When properly stored and maintained, leather goods can last a lifetime. These tips for protecting, cleaning and storing leather products will help them retain their quality and longevity.
• Treat leather products to prevent future stains. Apply a leather protector like RUDSAK’s All Care Protector spray to prevent water spots and stains.
• Limit exposure to wax or silicone, as these clog the leather’s pores.
• Do not apply mink oil or other fats, which can darken leathers.
• Avoid using cleaning products that are greasy or leave a residue.
• Remove dirt and dust from leathers by gently wiping with a clean sponge dampened with lukewarm water.
• Remove any water residue with a soft cloth.
• Do not use soaps or cleaning products, as these can cause discoloration and dry out the leather.
• For more thorough cleaning, see a professional leather cleaner.
• Never wrap or store leather goods in plastic or plastic-lined bags. Leather is porous and needs to breathe.
• Keep away from heat, and store in a cool, dry place in a breathable garment bag.
• For outerwear, hang coats and jackets on wide, padded hangers so the garment maintains its shape.