Leather is a natural material that is susceptible to aging like our own skin. Leather is very durable and a product that is well cared for can serve for many years. Besides being strong and durable, leather products also have a distinguished appearance due to its age or patina (The natural ageing effect of leather is called Patina.)
Leather ages and matures over time as do all hide, it is important to look after your leather product with the required care which will help it age gracefully. Leather that has aged over time with the natural wear and tear has a charm of its own. It will over time develop cracks and creases and will pick up marks of its own, which are normal and add to the character of the bag. Minor scratches can be camouflaged with polishing, to avoid major scratches and damages, keep sharp objects away from the leather product.
Following a few tips on how to care for your product will ensure the longevity of the leather product.
Just like a good pair of leather shoes, any leather product will thrive with regular polishing. Shoe polish is the best. Polishing may alter the colour of your product and it is advisable to first try it on a hidden area of your product. Even using a neutral colour or clear polish can result in a slight colour variation to the original colour.
Avoid using lanolin or products that contain lanolin on your leather products. Baby wipes contain lanolin and should not be used to wipe a leather bag; this removes the moisture off the leather. Do not expose leather products to harsh chemicals used around the house such as caustic soda, turpentine, kitchen or other cleaning solutions and agents. All these products contain chemicals that can seriously damage your leather product. It destroys the protective coating and the finish giving the leather a dreadful unfinished and rough look in that area.
Wax and silicon should also be kept away from the leather product as this blocks the pores which hinder the leather from breathing. Avoid getting perfume and aftershave on your leather product as these are alcohol based products which damage the leather. In the event that you should spill your alcoholic beverage on your leather product, wipe it off immediately and be prepared for a stain.
Leather products if looked after well, can look even better after a few years of use than they do when new. If the above suggestions do not provide you a solution to your problem you can email us any queries that you may have regarding the care of your leather product and we will be happy to help you.Our email id is firstname.lastname@example.org