The following articles is brought to you by Love Your Leather the best leather cleaners in Woodbridge / the best leather cleaning Edmonton. Love Your Leather is our client and we would like to share their ideas with our audience, so here it is. Silicone is a great protectant for leather. Silicone is a good substitute for fat liquors and it is a great lubricant when it is rubbed into the internal fibers of leather. Silicone is great for waterproofing and it also laves a beautiful glossy finish to he leather along with a smooth feeling to it. Silicone also doesn’t impair the breathing ability of leather. This means that water vapour can easily pass through the leather from one side to the other. If you use grease to waterproof the leather then it blocks the breathing ability and reduces the smooth feeling of the leather quickly. Silicone is one of the best dressings and finishes for leather. There is only one real drawback for using silicone to coat leather. When it is time to clean the leather is very difficult to saturate the leather with cleaning agents and water because the silicone acts as a great water repellent and silicone is difficult to clean off making the cleaning process a struggle although the use of silicone reduces the need for cleaning significantly.
Another great substitute for silicone and fat liquor is neatsfoot oil. Neatsfoot oil is a byproduct of cattle shins and feet. Its main purpose is to keep leather flexible and preserved.
A dressing is a protective coat used on leather to keep the surface preserved. It doesn’t seep into the protein fibers of the leather it simply binds to the leather surface and keeps it shinny and protects the interior fibers from cracking and loosing flexibility. This protective dressing is almost always applied during manufacturing. After market dressings are also available to apply on top of the original dressing to make it look more appealing or to add waterproofing.
Colouring can be achieved two different ways depending on the quality preferred. Pigmentation can be applied that is saturated into the leather fibers completely. This is higher quality, as the leather will not lose its colour if it is scratched. On the other hand, you can get leather painted which only sits on the surface and can be scratched away easily.