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Other Leather Problems

Other Leather Problems

  • Leather peels because it has become dry as a consequence of the absence of its natural oils.
  • Leather smelling bad: Leather is a porous, natural material and consequently it can absorb smells such as perfume or smoke. 1) pack in a newspaper 2) Clean with equal parts distilled white vinegar and water 3) Sprinkle baking soda then place in a sealed container for 24h then clean with a dry cloth.
  • White marks occur on leather because of water damage, damp or because of salt staining. They can be removed by applying polish, in the case of shoes, or leather conditioner for other items.

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Normal leather conditioning needs to be done twice a year but leather that is often in the sun should be conditioned at least three or four times a year.

There are three principal forms of conditioner: 

Wet leather needs to be treated while it is still damp, it should not be allowed to dry out. Applying leather conditioner to the damp leather enables the product to seep through the pores and into the spaces left by the evaporating water. If not treated, it could result in leathe...

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Leather is an extremely durable material that is naturally resistant to dirt; however, over time it will get dirty.

Sticky deposits on leather should be attended to as quickly as possible. Dab immediately with a clean cloth, don’t wipe, this will only make matters worse. Apply a leather cleaner lightly and remove any surplus with a clean, dry cloth. Allow the leather to dry naturally and then ...

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