Thursday, April 21, 2005

Leather Care

Leather unless it is looked after can deteriorate especially if kept in dry conditions, in fact there are many things that can affect the life of a leather product which I wont go into here, the full list and the why and where for can be boring and is more suited to the Leather Chemist. Being a Craftsman & a maker of top quality Leathergoods for more years than I care to remember I have also repaired many items most of which had never received any form of treatment or preservation.

Leather over time with no help or treatment will perish once it reaches this advanced state the fibers start to separate and it will pull apart like paper. Again this is better explained by the Leather Chemist, but as far as we are concerned the end result is there is nothing that can be done that will make the article serviceable again. Having said that these items if of historic value can be preserved for display in a Museum in a special environment by a Restorer. But they will not be usable again.

The most obvious items that Are neglected are Shoes which these days people just don't seem to polish, (No I don't repair shoes that is a job for the Cobbler or Shoe Repairer as they tend to be called these days). Over the years I have used many leather treatments and preservatives, in fact working with leather you tend to become indifferent to the hype about what a certain product will do. The fact is there has been little to choose between most proprietary brands as they all do much the same job and their sales are more influenced by the skill of their marketing teem rather than the product itself.

When I received a sample supply of Leather Preservative from America I expected it to do the same job as all the other ones that I have used & was not expecting it to be any better or worse than others I had tried in the past. But this one is different and there is a very noticeable improvement to leather that has been somewhat neglected and having put it through rigorous tests I now use it exclusively and fully endorse it by advertising it on my site. See the extract below taken from my site which includes the contact details.


Obenauf's Leather Preservatives. 9075 Donnybrook Ct. Boise, Idaho, 83709, USA. Tel: 208-484-1372. Contact: Robert Grover Obenauf's Online whitejag@whitejag.com This company offers high quality Leather Preservatives & Leather Oils which contain Beeswax & Propolis as part of their formula. The products were originally formulated to preserve the boots of American Firefighters as conventional treatments were not effective due to the hot ash encountered in most fires. The preservative repels, water, acids, petroleum, salt, & chemicals, restores dry leather, resists mildew premature cracking & is odorless after application. The Leather Oil is effective on dress boots, saddles & tack, garments, upholstery, etc. An interesting & most informative site. Stop Press I have been testing samples of their product & can fully recommend it (See a fuller explanation in 'News & Press Releases'). They now offer Leather Furniture Treatments. Find them at http://www.obenaufs.com/

I have provided them with a full page on my site and for further information visit my site at http://www.theleatherconnection.com and look for the page titled Obenauf's Preservatives. If you do contact them or order please quote FB-M as your reference source as this could give you access to any special deals they may be running.

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