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Restoring Leather

Updated: Jul 7, 2023

Restoring Leather
Restoring Leather

One reason why leather is so popular is that it lasts so long and with age, becomes even more beautiful and natural looking.

While regularly cleaning and conditioning your leather will help keep it looking its best, you can also rescue and revive old leather that has been neglected.

Cleaning must be done with the right products, otherwise the leather can dry, making it weak and prone to cracking, tearing and losing colour.

Restoring leather

Different leathers require different treatments so always ask first. Restoring and reviving needs knowledge of the leather to be restored and knowledge of the right products to use for the respective type of leather. Furniture, cases, shoes, handbags require different methods of treatment as all articles are made from different types of leather. There is no "one product for all leathers".

There is a point beyond which leather can not be restored. One of the best indicators of this is if the leather tears easily being so dry.

Repairs can be very challenging also, depending on the article to be repaired. Tears in furniture and jackets require a dismantling of the item, repairing the tears from the inside, then re-assembling the item and covering up the tear on the outside before restoring leather.

Please don't tackle any restoration projects without first getting good advice.

Good advice would be to seek good advice! If in doubt, contact a specialist.

Contact me for free advice for your article.

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