How do I take care of my leather?
Keeping leather in premium condition involves a few golden rules worth bearing in mind. By following these instructions, you can protect this material from damage and allow it to age naturally. Most people believe that leather improves with age. As the material shows the signs of maturation, we believe it imparts character and charm to the product.
When caring for leather, always remember to:
Yes, most leather is water-resistant. But if you want to keep its integrity intact, pat dry the material as soon as possible after it has been exposed to water. If it’s dry outside, leave it somewhere safe and let the air do its thing.
On the flip side, if you have any leather that’s started to dry out too much, don’t be afraid to treat its skin like your own. Apply a non-greasy conditioner to the surface and gently rub it into the material, using a dry cloth to wipe away any excess.
Wash your hands before touching leather (as this material easily absorbs dirt and oils) and rinse away any dirt spots with a slightly damp cloth. There are lots of specialised leather cleaners on the market if you’ve got a mark that tap water won’t remove. Try not to scrub too hard either; light pressure is all that’s required.
The rules for leather storage are the same as those for non-perishable foodstuff: keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. If possible, expose it to natural air once in a while. This will help prevent the accumulation of dust, debris and mold while preserving the appearance of the material.
Here we have covered the basics, keep to these rules and your leather will last you a lifetime.
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