How To Effectively Care For Your Beautiful Leather Goods?

Author : Eada hudes
Publish Date : 2021-06-26 15:58:47
How To Effectively Care For Your Beautiful Leather Goods?

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a pair of leather boots or a new leather wallet from your favourite designer brand - you have to take care of your leather goods in the same possible manner. Contrary to popular beliefs, leather is indeed a very durable material. But, that doesn’t mean that it’s free from any potential damage. 

There can be numerous factors that can lead to the wear & tear of your leather goods over an extended period. So, how can you make sure that your leather goods last for a long time? Let's find out. 

Performing Leather Treatments

According to professional services for leather seat cleaning, there are a lot of leather-related products out there that you can use to treat your leather goods. They are listed as follows:

  • Polishing

This is a superficial treatment for your leather goods where the polishing material makes the leather shine. However, some leather polishes do come with moisturising properties, which is why you need to keep an eye out for the same, especially when shopping for leather polishes. 

  • Conditioner

Otherwise known as cream, leather conditioners prevent your leather goods from drying out and ultimately cracking. It's similar to applying lotion to your skin. It's recommended that you apply conditioner at least twice every year on your leather items.

  • Waterproofing

When it comes to waterproofing products for leather goods, you can expect them to come in the form of wax, spray or cream. Waterproofing products create a seal on your leather goods that help in preventing water damage infliction. So, you can expect your leather items to stay spotless over time. Waterproofing is essential during the winter or rainy seasons.

Some Additional Leather Care Tips To Follow

  • For Day To Day Cleaning Of Leather Products Use A Simple Damp Cloth

If you’re looking to eliminate surface-level dust & dirt off your leather products, then using a damp cloth might be the ideal solution. Simply take a soft cloth, wet it with water, rinse it and then use it to wipe your leather items clean. 

  • Let Your Leather Products Breathe

Leather is an organic material and therefore needs to breathe. Otherwise, there will be the formation of mould & mildew on its surface. So, never try to store your leather products in a plastic bag and instead use a container that will let your leather products breathe. 

  • Keep Away From Direct Heat Or Sunlight

Never keep your leather products exposed to heat or direct sunlight. Direct heat or sunlight will cause cracks on its surface and the material will get dry, leading to additional cracks. Always keep your leather products in a dry, cool place. 

  • Always Test Before Using Any Leather Treatment Products

Before you plan to use any leather treatment products bought from the market, you have to test it out so that you can know its efficacy and whether the same works for your specific leather. 

To do that, you have to apply the product to a small portion of your leather item and then let the treatment dry overnight. Then you can see how it looks the next morning. Such an easy step can quickly prevent your leather from getting faded or damaged (in case you end up using the wrong treatment product).

  • Match The Colours For Leather Treatment Products

When it comes to the colour of your leather treatment products, you have to stick to neutral shades. This is because it’s extremely difficult to colour match your leather along with your treatment products. That’s why using a clear conditioner or polish would be a great idea. However, if you have a black-coloured leather product, you can proceed to use a black-coloured conditioner or polish. But, apart from that, always stick to neutral colours. 

  • Get Your Leather Products Cleaned At Least Once Per Year

If you really love and care for your leather products, then we suggest getting your leather products cleaned professionally, at least once every year. The process is truly effortless and you don’t have to do anything because the hired skilled leather care personnel will take care of the same. 

Lastly, we hope you enjoyed our suggestions and for any additional assistance regarding leather repair & cleaning, contact us any time. 

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