Leather is the basic product on which all our work is based.
Here you will find interesting facts about the production and use of leathers, but also advice on how to best care for your leather goods.
The care requirements of every leather product are individual. They depend on how a leather was made, how it is processed, what it is used for, how old it is and, last but not least, how intensively it is used, i.e. exposed to wear and environmental influences.
In the bridle sector, leather greases are mainly used, e.g. based on vaseline or animal fats. They have above all a hydrophobic (water-repellent) and naturally re-greasing effect, but are only suitable for covered smooth leathers, as they leave stains and residues on open-pored leathers (suede, aniline leather) that cannot be removed. Their structure is tough to creamy depending on the ambient temperature. Leather greases are more recommended for heavy-duty and outdoor leathers due to their strong regreasing effect.
Liquid leather oil is the best choice when it comes to soaking and impregnating hardened and dried leather with refatting substances. Again, only covered leathers are suitable for treatment, not open-pored leathers. However, this should not be used too often, as the seams can also become saturated with leather oil and porous.
Saddle soap and saddle soap spray
A soap or spray historically used for cleaning saddles, straps and similar items. Saddle soap is commercially available in both liquid and solid form.
Leather balm is often a care product for covered smooth leather that is based on resins and waxes, such as beeswax. Their main effect is to provide a water- and dirt-repellent coating. Resin- or wax-based products are mainly used for impregnation. Therefore, these products are more suitable for outdoor leather. The pore-closing effect of resins and waxes, the repolishability and especially the creak-reinforcing effect of beeswax are ideal for the care of bridles and saddles.