What is leather?
- As leather is a skin, there will be variations in each hide. These variations can be found both within a hide and from hide to hide. They are completely natural and normal, and should be expected in leather.
- Leather may stretch with time, so be careful when wearing it to not stretch it more than it already will;.
- Leather is absorbent and needs regular care and cleaning, which is why this article has been written.
- By using recommended products you can retain its beauty and ensure lasting wear ability.
From the below following tips leather can be cleaned in an effective manner:
All leather should be protected before wearing. A good protector should also be applied regularly to help resist the effects of daily soiling. A protector can be used on most leather including shoes, bags and wallets. Spraying with the protector will help to prevent light color leathers absorbing unstable dye stuffs such as denim. Always take extra care when wearing light colored bags with dark denim.
Most leather can be cleaned but it is important to find the correct cleaner for your leather item. You will need to visit your local shoe repairer to find the most suitable product. Always test it first and remember to protect your item again after cleaning. I would not recommend taking the leather to a cleaner and having him or her do it because of price issues. They tend to over-charge and rip you off. But, if you have the money and don’t mind shoveling it out, feel free!
Leather conditioners/gels are only meant for occasional use. They contain fats or oils that help to lubricate the leather and replenish the suppleness. Think of shining up the tires on your car. You only do this on select occasions when you want to buff up the car’s look. The same applies to your leather.
Polishing is a great way to remove fingerprints and dust from your leather items, particularly high shine leathers such as patent. We recommend using your cover bag to polish your item. You should polish your leather more than you do anything else to it. This includes protecting, cleaning and conditioning your leather.
With these tips, your leather should be good as new. Remember to always protect the leather from harm, as real leather is hard to come by and not cheap!