Leather Care Instructions
Leather Protection & Care
- Use a high-quality water and stain repellent product to help prevent water stains and soiling.
- Use a high quality leather lotion on a soft cloth to moisturize your finished leather.
- Avoid using cleaning fluid, shoe cream, saddle soap and mink oil. these products contain ingredients that may damage leather.
- We recommend that you test any protection and cleaning products on a hidden area of the leather.
- Don't keep heavy objects, such as key chains, in your pockets. doing so will stretch the leather.
- Avoid applying hair sprays and perfumes while wearing leather.
- Don't attach pins, adhesive badges or tape to leather.
- Repair hems with a small amount of rubber cement.
- Gently blot liquid stains with a clean cloth.
- Winter salt stains your leather, wipe with a clean, damp cloth and dry naturally.
- Visit a professional leather cleaner for more serious stains.
- Normal dry cleaning methods will remove essential oils, causing the leather to crack, fade and shrink.
- A cleaner who specializes in leather care will use a different method to clean and condition the leather.
- Even this special process may cause slight variations in color, texture, and shape; so it is important to clean matching garments together.
Leather Care when Wet
- If your leather becomes wet, allow it to dry at room temperature. (never put leather in the dryer.)
- If your garment has faux fur trim and the fur gets wet, dry it with a hair dryer set on the lowest temperature. shake fur during the drying process, and periodically during wear to maintain loft and maximize appearance.
- Store your leather coat or jacket on a wide wooden, plastic or padded hanger to help maintain its shape.
- Store leather in a well-ventilated, cool, dry place. avoid hot areas, such as attics; or damp areas, such as cellars.
- Cover your leather with breathable cloth, like cotton sheets, when storing. plastic bags or coverings will cause excessive drying.
- Wrinkles and creases in leather should hang out. if ironing is necessary, place heavy brown paper over the leather and use a cool to medium iron. take care not to overheat the leather, which will cause it to shine.
- Avoid exposing leather to direct sunlight or heat for prolonged periods of time.