Ultimate Guide to Caring for Buffalo Leather

Ultimate Guide to Caring for Buffalo Leather

The realm of leather calls itself home to a vast variety of materials that each possess distinct properties and characteristics, catering to distinct groups of coveters. Among this vast variety of variety is a leather type known as buffalo leather. Buffalo leather is a popular leather that is used mainly for upholstery and other furniture applications.

This is because the leather possesses incredible durability and thickness that makes it ideal for crafting products that see daily wear. Furthermore, buffalo leather possesses widely spaced fibers that add to its comfort and coziness. Despite possessing strength and durability, buffalo leather is also prone to damage and requires proper care and maintenance. In this article, we will tell you some tips on how you can maintain your buffalo leather.

Buffalo Leather Maintenance

Cleaning and maintaining buffalo leather furniture

Step 1: Dust the Surface

The first thing that you have to keep in mind is that proper leather care and maintenance start with proper cleaning. Make a habit of using your buffalo leather furniture on a daily basis. Make sure to remove dust and grime from every nook and cranny of your furniture if you wish to maintain its allure and beauty. Dust consists of sharp particles, the accumulation of which can lead to tiny scratches on the surface of your leather. Therefore, either use a soft rag or a vacuum cleaner to thoroughly remove the dust particles from the surface of the leather. You can also clean your buffalo leather furniture with a damp cloth. 

Step 2: Clean with a Leather Cleaner

Cleaning a buffalo leather couch

Once you have thoroughly dusted your furniture, it’s time to clean it with a bespoke leather cleaner. Always invest in a good leather cleaner from a reputable. Steer clear of DIY leather cleaners as they do more harm than good. When cleaning your buffalo leather, apply a small amount of leather cleaner to a soft, lint-free cloth and then gently wipe the surface of the leather. Make sure to pay extra attention to the soiled areas.

Step 3: Dry the Leather

Once you have thoroughly cleaned your leather, you must let it dry for a few hours, preferably overnight before you begin the conditioning process. If the leather is not completely dry and you apply a leather conditioner to it, you will lock in the moisture that can lead to mildew. 

Step 4: Apply Leather Conditioner 

Leather conditioner is the holy grail of leather. It not only revitalizes but also protects leather. Conditioners like Whites Pearl Leather Conditioner are miracles in a container that breathe new life into leather. Once your leather is completely dry, it’s time to condition it. Apply a small amount of leather conditioner on a soft cloth and massage the conditioner gently on the surface of the leather, in circular motions. Once your leather is thoroughly covered in conditioner leave it to dry for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 24 hours. 

Step 5: Reapplication of Conditioner

Once your leather is dry, check if it still needs another coat of conditioner. If it does repeat the fourth step. Sometimes when leather is too dry, it might need more than 1 coat to retain its suppleness. 

Tips for Protecting Buffalo Leather

Tips for caring for buffalo leather
  • Make regular cleaning and conditioning a habit if you wish you enhance the life span of your buffalo leather. Condition your leather every 6 to 12 to retain its suppleness and allure. 
  • Make sure to keep your buffalo leather furniture away from sunlight as direct exposure can result in drying and fading. 
  • If a spillage occurs on your buffalo leather, take prompt action and blot as much liquid as you can. Let the remaining spillage dry naturally and if it leaves a stain, you can either try cleaning it with a leather cleaner or seek professional help.

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