Leatherworks Care & Glossary

Here are a few tips to care for your leathers and keep it looking great:

  • If your leathers become wet, let it dry at room temperature.
  • It is a good idea to use a repellent product to condition your leathers.
  • Store your leathers on a wide wooden, plastic, or padded hanger to help maintain the shape.
  • Do not store your leathers in a hot or damp area. The leathers needs to be stored in a temperature-controlled environment.
  • If you will be covering your leathers when you are storing it, use a breathable fabric like cotton sheets.
  • Do not cover your leathers with plastic. Plastic causes the leather to dry out.
  • Avoid exposing your leathers to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.

A short glossary on leather care terms:

Damage repair:  This is any damage to the leather from road rash, tears, burns, and rips.

Conditioning: Replacing the tanning oils that are depleted over time through wear, heat, and moisture. Reconditioning leather every six to nine months will ensure that it never becomes stiff, dry, or cracked.

Refinishing/re-dyeing:  Restoring the leather to its original color by re-dyeing the leather.

Dyeing:  Changing the color of the leather. This can only be done from a lighter color to a darker color.