CARING FOR YOUR LEATHER
Maledetti Toscani is committed to your satisfaction and enjoyment of the leather product you purchased for many years to come. That is why we believe proper care should start on day one.
Please follow these simple steps for the best outcome:
Handle leather with clean hands. Leather is susceptible to absorbing grease and oils. Wipe the surface of the leather with a damp white cotton cloth, but be careful not to use too much water, because leather takes time to dry.
Apply a cleaner especially made for leather.
Moisturize with a leather conditioner to keep it supple. Do not use a conditioner on patent leather.
Remove stains as soon as you notice them. Organic stains from food or blood can often be removed with chalk powder. Crush white chalk, let it sit on the stain overnight and dust it off with a clean cloth.
Placing bubble wrap in your unused boots, bags and shoes will help to restore and hold its shape. Store your leather in a dust bag or natural-fabric case. You can wrap the chrome or metallic parts — a chain handle, for example — in clean, acid-free tissue paper. If you’ve just cleaned the leather, allow it to air dry completely before storage. If you’re storing long-term, ease open the buckles and straps so impressions are released. This helps to avoid rubbing or permanent creases in unwanted areas.
Clean suede with a suede brush.
Think about using a leather-specific protective spray for brushed or finished leather if you use your item frequently. Test this product first in a small area to see if the finish darkens.
Keep cosmetics inside a pouch. Cap all pens and anything that leaks. Get a small pencil case to protect the leather and keep small items from spilling or damaging the fabric.
White bags will yellow and naturally darken with age.
Leather stretches out, but not back: If you start to overfill a wallet, it will never really return to it’s former taut self. If you stretch a leather bag when wet or very humid, it will move even faster.
Avoid cleaning products with alcohol, turpentine or other mineral spirits as they will discolor and dry out leather.
Never allow water to soak into the leather. If the leather gets wet, do not use a hair dryer on it. Instead, absorb as much water as possible with a thick microfiber hand towel and allow the leather to air dry. Then, condition it again and store it.
Take extra special care of your leather at hair salons and keep it away from coloring solutions, hair sprays and other hair products.
Waxes or silicone products clog up leather pores and may render them unable to be cleaned in the future.