Genuine leather is a material which is made only of the undivided or divided animal skin or the skin through tanning, preserving the grown fibers in their natural integration.
Leather necessarily requires important care products and moisturizers to retain its attractiveness, its wonderful soft grip and its naturalness for a long time. It can only absorb these if its pores have been cleaned and dirt particles removed, prior to application.
- Never treat only the stained area, but always the entire area from seam to seam.
- Clean the leather first before applying the care lotion (otherwise you risk to rub the soiling into the leather)
- Never pour the cleaner or care lotion directly on the leather, but apply them always to a soft sponge or cloth.
- Never use any cleaners or care products, that contain solvents or alcohol as they can dry-out and damage the leather
- Clean and protect leather furniture regularly. Recommended care frequency is every 6 months
- Never clean leather with microfibre cloths, because they could destroy the leather surface. Use soft, lint-free natural fibre cloths.
- Leather needs not only refatting, but also moisture. For this reason, never treat leather only with leather grease/wax as such products do not contain moisture and the leave a greasy film on the surface.
- For colour-intensive leather furniture, always use a care lotion with a sun protection effect. The premature colour fading will be reduced.
- When cleaning, always use distilled water, to avoid lime deposits.
- In case of stains, clean immediately and carefully dab off.
- Always remove stains from outside to inside.
- After cleaning, let the cover dry wel and only then care or impregnate it.
- Colour-intensive clothing (e.g. dark jeans), fashionable cushion, covers and suchlike can discolor upholstery covers. Red accessories are particularly “dangerous” in this regard.