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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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Saddleback Leather Co

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True Craftsman at Saddleback Leather Co creates some of my favorite leather goods. They have educational series about leather, the craft of leather making, and about different types of leather. I enjoy there products and their site, so I thought I would post about them here on our blog. Check them out, makes great gifts that are unique and American made. Here is a link to their educational page about leather. Here is a link to their home page.

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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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Cleaning UGG™ boots

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LeatherCareUSA.com provides professional cleaning for UGG™ boots and other similar footwear items. We can clean almost any type of footwear by our full immersion method of cleaning. This allows for deep cleaning of the inside and outside of the boots. After cleaning, the boots are brushed and buffed to bring out the velvet nap of the suede shearling and then are oiled and water repelled. Transform those boots from ugly and dirty, to warm, rich and supple again.  We have cleaned more than 20k pairs of boots over the last 8 years. LeatherCareUSA's method is the best in the country. We...

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