Easy to clean
Unlike real leather which requires a lot of care and caution when cleaning, faux leather, because it’s made from petroleum compounds, and thus has many of plastic’s features, doesn’t absorb water easily and will not catch different smells from the environment.
Cleaning faux leather is very easy, a few drops of baby oil or white vinegar will do just fine, and of course, there are many products available nowadays for not only cleaning, but also shine and increase faux leather’s durability.
Let’s talk about faux leather durability
You may have read many horror stories from the internet and reviews about how a certain faux leather item started cracking or peeling weeks or months after its purchase!
There is no denying, some faux leather items are cheap and poorly made, they won’t last a whole year or even months if exposed to daylight!
So does real leather!
You see, both real and faux leather will last you a life time if you made the right investment, if you bought quality fabric and materials, then you have nothing to worry about in terms of durability, however, the first thing most people do is think that since they’re dealing with “a kind of plastic”, then it must be cheap!
Instead, I want you to think of faux leather as a real and durable alternative to real leather, however, it needs maintenance, just like real leather.
Let’s talk about faux leather maintenance
So, you want to increase your faux leather items’ life span, shine and resistance?
Nothing could be easier!
It all depends on maintenance, more exactly, what products to use and most importantly, when.
Let’s talk about the What first.
There are many products you can use to keep your faux leather items in great shape, fortunately for you, the same products and solutions used for cleaning faux leather are also the ones which will make it more durable and resistant to cracking and peeling.
The first one is a good faux leather/vinyl conditioner.
They are available in leather shops and also online where you will find many brands and price ranges, the best to use are especially designed for vinyl.
This is by far one of the most affordable alternative to faux leather conditioners you can use, it’s also very predictable in terms of results since baby oil recipes do not change. However, do not use scented baby oil since faux leather, just like real leather, will catch any fragrances you use on it.
Buying a good faux leather conditioner and not using it is a terrible mistake! So, as a rule of thumb, always clean your faux leather items at least once a month, and every six months, use a minimum of two teaspoons of faux leather conditioner or baby oil to 50 cm2.
Get proper help
I want you to use this website as a guide to know and understand more about your faux leather items, how to clean them, remove stains and odors, maintain them and even repair and fix them.
To find out more important techniques to keep your faux leather items in perfect shape and shine, use the following page: