When it is time to buy new furniture for your home, budget is a big concern for many people. So you may not consider the slightly more expensive real leather furniture. But sometimes, that extra price is worth it. Here are some reasons why leather furniture is a good choice.
Re-Tanning And Dying – The leather is put into another large rotating drum containing oils for lubricating and softening the leather and other chemicals for adding firmness, tear strength and fastness. Dye is also added to stain the leather to a color related to the intended final color.
There are two types of leather that you can get. Smooth leather making or a suede type. The leather can be dyed to a variety of colors and used in a variety of styles. The dye that is used on the leather will determine the kind of care that it requires. If you use the wrong type of cleaner on your leather item you could stain and permanently damage the product. Make sure that you read the manufacturer’s instructions for the proper care of your leather item.
Now the prepping process goes on. In a spray bottle mix in 5ths water, rubbing alcohol, acetone, ammonia, and TSP substitute. Spray the seat in sections starting at the lean back, and scrub the leather with a red scotch brite pad to scuff the leather just enough for the dye to adhere and to remove any more goo hiding out on the leather wiping clean as you go with your towel. This solution will also open the pours to leather and soften up the original dye for better adhesion promotion.
leather can be worn for many months of the year, unlike a lot of other clothing trends. There are lightweight jackets available for periods when the seasons are changing. You may get a little chilled when fall is approaching, or as the winter is slowing turning to spring. There are also heavier coats made of leather craft workshop that will keep you warm throughout the coldest days of the year. Being able to wear fine leather clothing so much makes it a sound investment.
When your shoes get soaked because you get caught in stormy weather, it is best that you dry them out as much as you can by pat drying them with a dry cloth, both inside and out. To ensure that the insides become dry, stuff them with newspaper. The newspaper will quickly absorb the water. Change the newspaper if you find it appropriate to do so, depending on how wet your footgear is.
For unfinished leather, you will need saddle soap or a cleaner made for this type of leather. Work in a small amount of cleaner with a dampened soft, clean cloth to create a light later. Wipe clean with another dampened cloth. Let air dry.
The frequency of cleaning will depend on the colour of the leather. In case of dark coloured leather, it is best to clean it 2-3 times in a year. Light coloured leather requires more cleaning. Sometimes you may have to clean it every month depending on how much dirt is visible. A clean leather seat will add value to your car.