Misconceptions of leather

Misconceptions of leather
Misconceptions exist in almost every field in today’s world; so also in the leather business there are some misconceptions involved. A misconception is not true and may evolve from faulty thinking or understanding of a particular topic. So let’s check upon some thoughts which are not true in the world of leather.

Leather is mainly for the rich:  This statement is not true, because leather products are mostly long lasting and durable. Therefore even though it may be costly in the beginning compared to other type of materials, it is more long lasting and is certainly your money’s worth.

Leather should not be made wet:  This is totally false, as leather itself is made in water. Hardened leather isn’t the result of getting wet, but of improper drying.

Saddle soap is a good leather cleaner and conditioner:  Soaps are high alkaline, which can damage the leather and can darken it. Saddle soap products are extremely economical, but may not be your best choice for keeping your leather fine.

  It’s not possible to repair leather cuts:  Although cuts are harder to repair, it certainly can be fixed. There are many leather repair kits available at most leather stores which come equipped with certain adhesives made for leather.

 Markers, hair sprays, glue, can be used to repair leather:  These items cannot be used for repairing any type of leather products; hair sprays discolours’ the leather, markers give an irregular look to any product as its naturally not meant for this purpose and glue cannot be used to stitch cuts, as it is not flexible and once hardened causes more danger than cure.

 Olive oil can be used to make leather furniture look new:  This is a big misconception as olive oil worsens the condition of your furniture instead of making it look bright and new. Reason being, some type of leathers absorb oil. So with time, the absorbed oil discolours the furniture.

 Hope these above points help you in doing away with some misconceptions regarding leather products. For professional cleaning and services call Sydney Leather Cleaners OR email us at clean@sydneyleathercleaners.com.au.

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