So you’ve purchased your Bullstrap gear… congratulations! But now, you're probably wondering, “what’s the best way to keep my leather accessories in great condition?” Don’t stress. We’ve got you covered with a few simple things to keep your Bullstrap leather accessories looking as they should: top-notch, that is.
Who Doesn’t Want Leather Products?
There are several reasons to choose leather when it comes to your accessories: a leather Apple Watch band is timeless, leather wallets are tough, and a leather iPhone case is not only practical but looks good too. Aside from the aesthetic, leather is a great choice for the following reasons:
- It is easy to clean if properly maintained.
- It’s tough and long-lasting.
- It just keeps getting better with time.
- The style is timeless.
- The texture is great for tactile objects such as phone cases and watch straps.
How to Take Care of Your Leather:
If you love the texture and look of leather as much as we do, you’ll want to preserve it. Taking care of leather watch bands, leather wallets, and even your leather iPhone case are all going to be fairly similar processes; start by weatherproofing the leather, then frequently clean and condition your leather to keep it looking great and functioning even better.
1. Clean Your Leather
Spot clean your leather regularly with a clean bristle brush or a lint-free cloth. If needed, add a bit of leather cleaner to your cloth and work in circular motions as you clean your leather accessories. Remember, with Bullstrap accessories, you won’t need too much cleaner – just a small dollop or spritz is enough for our leather Apple Watch bands and iPhone cases.
The Chemical Guys’ Leather Cleaner & Conditioner Kit is well rated on Amazon:
2. Weatherproof Your Leather
Because leather is a hide, it is porous by nature, which means it can absorb liquids leading to stains if not treated properly. Consider waterproofing your leather accessories to help avoid liquid stains. Most leather waterproofing comes as a spray; be sure to only spray the leather portions of your accessories, and keep a good distance from them as you evenly coat them in a light spray.
3. Condition Your Leather
You want your leather soft to the touch, right? Just like your skin or hair, you’ll wanna keep your leather smooth, soft, and crack-free by applying a conditioner after cleaning. Once the leather has been cleaned and is completely dry, use a lint-free cloth to apply conditioner with circular motions.
Again, many of the Bullstrap leather accessories won’t take much conditioner, and you’ll want to use small circular motions when applying. For our larger items, like leather backpacks, you can increase the size of the circular motions and apply more conditioner to your cloth as needed.
Aside from caring for your leather accessories, there are a few things you’ll want to avoid when it comes to your Bullstrap leather products:
- Avoid storing in extreme heat.
- Don’t leave your leather products exposed to direct sunlight.
- Don’t store products in wet or humid areas; keep your leather accessories dry and store in a neutral environment.
- Do not store in a sealed plastic bag – allow your leather to breathe.
- Store leather backpacks on a shelf – don’t hang from the handles.
- Don’t over-stuff leather backpacks or wallets – leather can stretch but will not return to size.
Choose Leather Worth Caring for. Choose Bullstrap.
Hopefully, this simple guide will come in handy when taking proper care of your leather accessories. That being said, you should choose leather accessories worth treating. At Bullstrap, we have a wide variety of high-quality, full-grain leather accessories – ranging from leather backpacks and leather wallets to a sharp leather Apple Watch band or leather iPhone case that you’ll actually want to last. Get your hands on something leather today, and don’t forget to take proper care of it.