Take good care of your leather and you'll be able to enjoy it for many years to come!
Here's a guide on how best to care for your leather gear.
- Before you attempt to clean or polish your leather, you'll need to remove any dirt or dust with a soft cloth / brush, but be mindful of any stitches.
- Apply a small amount of Saddle Soap to the soiled area with a soft cloth.
- Gently buff the area in a circular motion until all excess soap has been removed.
- Repeat for any marks you want to remove.
- Dry your product on a flat surface away, in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
- For heavily soiled items, and for those with a lining like jeans, you might want to consider having them professionally cleaned.
- Apply some Saddle Soap to the affected area, with a damp sponge.
- Gently rub the surface until you've formed a lather and continue to work into the leather to remove the stain.
- Remove any excess and let the leather dry away from direct sunlight or heat for several hours.
- Apply a leather conditioner such as Waproo Leather Conditioner or Angelus Leather Balm.
- Always allow the garment to dry slowly and fully in between applications of leather conditioner.
- Buff with a soft damp cloth and repeat leather conditioning if necessary.
- Use Angelus Dubbin first to disguise blemishes and scratches.
- Apply Leather Conditioner and allow to dry fully.
- Leather is certainly not waterproof, although it can accept some light water such as rain ... in moderation.
- It's always advisable to remove any excess water as soon as possible with a soft cloth.
- Water resistance can be improved by applying Angelus Dubbin, Angelus Leather Balm & Waproo Leather Conditioner.
- If your leather gets quite wet, you'll need to dry it flat and away from direct sunlight and heat.
- Once dry, you'll need to condition the leather to restore it.
- Sweat, salt and oils from your body should be removed through cleaning and then dried in a cool flat place away from direct sunlight, followed by a leather conditioner treatment.
- Leather that has been fully wet should be professionally cleaned.
- Store leather in a cool dry place and allow leather to take it's intended shape.
- Don't store your leather until it's fully dry.
- Avoid storing leather in a situation where mould can occur, use desiccant bags if there's any doubt.
- Any mould should be removed with a brush, taking special care for any stitched areas.
- Once mould is removed, clean and polish leather as per instructions above.
- Don't store leather in direct sunlight or in a vacuum sealed bag.
- Leather needs to breathe so air flow is important.
- Please contact us with any issues pertaining to leather goods bought from us.
- If we've made it we'll be able to repair it and will try to do so in most circumstances.
- Repairs or alterations made to leather goods bought from us but not made by us are best taken to specialist leather repair stores.
- Contact Us and we'll advise you where to take specific products based on your capital city.
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