It is almost inevitable that your leather jacket or shoes will be exposed to rains, puddles, or spills. Water strips leather of its natural oils, and when wet leather dries, you’ll often find that it has become dry and brittle. While rain can ruin leather, the following steps can help you treat water-damaged leather and preserve your valuable apparel.
It is always an exciting moment when you get a new leather bridle. You can’t wait to use it on your horse, but then you suddenly notice how stiff it is. New leather is almost always stiff. Luckily, it is a fairly simple process to soften up a new leather bridle. Just follow these steps and it will be silky soft and flexible in a flash:
Gather the Materials you will need:
- Leather Honey
- Leather cleaner
- A small bowl of warm water
- Two sponges
- Lint-free cloths
If you are someone who loves the look of leather, then there is a good chance that you are interested in leather furniture. But maybe the price tag of 100% genuine leather is out of your budget. You may turn to bonded leather furniture, which is leather made from a mix of synthetic and genuine leather, bonded together to create a seamless look. Many leather furniture pieces are made of bonded leather.
If you want to make sure your bonded leather furniture stays in good shape for years to come, consider these care tips. There are a few important things to remember when it comes to bonded leather and how to care for it.
No matter how careful you are, if you have pets and leather upholstery, you will get the occasional stain or bad odor. Even the best trained pet may get unexpectedly sick on your leather couch or decide to leave his mark on your favorite leather chair. Take them in the car and you have a recipe for pet stains on that valuable leather upholstery. Knowing how to protect your leather from pet stains and odors, and how to clean it when necessary, will help you get the most life out of those leather pieces.
There are several claims for leather cleaning and conditioning solutions that are simply untrue — yet they continue to spread either by word of mouth or through internet searches.
We at Leather Honey are experts on leather care and we’re here to tell you that many of these claims are not only incorrect (and admittedly a little amusing) but they also risk having a reverse effect and actually end up doing more harm to your leather than good!
If you own leather furniture, one of the most important things you can do to keep the furniture looking its best is to keep it clean. The cleaning methods used for other upholstery types could easily damage your leather. Instead, you need a natural leather cleaner that will gently clean the surface of the leather without introducing unwanted moisture or damaging the integrity of the leather.
Because it sits out in the heat and sun, then is exposed to the cold temperatures of winter, not to mention the fact that people are scrambling in and out of it every single day, your car’s upholstery takes a beating. If your car has leather upholstery, you’ll start to notice the effects of these facts after a few years of use. If your leather is starting to look worn and old, you can rejuvenate it with the help of Leather Honey.
More than almost any leather item you have, leather shoes experience the most wear and tear and need the most protection. Regular use and exposure to harsh weather has damaging effects on valuable leather apparel. The following steps can help you clean and condition your leather shoes to improve their appearance, comfort, and durability.
As part of routine cleaning, you should start by brushing off dirt and debris with a soft cloth or brush. Before cleaning your shoes, remove laces to prevent getting water, cleaner, or conditioner on them.
Use a lint-free cloth and Leather Honey Leather Cleaner to clean any remaining dirt and debris. It is important to not get the leather too wet. Do not place leather shoes in the sun or near a heater to dry as this can cause them to become brittle and discolored.
Leather is known for its durability, and it is a particularly popular material for quality footwear. But too much water can be hazardous to your leather. Because leather is a porous material, it will quickly soak in that water. This rapid influx of water, followed by a release when the water dries, can lead to premature damage and cracking of the leather. Letting your shoes get soaked in the rain is no way to take care of your investment.
But, life happens, and sometimes you are going to get caught in the rain while wearing your favorite leather boots. So how can you protect your footwear when you have to wear it in the rain? Here are some tips.
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