How to treat leather cases and bags
RECOMMENDATION FOR NEW LEATHER CASES AND BAGS
PIGMENTED LEATHER: Depending on the use, we recommend a treatment every 6 to 12 months with COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Preserver.
This product is ideal for pigmented smooth leather and prolongs the
lifespan. It protects against fading, drying, stains and wear. Soiled
leather should be cleaned with COLOURLOCK Mild Leather Cleaner.
ANILINE LEATHER: Aniline leather is sensitive to stains. Therefore the protection should be performed with COLOURLOCK Aniline Cream on dull leather and COLOURLOCK Gloss Cream on shiny leather. These creams have a high water- and oil-repellent effect. Coarse and porous and very sensitive leather should be protected with COLOURLOCK Waterproofing for Leather & Textiles.
SUEDE AND NUBUCK: Bags made of nubuck or suede should be used carefully to avoid soiling. Protect such bags with COLOURLOCK Waterproofing for Leather & Textiles to avoid stains. Heavily soiled bags can be washed entirely by hand or in the washing machine with LEDER FEIN Leather & Fur Wash Concentrate. Pay attention to the detailed washing instructions.
PULL UP LEATHER: Soiled pull up leather bags can be cleaned with COLOURLOCK Mild Leather Cleaner. Heavily darkened areas can be additionally treated by carefully sanding the leather using the COLOURLOCK Leather Sanding Pad.
Depending on the finish and look of your Pull Up bag you can use any of the following products to condition and maintain them. The COLOURLOCK Aniline Cream (darkens slightly and keeps the matt/dull finish), the COLOURLOCK Gloss Cream (darkens slightly and leaves a glossy finish after drying) and the COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Preserver (darkens less and keeps dull). The Aniline Cream and the Gloss Cream are easier to apply on larger surfaces. All products including the cleaner should be used sparingly (first rub some of it into a soft cloth and do not apply directly to the leather) and test in a hidden area. Always apply circularly and evenly from seam to seam.
RECOMMENDATION FOR OLD LEATHER CASES AND BAGS:
Before any care treatment, clean the leather with COLOURLOCK Mild Leather Cleaner. But ensure it does not get too wet due to excessive application of the product.
Old and dry leather should be first treated with COLOURLOCK Leather Protector. The containing antioxidants stop disintegration and the soft oils keep the leather soft and protect it from drying out. The leather should additionally be sealed with COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Preserver. For leathers which are not yet too dry, the treatment with COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Preserver is sufficient.
In case of colour damages COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh is recommended. The original colour of the leather is refreshed. A COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh treatment also re-seals the surface.
Cracks that are not too deep and tears can be repaired and filled with COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather. Consult an experienced leather repair company for bigger damages.