|Caring for Pull-Up Leather||| Print ||
|Written by Chris Repp|
|Wednesday, 28 October 2009 21:07|
I love pull-up leather. It's distressed look ages beautifully over time. This leather, more than any other, can become an heirloom piece that your children's children will enjoy. IF, and here i add a big if, you care for it correctly. I've seen it needlessly destroyed many times simply because the consumer didn't know what they had and didn't know how to care for it. So do you have pull-up leather? If so how do you keep it beautiful for generations to come? It's easy.
1. Do I have pull-up leather? Sadly, many times your salesperson will not know to tell you that you are buying pull up leather. Ask them and if they know or can find out from the mfg, great. If they can't help or you already own the leather, try these 2 simple tests:
Scratch test-find a hidden spot of the leather and lightly run your fingernail across it. Did it scratch? Rub your dry finger across the scratch. Does it disappear? If you answered yes to both of these ?'s you probably have pull-up leather.
Stretch test- Pull-up leather has "color-burst". press on a spot on the leather with your finger or grasp a loose area of the leather and stretch it. If it lightens where you grab it, it is probably pull-up leather.
Appearance- Just looking at pull-up leather you usually will see two main characteristics. It is usually satin to semi-glossy, especially if you buff it with a soft, dry cloth. It is also usually distressed looking with shade variations, hide scarring as well as light and dark areas.
2. So if you do have pull-up leather then here a few tips for the general protection, care and maintenance of you pull-up leather goods.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 18 February 2010 14:20|