Caring for White Leather

Caring for White Leather

White leather supports a modern and sleek look, with an elegance that sets it apart from other leathers. This leather is a popular choice for a plethora of items ranging from handbags to couches. However, even though white leather has a premium look and resonates with opulence, it is prone to yellowing. If leather is not taken care of properly and is subjected to ignorance, its beautiful white color will fade to a dull, yellow.

Therefore, to all the white leather owners out there, take steps to care for it otherwise, once it starts to fade, there is little you can do to fix it. In this guide, we will tell you ways via which you can care for your leather. 

Yellowing of White Leather 

yellowing of white leather

Due to oxidation, white leather after some time, develops a dull yellow color. As time passes when leather is exposed to environmental elements, it gets yellow. Oxidation of leather is an inevitable process that occurs when the fibers of the leather break down from interaction with elements in the air. Even though you cannot prevent leather from yellowing, you can however slow down the process. In order to slow down the yellowing of leather, treat it regularly with Whites Pearl Leather Conditioner. The conditioner will slow down the yellowing and allow your white leather to last for a long time. 

Cleaning White Leather 

cleaning white leather

Another way to slow down the oxidation process is by cleaning your leather on a regular basis. However, keep in mind to never use harsh chemicals on your leather as they can cause premature yellowing of leather. Before cleaning your leather, make sure to do a spot test. Apply a small amount of cleaner on a small discreet area of the leather and wait to see if the leather will react with the cleaner or not. Moreover, before cleaning make sure to read the instructions of the manufacturer as well. When cleaning your leather, first gently remove loose dirt and grime from the surface of the leather.

Then apply your leather cleaner to a soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe the surface of the leather with the cloth, massaging the cleaner gently. Once you are done cleaning let your leather dry for about 24 hours. Once it is dry, use Whites Pearl Leather Conditioner to seal in the natural moisture and prevent the oxidation process. 

What to do with Yellowed White Leather?

The cleaning process mentioned above will effectively remove any dust, dirt, and stains from leather, however, it will not revert the yellowing. Once your leather begins oxidizing, and turning yellow, there is little you can do to prevent it. Leather connoisseurs who love the look of aged leather, don’t mind yellowing, as they know it’s a natural process. However, if you don’t like yellow, oxidized leather, you must take precautions to slow down the process. 

Restoring Dirty White Leather 

To restore and rejuvenate dirty white leather, the first step is to clean it properly. Follow the cleaning steps given above, and once your leather is dry, make sure to condition it properly with a well-acclaimed conditioner like Whites Pearl Leather Conditioner. For better results and oxidation prevention, make sure to regularly clean your leather and condition it every 6 to 12 months. 

Removing Ink Stains from White Leather 

Removing ink from white leather

To remove ink stains from leather, first, soak up the ink with either a paper towel or a clean rag. When all the ink is soaked up, use a leather cleaner to clean the remaining stain. Make sure not to rub at the stain as it will cause it to spread.

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About Whites Pearl

Whites Pearl is a Texas based company that specializes in making Natural Leather Conditioner and Sneaker Cleaner from non-toxic and 100% organic ingredients. We also Prioritize our environment that's why our products are packaged using eco-Friendly packaging.

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