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Leather Care Guide

A quality leather conditioner is a great way to take care of your investment into a leather product as it keeps the leather fresh. When left exposed to dust or locked away in a closet for a very long time, bring the leather back to life by first brushing off the dust and then caressing the conditioner with a dry cloth onto the entire surface gently.

Don’t rub hard or make leather soaked but apply just enough for the conditioner to penetrate into the pores. With regular use, it`s advisable to apply once or twice a year but in case if you experience extremely dry conditions, doing it every few months isn’t a bad idea. Leather conditioners are supposed to act as moisturizers that rejuvenate the skin making it look healthy and full of life.

Clean The Dirt And Dust

Dirt and dust particles are not good for any object of use, not just leather. If living in an arid environment or somewhere where dust settles down on objects quite frequently, just try and brush off the dust with a clean dry or slightly wet cloth every now and then as dust is one thing that can make way into the most tiny of openings.

A good old leather cleaner (there are a few out there in the market) is a useful thing to have if you are a leather fan as it`s quite useful in wiping off the dust and dirt. Remember not to rub, but to dab gently always whenever using any sort of cleaner or conditioner on leather.

Wrap a dry or slightly moist cloth round the finger or use a soft brush to clean the corners of the hardware of your bag or jacket to make the overall look clean rather than filled with dust. This practice can be more frequent as compared to applying leather cleaner and should just take a few minutes. It`s not that dust is harmful to leather in a certain way, but it just overtakes the persona away from anything you may be using. Why let it settle on your classy leather briefcase or jacket making it look dusty.

Is Wet Leather Ok?

As leather is water resistant to some extent, slight exposure to water is not a real problem as long as the water does not saturate into the pores. As soon as you identify water on you leather, remove it with a dry cloth or sponge and don’t let it seep in. Fine. End of story.

In case, a rain shower gets your leather bag, wallet or jacket all soaked up, the water will leave its stains on leather. First, eek out the water stain with a sponge. Once the water from the stain has been sucked into the sponge, dab the stain further with a dry cloth gently and gently until the impact of the stain is left to a bare minimum and then leave it to dry out naturally. No exposure to heat or else the leather will shrink and look damaged from that part.

Stuffing up your leather bag or wallet appropriately with some paper should allow it to hold its shape better as it`s in the process of drying out. As the water takes away some of the natural oil content of leather with it, condition your leather product after drying out to reenergize the leather back to its natural state.

  • Don’t store you leather bag or jacket in plastic.
  • Use a fabric bag to cover your leather bag or jacket. Dust bags are nice. A box is also nice which has a ventilation hole of some sort.
  • Don’t keep your leather product under a heavy object.
  • Store leather away from heat, sunlight, humidity, dust. They can prove to be slow death for anything.
  • Leather needs to breathe just like any other skin. Give it exposure to air after every few weeks for a while.