Leather is a specially crafted material with very delicate properties, as such, it requires some very specific care to be properly cleaned and restored. Due to the specifics of each leather piece, for example the grade or the tanning conditions, each much be carefully inspected so to choose the correct applicants. For such quality made, and typically more valuable items, it’s always worth ensuring that no issues will arise, with the absolute best, professional care.
One possible problem that may present itself, after an extended time with leather, is that it can begin to become tired and dried out. This can cause noticeable cracking and a rougher, less comfortable surface. If you’re someone who likes leather to retain a newer, healthier and more hydrated look, then leather conditioning can help to do so. The conditioning of the leather allows moisture to build up in the material again. If done prior to any cracks or damage appearing, and repeated a number of times a year, the integrity of your leather products will have a far greater longevity than if not. Each type of leather can have specific requirements and may react better or worse with a to a certain product. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to request professional help, to identify which agent will be the most beneficial for the product.
Over time and consistent usage, leather often begins to lose its color, as it wears. Being such a sensitive material, its inevitable that eventually it will begin to produce characteristic changes. With leather products that have maintained their integrity, and are without any cracks, they will be able to absorb wet restoration agents, which could be used to rectify the problem. By applying a preferential and professional coloring balm to the affect area, the original aesthetics of the product can be recreated.
If you are looking to completely restore a leather product, that has signs of abrasions and cracking, professional methods can help to produce a greatly improved appearance. By wiping against the leather surface, any very rough areas can be reduced. This will make it easier to repair as well as being smoother and more comfortable of a surface, in the long run. Depending on the severity of the damage and wear to the leather, a combination of specially selected binding agents and filling agents will be selected to strengthen areas of leather flexing. A coloring balm will be spread to brighten the looks of the furniture, before a final, protective sealant will be applied to maintain the finish and guarantee the longevity of your furniture.
A particularly fragile form of leather is suede, made from thinner pieces of hide material. Due to naturally being less durable than leather and for being less intensely processed, suede is susceptible to picking up dust, stains and damage. The integrity of suede is easily damaged and requires meticulous care to be salvaged appropriately, normal household methods could potentially cause noticeable damage to your product. Appropriate suede care demands cleaning products that are specific to the necessity of cleaning and care. Some suede reacts badly to solvents and others require its use, as such inquire with us, at El Cajon Carpet Cleaning, so we can identify the proper method to care for your product. We can also help you to clean area rugs.