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Different Kinds Of Conditioners

Different Kinds Of Conditioners

There are three principal forms of conditioner: 

  1. Conditioning Creams: These products nourish and moisturise and cause minimal colour change. A good conditioning cream will keep the fibre supple and provide some protection to the surface of the leather.
  2. Conditioning Oils: Neatsfoot oil and lanolin have been used to soften leather for centuries. An inappropriate oil will make the leather sticky and may even cause it to become rancid.
  3. Wax Conditioners: Wax will not penetrate deeply and nourish the fibres but it does provide an excellent surface protection from water and other liquids. 

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