Sheepskin/Fur/Leather

Eucalan is recommended for WASHABLE sheepskins and furs. The tanning process determines whether the skin is washable or not. If you wash a skin that is not washable, the hide will become brittle and you will not be pleased with the results!

To determine if a skin is washable, check for a care label, contact the manufacturer or retailer you bought the skin from, or cut off a small piece of the skin and place it in water for a short time. Allow it to dry away from direct heat or sunlight. Once dry, if the skin is pliable and the fur/wool does not pull out and looks good, you can go ahead and wash the whole skin.

Sheepskins: eg. rugs, seat covers, slippers, mittens, vests, pillows

  • Fill washing machine (or bathtub for really large items) with water, then add Eucalan.
  • Soak for 1 hr, squeezing soap and water through item from time to time.
  • If the item is really dirty, repeat the process.
  • Spin to remove excess water and lay over a rack or rail to dry away from direct heat.
  • When nearly dry, give it a good shake.
  • May take 2-3 days to dry.

Fur:

  • Follow same directions as for Sheepskins.
  • If you do not want to wash the whole skin, fill a spray bottle with water and some Eucalan. Spritz mixture onto fur and blot off with a clean cloth.

Leather: (eg.couch, pillow, jacket)

  • Dampen clean cloth. Add Eucalan to the cloth.
  • Wipe cloth on leather.
  • Use a clean, dry cloth to dry afterwards.