Leathers products have been very popular choice for accessories for a long time. It is due to its quality and the longevity. Leathers products last for a long time if you take care of those properly. Leathers come in different types and each of those require special cleaning to prolong the life. For example, you can clean deerhide and buckskin leather by washing it with soap. However, you should never squeeze those as it may cause wrinkles on the body. So, you have to be careful when cleaning a leather made product. Here are some steps of cleaning leather products
It is very important where you are storing the leather products. Never keep a handbag made of leather in a humid environment. Also, don’t bend it while storing or packing it. Leathers should always be in a flat condition while being stored. Make sure the storage is not too hot and humid, it may ruin your products. The storage must have enough air passing through it. In that way, leather products will remain like new for a long time. Also, you can spray some fungicide to stop the fungus growing on the leather body.
Leathers come in many different type and quality. Some are rough and hard and some are smooth. Smooth leather is easier to clean and those can be cleaned with normal soap and water. The soap will take out the dust laying on the top of the leather. You can also use brush to get rid of the dust on the surface, a cloth can also come in very handy to clean the surface. Suede leathers are difficult to clean as those have rough surface, use a stiff brush to clean those kinds of leather. Proper cleaning will bring back the regular shiny surface of the leather products.
Leather must be dried very slowly; you should never hurry while drying a leather made product. The drying temperature must be in a moderate zone. Excessive heat will certainly ruin the leather surface, so avoid high temperature while drying leather. You can also use solvents like naphtha to clean the surface of the leather. Some spots on the leather are difficult to get rid of, you cannot clean those with regular soap and water. Solvents can clean those tough spots for you. Make sure you are using recommended amount of solvent for the cleaning purpose.
As said earlier, leather products should never be crumpled. It may cause permanent wrinkles on the body and ruin the product. So, after the cleaning and drying, make sure the leather surface is straightened before storing.
So above are some important tips you can follow to clean leather or leather made products. As most people, don’t know about cleaning leather products, they often end up damaging the product. As you know, leathers are expensive and it is not something you would buy everyday So proper taking care is very important to prolong the life leather products.