The reason for leather’s appeal is not difficult to understand as it has a certain rugged look to it. This material has long been used to make all sorts of garments from clothes to accessories. Moreover, it is very durable and can last a lifetime if it is well-maintained. Although it may be a sturdy product, leather just like skin can easily dry, crack, stain, warp, etc. If you plan to pass your leather goods on to your future generation, here are ways to care for it.
Maintaining your leather through polishing is mainly for aesthetics purposes. This is because; it is mostly about the actual shine of the product (usually shoes or bags) rather than protecting it from other elements. Most importantly, you need to look out for polishes with
Similar to our skin, we apply
Providing a coating to your leather shoe can repel water, drinks, rain, etc. Generally, waterproofing sprays or waxes is a treatment that is needed to be done only once a year. However, it also depends on the frequency of the usage. Waterproofing sprays are very convenient and should only be
The oldest and most reliable way when it comes to leather care is to
Allow leather to breathe
To allow moisture to evaporate naturally, leather products should be aired so that air is able to naturally pass through leather. This will prevent the leather from being affected mildew. Ventilation would not happen with the leather being all sealed up. So make sure to avoid placing it in a plastic bag or somewhere that has a lack of exposure to air. Make use of storage or travel bags which is made off
Keep away from any form of heat
It is possible for leather items to get waterlogged and when it does, you should avoid placing it in front of a heater or hair dryer to speed up the drying process. When leather is exposed to higher temperatures it can shrink and possibly dry out. Instead, allow it to dry naturally even if it takes a longer time. Same goes to storing; it should be kept out of the sunlight as it may speed up the fading process. Store in places away from the sunlight, ensuring there is airflow so that mildew does not form.