Leather is a natural material. Like most natural materials, it needs care and looking after. This will ensure its long-lasting appeal year after year and generation after generation.
The care and maintenance of leather always depends on the specific way of usage: the conditions of use and how often it is used. A few simple tips will help preserve the leather’s natural beauty and over time will make it look even more beautiful.
Leather cleaning – Use soap flakes
- Use a 1/2 decilitre of soap flakes to a litre of water. Whip the soap flakes into hot water to create foam.
- When the water is cooled down to room temperature, apply the foam all over the leather with a soft cloth. Only use the foam and avoid soaking the leather.
- When the leather is dry, polish it with a soft and dry cotton cloth.
- Avoid placing the leather in direct sunlight or extreme heat.
- Clean using the foam from soap flakes for housecleaning.
- Avoid soaking the leather or any contact with sharp objects.
- In case of any spills, immediately absorb with a clean, dry cloth.
- To dust, use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush.
- NEVER use detergents, ammonia, oils, polish, varnish, etc.
Because leather is a natural material it is subject to variations in colour and texture. Each hide is unique, often with subtle markings that attest to its origins from nature. These natural markings or irregularities shouldn’t be considered as a defect but as indications of genuine leather.