Posted by wardancer View Post
Is it a commercially tanned leather or is it naturally tanned.
Is it the stain that gets sticky or the leather ?
I'm not sure how it is tanned, but it is the skin itself that gets sticky. I was worried it was the cloth I was using, but when I put a pure droplet on an unstained spot, it still got sticky.

It's now completely dry, and the spots are hard and loud when I scratch them. Not soft at all, as the jacket should be!

I'm really scared to do anything else to it now, in case I ruin it further!
mousequeen19 is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 04-07-2015, 12:03 AM   #4
Pow Wow Visitor
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
mousequeen19 is an unknown quantity at this point
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
Credits: 117.01
Savings: 0.00
I know why it is hard now (at least I'm pretty sure, I'm not very familiar with skins, as you can probably tell): It's suede and apparently you can't get it wet. I feel silly because I've actually heard that, I just didn't know what I had was suede :(

Can anyone now tell me if I will be able to fix a big water spot? And then my original problem of red dye? Can I/Should I take it to the suede dry cleaners? Will it be a problem if it is beaded?

Thanks so much!
mousequeen19 is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 04-07-2015, 06:04 PM   #5
Standing Rock
 
xTekno's Avatar
 
Items PresentDevilElephant
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: TsÚzhintah, AZ
Posts: 21,371
Blog Entries: 15
Credits: 84,903.75
Savings: 1.00
xTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond repute
xTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond repute
White vinegar is often used to clean suede. On the up side, it works. On the down side, it makes your jacket smell like vinegar.

Read more : How to Clean a Suede Jacket at Home | eHow
windanncer likes this.
xTekno is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 04-13-2015, 01:45 PM   #6
Ready to dance
 
wyo_rose's Avatar
 
Items Treasure ChestElephantGuitarPresent
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
wyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond repute
wyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Back and Forth
Posts: 16,509
Blog Entries: 2
Credits: 63,039.53
Savings: 0.00
Here's link for suede: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/...ean-suede.html

If you're cleaning real buckskin, you can use powdered natural white chalk, or cornmeal rubbed into stain. Probably wouldn't do much for red dye though.

Good luck!
windanncer likes this.
__________________
...it is what it is...
wyo_rose is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 04-13-2015, 02:48 PM   #7
Standing Rock
 
xTekno's Avatar
 
Items PresentDevilElephant
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: TsÚzhintah, AZ
Posts: 21,371
Blog Entries: 15
Credits: 84,903.75
Savings: 1.00
xTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond repute
xTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond reputexTekno has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by wyo_rose View Post
Here's link for suede: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/...ean-suede.html

If you're cleaning real buckskin, you can use powdered natural white chalk, or cornmeal rubbed into stain. Probably wouldn't do much for red dye though.

Good luck!
@mousequeen19, @wyo_rose is the E.F. hutton of powwows.com "When @wyo_rose talks, people listen".
C&HBrownsugar and windanncer like this.
xTekno is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
buckskin, buckskin dresses, cleaning, leather, suede


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Extraordinary white humpback whale documented off Norway Ndnsoldierboy Chit Chat 3 11-20-2012 03:56 AM
BUCKSKIN CONTESTING! Shakespears Lady Buckskin Dancing 57 05-15-2003 05:14 PM
The True Origin Of Thanksgiving Tvskekee Archives 51 10-21-2001 03:25 AM
Southern Style Buckskin Ginia Buckskin Dancing 5 05-23-2001 02:35 PM
buckskin purses blufalo Buckskin Dancing 0 05-18-2001 04:36 PM

    

Join the online community forum celebrating Native American Culture, Pow Wows, tribes, music, art, and history.

Join PowWows.com Today!

Your Guide to Native American Pow Wows Since 1996

Register For Free

Enjoy the benefits of being a member of PowWows.com!

Join our Native American online community focused on Pow Wow singing, dancing, crafts, Native American music, Native American videos, and more.

Add your Pow Wow to our Calendar

Share your photos and videos

Play games, enter contests, and much more!






New Threads

Pow Wow Calendar Search

 
Month: Year:

Location:
Facebook Profile Images

Videos

Featured Articles

Dance Styles

Crafts

Gallery