CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF THE LEATHER
Leather, being a natural product, needs very little or no care during normal use. Leather should be dusted regularly with a soft untreated cloth.
For spots and spills:
Wipe excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clean warm water only, and let air dry naturally. If water is used, clean the entire area where the spot occurred. An example would be the entire seat cushion or entire arm. Do not dry wet areas with hair dryers, etc.
For stubborn spots and stains:
Use a mild non-detergent cleaner such as a bar of ivory soap. Apply the soap to a clean wet sponge and apply to area. Then go over with cloth dipped in clear warm water.
For butter, margarine, oil or grease:
Wipe excess butter, margarine, oil or grease off the leather with a clean dry cloth, then leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather in a short period of time. Do not apply water or try to wash oil, butter, or grease spot.
DO NOT USE:
- Saddle soap
- Cleaning solvents
- Furniture polish
- Abrasive cleaners
- Ammonia water and the like
- Never soak the leather
How to avoid damage to the leather
Do not expose the leather to sun and strong heat. Protect the leather against scratches from cats, dogs, shoes and buckles, keys and other sharp objects. Avoid splashes in connection with window cleaning and from cleaning materials as well. Never use petrol, dilutent, and similar products for cleaning. Avoid spot treatment in connection with cleaning and maintenance of the furniture; wash whole surfaces at a time.
Leather the natural upholstery covering
The hide of an animal is influenced by climatic conditions to which it is exposed during life; this face and, of course, the various breeds will give the leather its different appearance and character. Natural defects during life such as scratches, insect bite, diseases, leaving marks in the leather as scars or perhaps open damage is inevitable. It is only natural that the leather has “defects” – or rather that the hide has certain characteristic features such as wrinkles, horn marks, insect bites, scars, etc. Remember that a scar does not mean a deterioration of the quality and strength of the leather.
Shade effects visible on tightly stretched surfaces often are reflections of light in the hair follicles produced where the hair has natural partings. We must all appreciate that if we desire leather we must be ready to accept the characteristic featured of the hides as intrinsic. Every hide is different. The uniqueness of the hides is individual. This individuality enhances the character and beauty of this natural upholstery covering.