• The maintenance of your leather furniture will be determined by the type of finish that has been applied at the tannery.
• In all cases, the leather should be wiped regularly with a soft dry cloth in order to prevent accumulation of dust
• In all cases , never use shoe polish or strong detergents to clean leather. Liquid spills like wine, colas etc , should be dabbed immediately with an absorbent cloth.
• In all cases , leather improves with age but must still be fed with an approved hide food in order to maintain its suppleness.
• Protected leathers like semi anilines and corrected grains, usually require little more than a routine dust down with a damp cloth. A leather conditioner can be used to enhance the colour and look of the leather. Try to avoid direct sunlight.
• Unprotected leathers like pure anilines or pull ups require a special treatment to avoid a faded and lifeless appearance after a few months use.An approved hide food must be applied every 3 to 4 months in order to maintain the suppleness of the leather. Direct sunlight MUST be avoided at all costs as the African sun is extremely harsh.
• Dubin is not recommended as it will cause a build up of waxes on the surface……leave this for leather rugby and soccer balls !
LEATHER TREATED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE WILL ALWAYS MAINTAIN ITS NATURAL BEAUTY AND DEVELOP AN INDIVIDUAL PATINA IN THE COURSE OF ITS USE.