If you are investing in a real leather piece, consider it an investment! So you have to take care of your investment!
Leather Products reach you after the giant processing of various skilled humans, so you should be treating it in the right way possible. Not exactly babysitting but you have to care routine as you follow for yours!
Your top 3 steps should be Dirt Cleaning, Conditioning, Finishing, and Storing and you’re good to go!
Here are some of the tips you might need if you own a leather product!
Supplies You Need:
- A Slightly Damp Cloth
- Leather Conditioner
- Leather Balm (Wax)
How to Clean your Leather Product
Ensure your hands are clean when cleaning your leather item, as leather can absorb natural oils. Gently wipe away dirt with a slightly damp cloth at regular intervals, ensuring the cloth isn't overly wet, as leather requires adequate drying time.
How to Condition your Leather Product
Conditioning is done to moisturize the leather. You have to be concerned that your leather product is conditioned before it dries out completely.
To avoid any wrinkles on the animal skin, you can take a cloth; apply the leather conditioner to it in circular motions.
It’s recommended to apply the conditioner on the leather products, every 15-20 days.
How to finish off the Cleaning
To conclude, apply a high-quality wax-based leather balm to uphold the product's shine and freshness, and store it in a secure location. If feasible, include a silica gel pack to prevent moisture. Additionally, it's advisable to allow your leather item to be exposed to fresh air every 15-20 days to prevent mold formation.
Extra Tips and Cautions
- Don’t let your leather product dry out completely, as it will not be repairable then.
- Avoid any cleaning products that have alcohol in it, since it destroys the natural color and aging process.
- Never let your leather be absorbed in water, if it gets wet, give it it’s time to air dry and not to dry it by any dryer.
- If you want your leather product to last you forever, make sure to follow a good and recommended care routine.