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Top 3 Reasons You Should Maintain Your Leather

Posted: Jul 29, 2013Category: Automotive::Franchise, Aviation::Franchise, Cars, boats and planes, Cleaning::Franchise, Commercial::Franchise, DIY, General, Home and Office, Leather Advice From the Pros, Marine::Franchise, Residential::Franchise

old leather briefcase Cleaning your leather products can seem unnecessary when you already have a busy schedule. Who wants to spend time wiping down their sofa when they could be doing something fun? While it’s pretty normal to want to avoid cleaning, there are some important benefits that come from regular leather cleaning. We’ve broken down the top three for you in hopes that it will inspire you to keep cle... [read more...]

How to keep your boat’s interior in cruising condition

Posted: May 29, 2013Category: Cars, boats and planes, DIY, Marine::Franchise, Vinyl Advice From the Pros

Speed-boat-2008 As the temperatures climb higher, boat lovers everywhere will be returning to the water every chance they get. Taking your boat out after a long, cold winter can be extremely refreshing, especially if you have been kept off of the water by the weather. While you’re gearing up for your joyride, remember to pay attention to your upholstery. Summer weather is beautiful, but it can also lead to worn... [read more...]

Baby Wipes: Silent Killer of Leather

Posted: Apr 12, 2013Category: Cleaning::Franchise, DIY, Home and Office, Leather Advice From the Pros, Residential::Franchise

baby wipes When caring for your leather products, it can be very tempting to use common household cleaning products. Lots of people gravitate towards products they already have around the house, like baby wipes or other types of cleaning wipes. While these seem like an excellent way to keep your leather looking clean, they are actually terrible for leather. Products like baby wipes contain chemicals t... [read more...]

Treasure Hunting for Old Leather Furniture on Ebay

Posted: Oct 15, 2012Category: Common Leather Problems, DIY

treasurehunting Sometimes furniture is way beyond repair. Either that or the repairs will cost more than the furniture is for. Instead, you may decide to go treasure hunting for old leather furniture rather than having it professionally restored. If you have never used Ebay before, you are in for a treat. The website has numerous options where you can search for an item that you are looking for and then either... [read more...]

How to Keep “The Chair” in the House Longer

Posted: Sep 3, 2012Category: Common Leather Problems, DIY, General

For general cleaning and preservation of leather, you need to use a good quality water-based leather cleaner. You should NEVER use anything containing oils, waxes or silicone. (Most 'conditioners' contain waxes or oils and furniture polish contains silicone) . DO NOT use mink oil. A bottle of good quality leather cleaner should do your furniture 1-2 times. Baby wipes are the worst thing you can... [read more...]

Common Misconceptions: How Much Damage is Too Much Damage to Repair on Furniture?

Posted: Aug 3, 2012Category: Common Leather Problems, DIY, Leather Advice From the Pros

dog_ate_couch_arm_tl We've all had furniture we “just loved” until the dog peed on it or the cat scratch her lovely claws down the upholstery or little Johnny spilled his grape juice all over the cushion. When does the damage from every day life mean it's time to splurge on new furniture? Is it when the movers knock a leg or two off or when little Maggie cuts a hole in the back with her new scissor skills? Is all ... [read more...]

Wives’ tales that can ruin the leather seats in your car: Video

Posted: Mar 20, 2012Category: Automotive::Franchise, DIY, Leather Advice From the Pros

Do not use these products to fix leather You might read that you can use window cleaner, nail polish remover, magic sponges, cleaning wipes, hair spray, shoe polish and markers to fix your leather auto interior.  But, these products will damage your leather, and you should not use them. If you leave more questions in the comments, we’d be happy to answer them for you.  You can also find more information in our more in-depth po... [read more...]

How to keep the sun from damaging your car’s leather seats: Video

Posted: Feb 21, 2012Category: Automotive::Franchise, DIY, General, Leather Advice From the Pros

Keep your leather auto interior from getting faded The sun and heat make leather car seats fade and dry, and sometimes it even makes them crack.  Here are our tips on how to protect them. If you leave more questions in the comments, we’d be happy to answer them for you.  You can also find more information any of the following places: http://www.fibrenew.com/blog http://twitter.com/#!/Fibrenew_Intl http://www.facebook.com/fibr... [read more...]

How to put protection cream on your car’s leather seats: Video

Posted: Feb 7, 2012Category: Automotive::Franchise, DIY, Leather Advice From the Pros

How to clean your car seats After you clean your leather seats, you should use a protection cream to make them last longer and keep them looking good.  Here's how: If you have any more questions, take a look at our more in-depth post on cleaning and protecting leather seats.... [read more...]

Don’t use oil products on the leather seats in your car: Video

Posted: Jan 24, 2012Category: Automotive::Franchise, DIY, General, Leather Advice From the Pros

Oil soap can ruin your auto interior Oil products like olive oil, oil soap  and WD-40 can ruin the leather seats in your car, so you should not use them.  Old wives' tales say oil helps soften up and condition leather, but that only works for baseball mitts and cowboy horse saddles - not your nice leather seats. Leave any additional questions in the comments or check out our post on wives' tales related to leather care.... [read more...]