Leather Care - Lafer
Leather - Cleaning and Maintenance
How to clean and maintain your leather products looking good:
- Leather Conditioners
- Saddle Soaps
- Damp cloths
- Dry Towels
- Leather Protection Sprays
- Leather Cleaning Kits
- Place a small amount of a gentle, moisturizing soap such as Dove on a damp cloth and bring it to a light lather. Soap will leave a scum just like you find on basin and bath areas - it will attract soil faster and not easy to remove thereafter. Always look for a leather safe (pH 3-5) cleaner, as it will not streak nor result in tackiness to the finish leather.
- Rub the damp cloth on the leather without putting too much water on the leather. Horsehair brush is a better option as it cleans the groove as well as the grain and will not cause a rubbing off of pigment coating.
- Wipe away lather with a fresh damp cloth. Don't rinse the leather in water.
Wipe with a very dry absorbent cloth and rinse with distilled water (as least the pH is about 5.2)
- Polish leather with a dry towel.
- Treat leather with a leather conditioner after it has dried completely.
- Always test on hidden areas first.