Hard leather repair: Why does leather hard? How to soften stiff leather?

hard leather

Leather can harden from heat, dry air, and lack of maintenance. Leather will be damaged by high and low humidity. Dry air sucks the moisture out of the leather and makes it stiff and hard. Sometimes leather feels stiff when it is first purchased. After some time, it becomes comfortable. If you take care of your leather and maintain its moisture, it will never get stiff.

Which Animal’s Leather Gets Harden Easily?

Cow leather is the heaviest leather and can dry and become hard.

Deer leather is the hardest-wearing leather. Deer leather has high tensile strength, high durability, and is abrasion-resistant.

Kangaroo leather is thin and light, but it is more resistant to drying out.

Can you treat the hard leather?

Hard and stiff leather can be restored using various easy methods. Restore its moisture, and the leather will become soft again. You can apply conditioner, natural oils, and leather softener. to get your soft leather back.

Treatment of hard leather

  • Use a leather cleaner to clean the leather. Remove all impurities with a damp cloth. Allow it to dry at room temperature.
  • Before the use of leather softener, repair any cracks with COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather.
  • Leather softener reduces repair material adhesion.
  • A leather softener prevents the cracking of hardened leather.
  • Moisten the surface of the leather with a leather softener. Leather softener is a synthetic oil to soften the leather and it doesn’t spoil the leather.
  • Use a sponge or soft cloth to apply the leather softener. If you apply the leather softener on the inner side of the leather, it can increase your results.
  • The leather’s rough surface must be treated.
  • To avoid overdosing, use the spray bottle.
  • 2 to 3 treatments are enough for the complete procedure. Otherwise, it will get oily.
  • Allow your leather to rest for about 24 hours after the first treatment to allow for proper absorption of the leather softener.
  • Knead the leather with your hands to loosen the fibers. Repeat this step until you get a notable softener. But keep in mind that shrunken and old leather will break and will not get more softness.
  • Leather will no longer be as soft as it once was. Leather softening tools are used by professionals to soften the leather because shrunken and old leather will not soften noticeably and crack easily. So bring your leather to a professional if you have this type of leather.
  • After the last treatment, use a neat and soft cloth to remove any remaining leather softener.
  • Do not begin the next working step until next week.
  • If you repair the leather (gluing, filling, coloring), use COLOURLOCK Leather Cleaning Spirit to degrease the affected areas.
  • Use COLOURLOCK Leather Protector to protect and nourish the leather.
  • If your leather couches are exposed to the elements, use COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Preserver to protect them.
  • Care of the leather depends on the use of the leather one to two times a year

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