There are numerous tips for caring for a beaver fur coat. Have a professional clean and condition your coat regularly to ensure it will provide years of wear. Care for your coat while wearing it by avoiding wear and rubbing from purse straps and excessive wear from sitting on the fur while wearing your coat. When not being worn, care for your coat by storing it in optimal conditions.
Avoid detrimental behavior while wearing or handling your beaver fur coat. Purses, camera bags or other items with shoulder straps can rub the fur off of the shoulder area of your coat from the constant friction. Pre-mature wear can come from constant or extended periods of sitting in your fur coat, so it should be removed before sitting if possible.
Mend any rips or tears immediately before they become a bigger issue and an entire pelt needs to be replaced. If your coat becomes damp, treat it as the animal would: shake it and let it dry naturally. Do not use a blow dryer on your fur, as it could damage it. If your coat becomes drenched, it's best to take it to a furrier for attention. Never brush or comb your fur.
Professional cleaning and conditioning can help keep your beaver fur coat clean and odor-free. During typical wear, the fur on your coat and its lining can be soiled with dirt, dust and solvents. Take the coat to a furrier for a professional cleaning. The furrier can also condition your coat, which will restore essential oils and expand the lifespan of your coat.
When it's time to store your beaver fur coat, skip the moth balls and plastic bags. Fur coats need air to circulate around them, which a plastic bag doesn't allow. Also, moth balls leave an unpleasant, lingering odor. Optimally, fur coats should be stored in professional storage where temperature and humidity are controlled. If you're storing your coat at home, hang it on a broad-shouldered hanger out of direct sunlight and inside a cloth bag. Also make sure that there's plenty of room in the closet for air to circulate around the coat.
When a beaver fur coat is looking worn, you may be able to have it remodeled. Professional furriers can remove worn cuffs and shoulders and replace them. Your coat's style can be upgraded with a change in length or style or by adding designs to the fur. Remodeling can eliminate signs of age and wear on your beaver fur coat.