Investing in quality leather goods often come with a price so we result to barely using them to maintain their mint condition. But wouldn’t that be a waste of investment if you can’t use them to their full capacity? The good news is you can enjoy them for a long time if you actually take care of them. Follow these tips to keep your leather items in shape and prolong their life span:
Plastic-lid containers or covered shelves prevent air circulation which causes molds to grow. Keep them in open racks or shelves to let them breathe.
Make sure to brush or wipe away dirt and water from your shoes after using them. Keeping them clean and dry will prevent permanent damage like stains or discoloration in your items.
Stains and scratches on light-colored purses may be a result of the constant rubbing from your dark jeans. Avoid using the two together or just immediately clean and moisturize the leather after use.
Direct sunlight causes leather cracking and color fading so make sure to keep your leather items in a dry and dark place.
The best thing to do is to keep them in fabric bags so the leather won’t stick to each other and potentially absorb colors.
A couple of small pillows, fabric and even newspaper can help hold the shape of your boots and bags to keep them full and upright.
If your problems can’t be solved with this guide, maybe it’s time to seek professional help in restoring and repairing you leather items. With Doctor Leather, you can be sure that only the best leather specialist in town will take care of your favorite investment. Head on over to any of our store branches for a free consultation!