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Understanding Natural Leather

Understanding natural leather

The Beauty of natural leather

Each hide of Moore & Giles natural leather is unique. Within the same dye-lot and even within the same hide, you will find subtle variation in color based on the simple fact that each hide had a different life. Below is an example of how our skilled upholsterers will utilize these slight color differences and natural characteristics to their advantage and for your enjoyment.

EXPLORE OUR LEATHERS
 

Types of leather

Light protection

These leathers are our most natural with color and character like no other. They have the greatest level of variation in color and texture. Natural markings, including wrinkles and scars, are visible. Because these leathers have the lightest level of protection, they will scratch easily, fade from exposure to light, and need to be cleaned right away when spills occur.

Medium protection

These leathers have natural markings and offer a medium level of protection against scratching and fading, and are more easily cleaned. While more consistent, variations in color are present.

Heavy protection

These leathers offer the greatest resistance to soiling and scratching, and the most resistance to fading. A heavy level of protection creates the most consistent color option and serves as a barrier to spills and stains.

CARING FOR LEATHER

  • Dust your leather upholstery periodically with a soft, dry cloth to prevent dust and debris from building up.
  • Never use harsh cleaners or solvents on leather as they could abrade the finish or topcoat off the leather.
  • Any spill or stain should be blotted immediately with a soft, dry, white cloth. For stubborn spills and stains, a lightly damp cloth with warm water should be blotted on the stain to lift and remove it. If this does not work, a diluted solution of mild soap (color free and Ph neutral) and water should be mixed and then blotted to release the stain, and then blotted again with a dry, white cloth. With each option, BE SURE TO BLOT - NOT SCRUB. Cleaning should never be done heavily or in a scrubbing motion.
  • Clean an area at least twice the size of the stain. Allow the area to dry naturally as the application of heat can harden the leather.
  • All aniline dyed leather will fade from exposure to sunlight.

Leather Cleaning Cloth

Visit https://www.mooreandgiles.com/shop/cleaning-cloth/ to purchase.

With no lengthy prep or clean-up, no extra cleaning supplies to keep track of, and no multi-step process to follow, our cleaning cloth is truly “magical.” The microfiber cloth is saturated with a proprietary and gentle blend of waxes and oils; just a few quick strokes of the cloth will buff everyday scratches and abrasions back into the leather and your favorite chair or well-loved bag is left looking unblemished and refreshed.

 
 
 
 
 

For questions or more information, visit moorandgiles.com/leather/flow-of-color/crlaine