Changes in texture and shades.
Sometimes manufacturers combine soft leather with one that has a slightly different texture. Different textures respond differently to the cleaning process, resulting in some areas being darker than others. It is a natural phenomenon.
Buttons and leather cords can cause problems sometimes by transferring the color onto the product to which is attached. All decorations attached should be able to stand the care methods stated on the labeling. We test ornaments for color diffusion before cleaning to minimize the risk.
You’ve probably seen suede
that can be cleaned. Unfortunately, we often see a buyer who trusted what it says on the label, and tried all the care instructions at home. Some domestic cleaning agents to remove stains, detergents and softening additives may result in permanent color change. Even using a domestic washing machine can create problems if the spinning cycle is too aggressive. If the drying temperature is too low, even a few degrees, can result in the occurrence of shrinkage and rigidity of the skin.
Leather and suede imitations
can be difficult to identify in comparison to the original skin. Even using the most thorough cleaning methods, vinyl or urethane leather and suede imitations may be vulnerable and may experience bumps, dents, may become stiff or sticky. When in doubt, let us take a look. Our experienced specialists will provide the best results.
The skin looks good and you look good wearing it.
To keep it like such, CLEAN IT EVERY YEAR. Our experts in the field know how to clean the best and recondition your leather clothing items. If spots appear, bring them to us quickly. DO NOT ATTEMPT to remove stains. And because we're very good at what we do, if you are concerned about a particular item of clothing, we take the time to advise you before acting.
Choosing a leather article:
To keep leather items in the best condition between cleanings:
- buy from a reputable seller.
- look closely at the texture and color, suede will never be completely uniform.
- Some relaxation shrinkage can occur while wearing or cleaning.
- Read and keep the instructions that come with the item.
- Use a scarf to protect the collar against fat body and perspiration. Serious stains any dirt penetrated in the depth are not the best friends of the leather.
- Allow the leather to breathe in fresh air, away from heat and moisture.
- When you don’t wear it, store it in a cool and ventilated area. The leather may dry or shrivel if kept in a warm or humid area. Leather likes the same environment as your skin does.
- Never store leather in plastic bags!
It is part of an animal – not a cloth, so even with the latest and best care technologies some layout changes may occur. When you have purchased the leather item it most likely had a label stating the nature of the differences in color and texture as aspects that make each item unique.
This is a nice mean of summarize the following information:
Leather and suede articles.
- •They used pieces of skin from different areas of different animals. A good producer attempts to match the leather pieces, texture, color and weight as to ensure uniformity. But the differences may be accentuated after cleaning.
- Skin scars and traces of veins are inherent on the natural leather pieces. It is common for scar tissue or other imperfections to be filled before dyeing. The result is that the cleaning process can reveal these imperfections.
- Wrinkles occurring naturally are less visible, being hidden by treating the leather through a special process. These wrinkles may reappear over time after the natural aging process, but the fuss of the cleaning process can accelerate the appearance.
- The danger of leather pieces which were stretched too much. When cleaned, stitch easing or having used several pieces of leather may result in a change in size, in most cases, when you wear an item of clothing that can adapt to the size and comfort that you are accustomed to. This discomfort may occur over time as various leather pieces tend to return to their natural size.
- Poor quality adhesives used in assembling can be dissolved in the cleaning process, resulting in dark areas. This is visible especially around seams and hems.
- Color changing. Although initially the color may seem uniform, over a period of time, even without cleaning, color change may become more apparent. Exposure to light and gases in the atmosphere can result in oxidation of the leather. Our professional re-dyeing methods can make this to be less obvious, but their occurrence is a natural phenomenon.
- Stains and dirt. Protein stains such as blood, egg and milk are the most difficult to remove as natural leather and is also a protein. Dyes used for re-coloring will not cover the stains completely. Ink stains are almost impossible to remove. Our specialist will always insist on as much as possible to remove them.
- Chemical burns. Stains appear as wrinkled areas with a strong center. Caused by contact of moisture combined with heat or other substances that contain salt, resulting in permanent damage that cannot be reversed.
Selection of loose and thin leather pieces during manufacturing can cause tearing during cleaning. Exposure to light and natural factors can cause oxidation of the dye. Severe color loss is due to poor selection of dyes, oils and finishing agents of the manufacturing process type.