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Care Instructions

   

In general, upholstery leather has many advantages over a wide variety of alternative upholstery coverings. Due to modern technology, leather will outlast the typical fabric, four or five to one. The real key to this longevity is proper care. Too often, the assumption is that leather is "bullet proof" and requires little care.   Proper care and cleaning are critical to the longevity of our products.


Arri, Avion, Berkshire, Cadence, Caressa, Chatham, DiModa, DiModa Cobra, DiModa Gatora, Glazed, Mazzi, Mystique, Mystique Croco, Pearlessence, Shagarrett and Torino

These leathers have received a protective treatment during the tanning process, which will protect the grain from the soiling and staining of everyday use. If necessary, we recommend the following procedures for cleaning:

For Spots and Spills: Blot excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clear, lukewarm water and gently wipe spill. Dry with a clean towel and allow to air dry. If water is used, clean the entire area where the spill occurred. For example, the entire seat cushion or entire arm. Do not dry wet areas with heat dryers, hair dryers, etc.

For Stubborn Spots and Stains: Use a mild solution of Ivory soap and clear, lukewarm water. Apply the soap to a clean wet sponge and wash, then rinse well. Let air dry naturally. Always try the cleaning method in a hidden area first to convince yourself of the results.

For Butter, Oil or Grease: Wipe excess butter, oil or grease off the leather with a clean, dry cloth, and then leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather in a short period of time. Do not apply water to try to wash a butter, oil or grease spot.

Do Not Use: Any Saddle soaps, oils, abrasives, cleaners, soaps, furniture polish, varnish or ammonia water. The leather has already been permanently preserved in the tanning process and needs no maintenance other than the simple cleaning recommended.

Please Note: The leather will initially repel most liquids, but if left to stand over an extended period of time they will be absorbed. That is why it is a good idea to mop up spills immediately. Even if the spill is absorbed, it will dissipate in time and eventually diffuse any stains.

 

Distressed, Luxianna, Native, Newport Club, Sierra and Vintage

 

Natural, aniline leathers have very little surface protection. If your aniline leather does become soiled, immediately blot excess liquid with a soft, clean cloth. Then clean the entire area (i.e. the entire seat cushion, arm rest, etc.) with a clean, damp cloth and clear, luke warm water, starting from the outside of the spill to the center. Please note due to the natural characteristics of this leather, scratches and marks may appear on the surface over time. This appearance is the "character" of natural leather.

Do Not Use: Any Saddle soaps, oils, abrasives, cleaners, soaps, furniture polish, varnish or ammonia water. These will strip the waxes from the surface of the leather, and affect the color and the look of your leather. Only a damp cloth with water should be used.

Kenya

 

Nubuck is leather that has been tanned, dyed and then sanded on the surface of the hide to expose the fiber structure underneath the grain. Since the grain is removed and the fiber structure is exposed, the Nubuck has been treated with a water and stain repellant. Lightly blot the area with a damp cloth. The key to keeping Nubuck clean is to wipe it down on a regular basis with a Nubuck cloth. 

 

Sheepskin

 

Lightly blot liquid spills with a paper towel or damp sponge. For dried-on soils, lightly brush out fleece. For a deep cleaning, dry cleaning is recommended.

 

Steerhide

 

Wipe with a slightly damp clean, soft cloth using cold water only. Steerhide may also be gently vacuumed, however, do not use a rotating brush.

 

Garrett Wovens®, Garrett Tubular Wovens® and Welt Cord

 

Simply dust and wipe with a lightly damp, clean, soft cloth.