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The Korchmar Leather Care Guide


April 06, 2017

Leather is like fine wine–it ages beautifully.

Our bags are carefully handcrafted to last a lifetime. We love how leather can withstand the test of time, carrying with it stories and memories through the years. That’s why no product escapes the meticulous eyes of skilled artisans in our factories in the US and Dominican Republic–we design and build for the long haul.

But of course, as with any worthy investment, a little TLC doesn’t hurt in setting up your bag for success. Follow along as we share tips to keep your bag in its best shape.

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Leather Care Motto 1: Prevent to Protect

The best time to treat leather is at the time of purchase. Pretreatment is essential if you want to prevent staining, drying, and cracking.

Leather Care Motto 2: Treat Wounds Right Away

Speed is everything in removing stains from leather. They don’t have to become permanent if fought off quickly.

 

 

 

 

 





 

Leather Care Specifics: Cleaning and Stain Removal 

Amongst the many different types on the market, we’re most fond of Apple Leather Care's Cleaner and Conditioner. It performs well and doesn't stain or alter the natural look or color of leather. Please note that this product is not to be used on suede or nubuck leather. Otherwise, we love that it is free of wax, caustic chemicals, and animal fats. This means it leaves no surface buildup, allowing the leather to breathe.

When liquids attack, wipe off wet spots immediately using a soft terry cloth towel. Once the leather dries, apply conditioner.

Minor stains can be cleaned and diluted with mild detergent and a terry cloth towel. Finish up with a few coats of conditioner.

For serious stains, such as those caused by salt, apply Apple Leather Care's Cleaner to the spot until the white line disappears completely. Follow through with several coats of conditioner to replace the oils that have been taken out.

 




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