CARING FOR LEATHER FAQ'S


How do I care for leather and how do I clean leather?
A) How to care for and clean Pigmented Leathers.
B) How to care for and clean Non-Pigmented Leathers.
C) How to care for and clean Nubuk Leathers.

How do I care for leather and how do I clean leather?
How to care for leather and how to clean leather depends entirely upon what type of leather you have. And remember, cleaning leather is an imperfect art at best. We can break this down into three categories. If you are uncertain about something don’t hesitate to ask us!

A) How to care for and clean Pigmented Leathers.
B) How to care for and clean Non-Pigmented Leathers.
C) How to care for and clean Nubuk Leathers.

A) How to care for and clean Pigmented Leathers (including Protected Aniline Leathers).
Pigmented leather is the easiest to care for and to clean. In general it can be identified by its shiny and glossy surface, however there are exceptions so be careful. It requires very little care. Use lukewarm water and mild soap, but nothing abrasive. Work up some suds and go over the surface with a soft cloth. Rinse off any soap film with clean water and toweling. It may dry dull, but normal gloss can be restored by rubbing with clean toweling.
Never use saddle soap, furniture polish, oil, varnish, ammonia, or cleaning solvents.

B) How to care for and clean Non-Pigmented Leathers (including Pure Aniline, Semi-Aniline Leathers).
Non-Pigmented Leathers are more difficult to care for and to clean. It is important to note that a Semi-Aniline Leather falls into this category even though it has a small amount of pigment in it. In general non-pigmented leather can be identified by the lack of a shiny and glossy surface, however this is not a foolproof method of identification. This type or leather tends to absorb oils and stains and develops a patina over time as the leather ages. If you get any type of food on it, get it off as best you can with a dry cloth, without wiping it into the leather, and then leave it alone! The spot should dissipate into the leather in a short time. Do not try to clean with water. Consider Professional Cleaning for stubborn marks and stains.

C) How do I care for and clean Nubuk and Suede Leather?
Nubuk and Suede are both difficult to care for and clean. Nubuk is top grain leather in which to grain has been buffed to resemble a suede-like appearance. Both are nearly impossible to clean. Consider Professional Cleaning.

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