June 19, 2019 By santosh
The leather of the car’s upholstery has to go through a lot of hardships starting from exposure to heat and air, which tend to dry it up to the dirt and dust that make it lose its sheen. As a result of the exposure to the various elements, the leather starts to crack and disintegrate, which is definitely not appealing to the eyes. Leather needs to be maintained to lengthen its life span, which involves the cleaning and conditioning them. Through this post, you will be able to learn how to condition leather car seats naturally. The following tips should be able to help you keep your leather car seats looking good as new:
Clean Before You Condition
The surface of the upholstery should be free of any dust or debris before you start its conditioning. If that is not taken care of, the dirt could get absorbed in the surface causing it to become cracked and look unpleasant.
Always Test Your Conditioner
Test the conditioner that you plan to use on an inconspicuous area of the upholstery before applying it to the rest of it. Sometimes the results could be disastrous and there is not much that would be able to do to correct them.
Use a White Rag for Conditioning
This is a very important instruction. If you use a coloured rag, there is a possibility of its colour rubbing on to the leather. So, whatever the product used for conditioning is, make sure that it is used with a white rag.
Use Separate Pieces of Cloth for Moisturising and Buffing
It is important to remove any excess conditioner from the surface of the leather. If you use the same cloth, it will not be able to absorb the excess moisturiser from the surface of your seats and will prove harmful in the long run.
Clean and Condition in One Go
You can save your time and effort by cleaning and conditioning your leather car seats in one step with this product. Combine a tablespoon of any natural soap, preferable baby soap with warm water (a quart) and vinegar (few drops). Dip the cloth in the solution, squeeze it to remove excess liquid and wipe the seats with it. Let them dry naturally in the air.
Use Natural Oils
Natural oils such as olive oil and lemon oil are recommended for conditioning leather. Since some people have raised doubts over the effectiveness of olive oils, it is best to choose lemon oil for your purpose. Add 10-15 drops of natural oil on a clean rag (white) and rub it gently into your leather seats.
Leather is a lovely material for upholstery and can last well if taken care of. Ignoring its need for conditioning could lead you to getting it replaced in a short period of time. This could prove expensive for you as leather does not come cheap. Hence, it is best to give your car seats some TLC and make it last long.