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Leather is a strong durable surface which will give many years of good service. Being a natural material it needs some basic knowledge to keep it in a good condition.
Today’s modern tanneries apply complex coatings onto the leathers to increase their stain and wear resistance. The concept of good leather care for your furniture is to maintain these coatings for as long as possible. When allowed to build up, grime, dust, body oils and food stains act to breakdown the tannery coatings which accelerate the deterioration of the leather.
Facts about Leather Maintenance
Fact 1. The clear protective top coat must be protected from jeans studs, pockets and zips. They cause FRICTION DAMAGE to edges, seams and seats. Oils and fats (from the head and hands) often plasticise the protective coating and INCREASE friction damage.
Fact 2. The top coat must be protected from clothing dyes which can transfer (especially when damp) to the leather, resulting in permanent damage that only a professional can remove. In testing it was found oils and fats INCREASED dye penetration.
Fact 3. Leather should be conditioned on a minimum of three or four times a year to keep it soft and to prevent shrinkage and cracking.
Observe the following points and your leather will give you years of enjoyment.
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