nubuck leather care
- May 27, 2022
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Although most of the leather we choose for our clothing is imported from China, it doesn’t mean that we should avoid buying it. It’s all about the care you give your leather. We’ll talk about the different types of leather care in more detail in my next post.
So far I’ve mentioned only things like waxing, washing, and bleaching, but I also want to do some more detailed leather care.
You can read more about leather care in my previous post, but my favorite leather care tip is the use of an acid-free lubricant. Many leather care products have a lot of chemicals that can actually damage the leather they are used on. Also, you should never use your leather care product on anything that is made of metal. The acid in leather care products can actually make it rust and oxidize which can make the leather more prone to cracking.
For me, I use a base oil that is only 100% natural and contains no synthetic or harmful chemicals. This leather care base oil is also naturally antibacterial and anti-oxidant, which means it can help reduce the damage caused by the acids in leather care products. Also, I use a special oil that contains no animal products and is also gluten-free.
The same can be said for leather care base oils. You can buy a base oil that contains no animal products and can be used on a variety of leathers.
The best thing about leather care base oils is that they don’t come in a bottle or box, they are one of a kind. I use them in the same way I use anti-acids, washing powders, and moisturizers, namely, I mix up a batch and apply it to my leather and let it sit for about an hour. I only use a very small amount, about 1-2 teaspoons.
So the question is: are you going to buy leather care base oils? As I mentioned earlier, I think I will.
Like I said, I think it will. The problem is, I have yet to try it out. I wish I did. As I’m sure you can imagine, I have more leather than I can use.
I don’t know if you’ve ever tried base oils, but after you wash leather, it can get messy. Some of these oils tend to be very harsh, some are better for leather than others. I’m currently researching some new oils. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect base oil. I haven’t found one yet.
This is why I’m writing this. I’m not finding many good oils. Im also not 100% sure I found one that works well for all leathers. As Im sure you can imagine, Im constantly tweaking oils to find the perfect leather oil for my leathers.