While full grain leather is naturally durable and resilient, there are a few things you can do to keep your goods looking their best!
Store your items in a dry place away from direct sunlight. If stains occur, work to remove them immediately. For stains caused by things such as food or blood, crush white chalk into a powder and apply. 12-24 hours later, wipe chalk powder away with a clean, dry cloth.
You can also try a damp cloth, a mild soap, or leather cleaner to dab out stains. This must be done carefully. Always test a new soap or cleaner on a hidden area before applying to ensure a desired result.
On suede & nubuck leathers, you can try buffing surface stains out using the edge of a coin. Gently scratch the coin against the stain, being careful not to apply too much pressure.
FOR SMOOTH FINISHES: We suggest monthly conditioning with our Zelaki Leather Balm, or conditioner of your choice. This will help preserve the strength of your leather, buff out scratches, and keep it looking its best.
Directions: Always start with clean, dry leather. Test conditioner on a small, inconspicuous part of your item to preview the result. Using a sponge or clean cloth (100% cotton is best), massage the conditioner into the leather evenly. Allow to dry fully before use. NOT for use on suede/nubuck.
FOR SUEDE/NUBUCK FINISHES: Though they are more scratch resistant, suede and nubuck leathers are not as stain resistant. For this reason, we recommend using a protectant on them. You can look for spray-on protectants specifically made for suede & nubuck leathers, or try one of our favorites, Pro-Tex Water and Stain Protector. Follow the instructions provided, and always test on a small, inconspicuous area first. A nubuck brush is also good to have on hand to remove dirt or other impurities.