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Quick Tips for Leather Care


Leather is a skin: Sealed off leather cannot breathe and will rot from the inside out if not properly cared for and nourished. Leather has pores that need to breathe with fibers that require natural oils to survive. Obenauf's leather care products use natural plant oils, anti-bacterial resin and unbleached beeswax to extend the service life and comfort of leather.


Dry weather ruins leather: Wind, sun, cleaning and dry air accelerate the loss of oil and dries it out. Obenauf's preservatives waterproof and restore lost oils naturally.


Color loss: Age, sunlight, and wear, fade colored leather and darken bleached (light) leather. Proper oiling will prevent fading and restore the original tanning colors.


Mold, mildew, and bacteria: These are constantly growing when leather is warm and damp, breaking down fibers and shortening the life of the leather. Propolis is an anti-bacterial resin which guards against this damage. Obenauf’s Leather Oil and Heavy Duty contain propolis which naturally penetrates to help limit mold and mildew.


Unsightly wear: Cracking, scuffing, dry rot and stitch tear can be avoided. Tests have proven that Obenauf’s restores natural oils and reinforces surface fibers against abrasion.