Friday, 14 July 2017

Methods for caring leather jackets

The methods make the leather jacket resistant to water damage, it will not be fully waterproof, even if the treatment claims otherwise.

1. Never immerse a leather jacket in water or place it in a washing machine.

2. Make your leather water resistant. A silicone polymer spray, should preserve your leather's appearance and shine. Grease-based or wax-based products are more protective, but not recommended for jackets due to their potential effect on color, longevity, shine, and smell. Check the label on your product to find out how long the water resistance lasts.

3. Apply leather conditioner occasionally. Rubbing in leather conditioner restores oil to the leather, preventing excessive dryness and cracking, but too much oil can clog the pores and affect the jacket's color or longevity. Only apply leather conditioner when the jacket starts to feel dry or stiff.

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