Appropriate care of natural leather haberdashery
Leather products can be extremely durable and enjoy many years of enjoyment from the user. The condition is proper storage and care. This in turn in case of every type of skin looks slightly different. It is worthwhile to get acquainted with the care method even before choosing a product. How are the different skin types treated?
Nubuk and suede
Nubuk is a very soft to the touch skin with short hair. It is obtained by preparing the inner sides of the skin. Suede, on the other hand, has long hair, it's the outer side of the skin. However, both types of materials require similar care. First, brushing with hair toothbrushes for rough leather. Suede and nubuck are susceptible to dirt, so they need to be cleaned relatively often and well protected from moisture. They can be impregnated with lacquer-based products. Suede and nubuck are not only shoes or gloves - they are also bags and wallets that require the same care.
Classic face leather
This is the face of bovine, veal, goat, lamb and lamb skins. Sometimes, though rarely, you may encounter leather products from horseback ridges - "cordovan". Facing skin is characterized by a smooth surface, obtained by mechanical treatment and waxing. This type of skin ages quickly - it is reflected in crevices and dents, it collects streaks of dirt and dust. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of it carefully, regularly lubricating and using protective preparations. Do not allow the skin to get wet. It easily absorbs fats that make it more flexible and refreshing, without leaving a greasy layer on the surface.
Originally this type of leather was used in upholstery products. Today, it is also increasingly used to make handbags and wallets. What is it characterized by? Above all, it is extremely durable and resistant to dirt. It is factory closed, varnished, heavily impregnated and covered with polyurethane film. The trap in the care of the asthma is the oil. While face skin absorbs oil and tolerates it well, it leaves damage and discoloration on the bull's-eye. That's why when you buy care products you need to make sure that they are definitely intended for use in the future.
Just as important as skincare treatments is to keep the skin at the right temperature. Ideally between 5 and 15 °C. It is also better not to expose it to too dry or too humid air. Otherwise, leather products can mold. Just like human skin, haberdashery skins do not like the effects of sunlight - they destroy themselves faster, age faster and become damaged. It is worth taking proper care of your skin, so that it can serve for years and does not lose its charm.