How To Care For Aniline Leather

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About Aniline Leather

Aniline Leather has no protective finish and because of the way it is made and dyed makes this very hard to clean and maintain. Aniline is commonly brown in colour and the way it is dyed makes it appear more patch and rustic rather than a flat colour. Generally over time the colour fades making it more patchy and more rustic. This type of leather is very hard to clean as a water based product will soak into the leather. As the water soaks in, when you try to scrub the dirt out all you do is end up pushing the dirt around and this can result in ring marks where you have just pushed the dirt outwards. This can also take 24 hours or more to dry and return to its original colour.

This type of leather is very delicate so it should always be treated with care.

How to Care for this Type of Leather

Aniline Leather is very difficult be maintain and just about anything including water can cause a stain on this type of leather. As it has no protective finish any dirt or dust forms on the surface and then moves deeper into the leather. After a while you may find that even a drop of water will cause a clean spot where it has landed or a dark spot where it has mixed with the dirt.

The best all round and easy way to care for this type of leather in our Aniline Leather Conditioner. This product is safe to use and will not cause any stains. What it will do though is help you to remove some of the dirt that builds up safely. It can also be used to help stop it fading and bring back the colour if it has faded. By applying a few coats to the surface it will soak into the leather making it darker and softer again.  This product will also help to protect it from sun damage and drying out. It is also very easy to apply.

A Waterproof Protectant is a good way to protect this type of leather as it helps to protect the surface from dirt and spillages soaking in, although you will only have a few seconds to wipe off any spillages before it does soak in so you still need to be vigilant. It is just about impossible to fully clean this type of leather so this is not recommended. All you can really do is treat a stain if it occurs quickly and before it dries. Having a Leather Cleaner on hand is a good idea should this happen as you stand a good chance of removing it if it is still wet.
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Prevention is better than cure with aniline leather. Waterproof Protect is the best option if you want to avoid stains. The protectant comes with a mist spray applicator allowing you to gently spray a layer onto of the leather without it soaking in. This will then provide a barrier giving you crucial time to wipe any spillages off before they soak in. If you do get a stain, although very tricky,  Aniline Cleaner will break down dirt and help to dilute the spillage, this allowing you to draw out the stain, but care must be taken and scrubbing the leather is only advised it absolutely necessary. Aniline Leather Conditioner is all round the best and easiest option though. We would recommended this product if you want an all round product that helps to maintain aniline leather and to remove dirt safely.

The kits we supply also have brushes and cloths, which provides you with everything you need, including full instructions to shown you how to get the best from the products.

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