FAQ: What is Protected Aniline Leather?

What is Protected Aniline Leather? Protected aniline leather is a top grain leather that is dyed for color and then receives pigment to ensure color consistency. Without pigment a protected leather is not color consistent. The pigment also ensures fade resistance and helps the leather wear over time. A clear water based topcoat is applied for additional protection. The natural imperfections of the hide are also less noticeable. Hides average 50-55 square feet. Protected Aniline Leathers are easy to maintain and have maximum resistance to wear, soiling, and fading from light. We have several lines of aniline leather including our Stella Line, Avalon Line, Focus Line, Roman Line, Cowboy Line,

Featured Upholstery Leather: AVALON LINE

Our AVALON LINE is a glazed aniline drum dyed leather with an uniquely controlled pull-up look and created to improve on the original old world charm. The leather comes from choice European cattle. AVALON has a one of a kind effect and multiplies the character of the furniture piece with which it is upholstered. The hides are enhanced with a glaze like finish. This gives the leather an aged and very classy appearance, highlighting the areas where the pull comes into effect. AVALON’S glowing colors, exhibit dark and light areas due to the oil and glazing process. The leather is made to give a room a cozy and welcoming appearance. For cleaning use damp cloth with a mild soap or leather cleaner

Has The Leather Been Dyed All The Way Through?

Has the leather been dyed all the way through? Is the leather drum dyed? Aniline dyed leather is soaked in a large drum to allow the dye to penetrate all the way through the hide. This is where these terms originate. All aniline dyed leathers are drum dyed all the way through so that is if the top should scratch the layer underneath will be the same color.

Featured Upholstery Leather: ROMAN LINE

Our ROMAN LINE is a full aniline hand antiqued leather which provides any piece with a sophisticated antique look. Roman is a top grain naturally pebbled leather that has been hand stained by a combination of subtle oils and waxes, followed by a protective topcoat to give it excellent wearability. It is then hot ironed to give it an added hand and a see through look reminiscent of the old English Bridle leathers. Once upholstered, the beauty and workmanship of this leather is amplified and brought to life, by giving any piece a natural transparent antique effect. ROMAN LINE is also part of our Stickley and Mission Oak Specialists, which are perfect leathers for arts & crafts period furniture

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