Cold Weather Leather Care: How to Keep Your Leather Goods Conditioned In Winter
The warm happy glow of the holidays has worn down and New Year’s resolutions are starting to look a bit less enticing. But winter has yet to get the memo that everyone is ready for spring. While the cold wind blows, you and your leather goods are starting to feel the effects of winter. From cold arctic winds to slushy snow, winter can do a number on your leather goods. At Pad & Quill, our leather goods are a piece of our family, so we’ve come up with the best tips and tricks for taking care of leather in cold weather.
Keep Your Leather Safe In Winter
We have a 25-year promise with our leather goods that we stand by because good leather can stand the tests of time better than many other materials. Its rugged durability is part of the reason we love it. But it’s still important to remember that your leather goods are not invincible. We’re sad to say, but your Messenger bag, probably won’t like being left out in a blizzard. And your Bella Fino (and iPhone), would appreciate if you didn’t leave them in the car overnight. The most important and first step to cold weather leather care is pretty simple, don’t leave your goods in extreme conditions. While the occasional sleepover in the car won't hurt your leather, over time the pores will begin to dry and crack and your leather will lose some of its renowned durability.
The most important and first step to cold weather leather care is pretty simple, don’t leave your goods in extreme conditions. Your leather will thank you for it and won’t require as much attention in the long run. While the occasional sleepover in the car won't hurt your leather, over time the pores will begin to dry and crack and your leather will lose some of its renowned durability. Keeping your leather in regulated temperatures while also conditioning will help it break in nicely while also letting it last for years to come.
Give Your Leather Goods The 'Spa' Treatment In Winter
Now, we need to face some real facts here. Leather, once, was a skin for an animal. The leather on your Valet Sleeve, still continues to act like a skin even after being processed and handcrafted. With that in mind, the best way to keep your leather in great condition during winter is to treat it like your own skin. Cleaning and moisturizing your leather on a regular basis will not only keep it in great condition but contribute to it aging in a uniquely beautiful way.Using Pad & Quill’s
Cleaning and moisturizing your leather on a regular basis will not only keep it in great condition but contribute to it aging in a uniquely beautiful way. Using Pad & Quill’s Leather Oil and Cleaner Kit and Leather Balm, you can keep your leather looking great for years to come. If you live in arid conditions, you'll want to give your leather goods a little extra attention. You can find out how to clean and condition your leather goods, here!
Cold Weather Leather Care: Repair Cracked Leather
Accidents happen and winter seems to expound on those even more. If you find your leather goods cracking, take some Pad & Quill leather oil, and rub in circular motions. You may have to use more than usual to truly moisturize it and will be left with some natural lines and marks. These marks are another part of the story of your leather goods, and with consistent conditioning will begin to wear naturally with time.
If you find salt/grime/excess moisture building on your leather goods, resist the urge to douse it with water and stick it in front of a raging fire. Instead, wipe it dry with a soft damp cloth then use Pad & Quill’s leather cleaner to get any residue off. Afterwards, condition as usual and your bag will thank you for it.
Cold Weather Leather Care: Weathering Winter In Style
You love your leather goods and so do we. That's why proper care and maintenance is essential to creating goods that will outlast the cold cold weather that Winter brings. With a little love and TLC, your leather goods will stay good as new no matter what direction the freezing winds blow.