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Storing Your Leather Pro Tip

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Pro Tips #1 After the Winter Weather Storing and Caring for Leather Goods Spring and the warmer weather is approaching quickly. After the snow, sleet, rain, mud and cold of winter, your leather jacket should be cleaned before putting it away. Make a note to send your piece for professional cleaning after you are finished with it for the season. Dirty leathers can lead to future problems, such as mildew or stains setting. Don't get caught next fall with a dirty problem when you can have it serviced now and ready for next season. When storing your leather jacket, be...

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Common Questions | Leather jacket | Shorten leather sleeves

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Leathercareusa.com offers sleeve shortening for your suede and leather jacket. The most common question we receive is about the look of the garment. Everyone wants to retain the design/look of their sleeve. When we shorten the sleeves we do everything we can to preserve the look. There are various methods to shorten the sleeve. We will select the method that will best preserve that look. All the methods are included in our service pricing. We strongly encourage sending a pic through our text service for an evaluation.

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Salt Stains on Leather

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Removing Road Salt Stains Salty water left from road treatment during snow storms can be devastating to leather and suede goods. Removing the salt from the leather is vital to keeping the leather or suede supple and soft.  It's easy to understand why salt damages leather. Salt is used to dry out leather in old world tanning techniques. So when it is left on leather garments, it will dry the essential oils from the hide and begin to pucker the garment. In some cases, this is reversible with cleaning and soaking in an oil and water solution. However, in many...

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Gum on leather

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Removing gum from leather Other candies and foods LeatherCareUSA can remove gum, candies and other food stains from leather or suede garments and accessories. There are many cleaning products that we can use on leather that are not for consumer use or handling. In most cases, these types of stains can be removed without an adverse effect on the leather. However, if you try home remedies, you may diminish our chances of removing these stains. There are home remedies that consumers can find on the internet that will produce satisfactory results. We caution you when using these tips. The blogs...

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Fabric Terms-Understanding fabrics is vital to providing professional cleaning services.

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Drycleaning and Laundry Institute's Consumer News You Can Use  Vol. 48 Ever read a garment tag and wonder what a particular term means? Here are definitions for common terms seen on garment tags. Acetate - A synthetic fiber which is used for luxurious fabrics such as taffeta and satin. It is often blended with rayon.Acrylic - The generic name for a synthetic fiber derived from polyacrylonitrile. Acrylic is typically used as a substitute for wool.Angora - A hair fiber from the angora rabbit. It may be blended with rayon or wool fibers for a novelty effect.Boucle - A rough, fairly thick, slubby yarn that gives...

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