How to care for distressed leather
Distressed Leather is a sort of full grain leather with artificially aged using various techniques, natural imperfections in hide like scars and wrinkles have it a rough look , it is easy to maintain distressed leather product, to be honest , it really don't require any special tools and leather conditioner, we just need to follow some steps below to care for distressed leather product .
1. Keep Away From Water
As i mention , distressed leather is full grain leather that lack of protective coating like water repellent, so it’s even more crucial to keep your distressed leather product away from water , if you accidentally splash water or liquid like cola or coffee ( it's really bad ~~) , wipe it at once with tissue paper or water-absorbing cloth , BUT just please blot it , DO NOT rub, it may push the water deep into the leather. then Let the water evaporate by itself because that will cause the least amount of damage. after that , you'd better apply wax or mink oil.
2. Clean Dirt And Grime On Leather
Just need to wipe the dirt and grime on distressed leather with a clean cloth , In my personal opinion, it is a dispensable process for distressed leather , we just need to do so before applying wax.
3. Apply Wax On Distressed Leather
It is an important action to apply wax to distressed leather product after some weeks use . it will MOISTURIZE your leather to protect it from crackle , and make your distressed leather feel and look , for distressed leather, you just need to use nature leather wax , no need any conditioner .
Mink oil is also a good alternative for getting your distressed leather nicely moisturized ,we usually apply mink oil on all of our product before it be packaged , i don't like chemical conditioner , treat the natural full grain leather with natural way.
Some other tips to keep your distressed leather product from damage
✔ Don't leave your distressed leather product in direct sunlight
✔ Don't stuff your distressed leather product with newspaper
✔ Don't use water to clean stains on leather
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Great article !