How To Clean A Vintage Cowboy Hat
Wondering how to clean a vintage cowboy hat? A cowboy hat is an icon of the American West. Some hats can cost hundreds of dollars. Vintage hats are usually very delicate. Cleaning a vintage cowboy hat is necessary to keep it in good condition. You must follow the proper procedure for cleaning a vintage cowboy hat. Cowboy hats come in various styles and made of different materials. Basic care is the same, no matter what fabric your hat is made of.
In order to clean a vintage cowboy hat, you will need:
- Hat stand
- Soft brush
- Proper care. A true vintage cowboy collector never wears his vintage cowboy hats. He makes sure to keep them on display. If you are going to be wearing your vintage cowboy hats, only wear them in the right kind of weather. Avoid wearing your hat when it is raining or snowing. You don't want to get the hat wet. If your hat happens to get wet, you can reshape it. Place it on a hat stand to dry. It is a good idea to always keep your hat on stand when you are not wearing it. Laying a vintage cowboy hat flat can damage the brim. If you are going to wear your vintage cowboy hat, make sure your hair is clean before putting on the hat.
- Dust. Use the soft brush to dust the hat off. Vintage hats that are not wore will accumulate dust.
- Wipe off. If your hat happens to get dirty, wet a sponge and gently wipe the spot off. Use a pulling motion.