How to clean silver fox fur from yellowness and dirt

Girl in a fur coat

In everyday life, many owners of natural fur products are faced with a problem when an almost new silver fox product turned yellow and lost its original appearance. Do not worry, there are always tools at hand that will help, most importantly, to use them correctly.

Training and safety

Two methods are used to remove yellowness from the fur: dry mechanical and dry cleaning. In the first case, bulk materials are taken that are not harmful to health: starch, flour, sand. Dry cleaning involves the use of aggressive drugs, such as ammonia, Salamander Fur Fresh aerosols. Work should be done with gloves, a respirator and with the window open, after the procedure - ventilate the room. When using gasoline, fire safety rules must be observed.

In order not to spoil the silver fox fur during cleaning, follow the requirements:

  • Test the selected product before the procedure on an inconspicuous part of the product.
  • Do not wet the skin. After wet procedures, it will become rough and brittle.
  • In order not to spoil the pile, do not rub the fur too hard.
  • Use aggressive drugs with caution.
  • Do not dry the product near heaters.
  • Clean the long pile of silver fox in the direction of the coat.

After the procedure, shake the fur and comb it thoroughly.

Folk remedies for cleaning from dirt and yellowness

Soap and brush

A product made of silver fox fur is an expensive pleasure, no one will have the thought of spoiling it. In most cases, owners resort to folk remedies for several reasons: low risk, low cost and availability of products, ease of use.

Soapy water

To remove dirt and greasy stains, dilute shampoo or liquid soap in water. Moisten a piece of gauze with a solution and wrap a brush. Clean with gentle movements in the direction of the pile. Make sure that moisture does not get on the skin under the fur. Wash off the soap solution with plain water. Dry with cotton pads. Shake the fur and go over it with a comb with rare teeth. Shake again and let dry.

Alcohol and vinegar

To remove adhering dust and greasy dirt, moisten a cotton pad with medical alcohol and walk along the villi against, and then in the direction of their growth. Wipe with a dry cloth or cotton swab.

You can replace medical alcohol with vinegar or use a mixture of them. Combine in equal proportions acetic acid, water and ethanol. Walk along the pile with a cotton swab dipped in a working solution, wiping with a dry cloth. Alcohol and vinegar dry the pile, so after the procedure, lubricate the silver fox fur with glycerin so that it regains its former shine. Shake, comb and dry the fur.

Gasoline and Talc

Yellowness and hard-to-remove spots from the fur are removed with purified gasoline in pure form and in mixtures. Get it at a hardware store, and not from gas stations.

  • Method number 1. Moisten a cotton pad with gasoline and run along the pile.
  • Method number 2. Add talcum powder to gas until gruel is obtained.Apply the mixture on the fur and leave to dry completely under natural conditions. Use a soft brush to comb out the loose substance.
  • Method number 3. Sprinkle the yellowed spot with plenty of talcum powder. Leave on for 10 minutes, then shake the product thoroughly.

In the room where you worked with gasoline, open the window. After the procedure, shake the fur and send it to fresh air for ventilation.

Ammonia and peroxide

To whiten yellowness, prepare a solution:

  • Ammonia - 1 teaspoon.
  • Hydrogen peroxide - 1 tablespoon.
  • Water - 2 glasses.

Soak a napkin in the mixture and wipe the silver fox fur in the direction of hair growth. Do not rinse the solution. If you dry the product in the sun, the effect will intensify.

Starch and flour

Lay out the fur product on a flat surface and rub the starch or flour into the pile. Actions should be carried out manually, as if when washing things. Leave on for a few minutes. Shake off the loose substance and carefully comb out the remains with a soft brush. Starch and flour successfully fight against yellowness and dirt. If yellowness remains after the procedure, repeat cleansing until stains are completely removed.

Specialized chemistry for cleaning fur

Household chemicals

Purchased products are used to quickly remove yellowness, dirt, grease stains from fur products. Before use, read the instructions and see reviews. Among the specialized chemistry, the most popular means can be distinguished:

  • Powder-powder "Terre De Sommieres" - the bottle is filled with loose mixture. Spread the product evenly over the pile of the product and leave it for several minutes for effective action. Shake off the powder and comb the fur of a silver fox with a comb with large teeth. The product eliminates yellowness and greasy spots. If after one application the result is not satisfactory, repeat the procedure.
  • Aerosol "INSAF". Shake the product before processing to remove any dust. Spray the product. It is not necessary to moisturize strongly so as not to wet the skin. Walk with a brush in the direction of the pile and immediately dry with a dry cloth. So that the fur does not turn yellow and does not accumulate dirt, use an aerosol for preventive purposes.
  • Biofur line - universal remedies for stubborn stains and dirt. The action is aimed at restoring the living structure of the pile at home. Shake and place the fur product on a horizontal surface. Moisten the contaminated area with foam and leave for three minutes. Remove with a damp towel.

Features of cleaning the collar from dust and dirt

Girl in a jacket with a collar

To make the collar look pristine, periodically clean it of dust and dirt with improvised or purchased means:

  • Lay a wet sheet on a horizontal surface and lay the collar with the fur side of the collar on it. Tap lightly from the outside, dust will remain on the sheets. Shake the collar and comb the fur.
  • Distribute semolina (starch or talc) on the wool. Gently rub the pile and leave for several hours. Shake out the groats and comb the collar.
  • Heat wheat or rye bran in a dry frying pan. In the hot state, distribute along the collar and leave to cool completely. Shake out the crumbs and comb the fur. Bran removes dust, dirt, removes odor and absorbs grease.
  • Beat the animal shampoo until foam and thoroughly treat the contaminated area. Blot with a damp towel, shake, comb and dry the collar.
  • Sprinkle the heated river sand over the fur. After cooling, shake off the sand.

Among the purchased funds, we will single out: “LIVAL LICKER KONZ”, “ULTRA FINISH MILK”.

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How to properly care for silver fox fur

A product from silver fox fur will serve more than one season, if you follow the rules:

  • After walking in rainy, snowy weather, dry the hair in natural conditions, and then comb it.
  • Do not blow dry the product near heaters, so that the fur does not acquire a yellowish tint.
  • Protect the product from moths. Do not use products in contact with fur. The best solution would be plates, tablets.
  • Do not use dry cleaning, but give it to professional furriers - at high temperatures, the hair of the animal deteriorates.

Amazing and expensive products are created from silver fox fur. I would like to see them in their original form for a longer time. Do not wait until the coat fades, falls, turns yellow. Take care of the item all the time, even when it is hanging in a closet.

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