Leather Identification and Cleaning Information
All leather needs to be maintained on a regular basis. Many people do not realize the importance of cleaning and properly maintaining leather, or they have the idea that they will damage the leather by cleaning it. This is simply not true. Leather is skin and like our skin it needs to be taken care of. To keep your leather furniture looking its best it is very important to use quality products designed for your specific type of leather.
If leather is not cleaned regularly, body oils and dirt can accumulate on the surface and eventually break down the top coat and penetrate the leather. This can cause body oil stains, color loss and/or discoloration. Leather should be cleaned to remove body oils every three months, especially in areas that are heavily used.
The experts at Leather Solutions Int’l are here to help! We can help you determine what type of leather you have and what products and techniques you will need to use to properly maintain it.
There are three families within the leather world: unprotected/aniline, protected/painted, and nubuck. Nubuck is not sold as much today as in the past. There are also imitation/man-made materials that look like leather. Here are some tips on how to identify the different types of leather so that you will be able to make an informed decision when purchasing leather products.
It takes around seven cows to make a sofa and each panel could be from a different part of a different cow, different country, different age. All this will determine the longevity of a panel and the amount of wear and tear it can handle.
Don’t wait until you have a problem!
Call us today, or use our website to order your maintenance kit and start protecting your investment. All maintenance kits include instructions for your specific type of leather, if you are unsure about which leather you have, please give us a call and we can help you.