How to clean, condition and repair minor damages on leather clothing
Leather clothing can fade and become dirty. Visible signs of wear also start showing. The leather must be treated according to the type of leather. There are many different types of leather which lead to many questions. How shall I clean? Hand cleaning? Washing machine? Is a colour repair possible? How shall I care and protect the leather in future? Most people tend to get their leather items dry cleaned but this can cost a fair amount of money. By following the procedures below, most leather clothing can de cleaned effectively at a fraction of the cost of getting it dry cleaned.
DIRTY SMOOTH LEATHER, SUEDE AND NUBUK
Extremely darkened collars in skin contact areas can only be successfully cleaned in a dry cleaning process. In case of washing at home, pre-treat such areas according to the washing instruction.
SMOOTH LEATHER WITH ABRASIONS, CRACKS AND FADING
NUBUCK AND SUEDE WITH RIPS AND FADING
Rips in Nubuck or suede can almost solely be repaired by replacing with new leather. Sometimes such damages can be hidden by skilled sewing work. If same leather is not available and sewing can’t solve the problem, the object cannot be restored.
THE PROTECTION AND CARE OF LEATHER CLOTHING
SMOOTH PIGMENTED LEATHER
NUBUCK, SUEDE, ANILINE AND FUR
Porous leather should always be protected additionally with COLOURLOCK Waterproofing for Leather & Textiles. Porous leathers are not suitable for humid and wet weather. Ensure you take care and wear these garments during appropriate times.