Find out in this post whether you should waterproof your faux leather items or not, and if so, how to do this important step without damaging them and without causing them changes in their texture and look.
Most people tend to think that faux leather is very similar to real leather and because of this, it will absorb water and get soaked and damaged by it, in other words, it will lose its texture and get spoiled when exposed to water!
But the truth is that faux leather is totally different when it comes to water resistance and waterproofing, faux leather is made out of polyurethane, which is a kind of plastic, this means that using waterproofing sprays is simply useless!
Let me remind you that waterproofing sprays are only going to create a protective layer on faux leather, this protective layer is going to act as a kind of plastic barrier that will isolate the fabric from water.
Faux leather is simply a kind of plastic and will not absorb water at all, so rest assured and don’t use waterproofing sprays on your faux leather items, it simply is useless.
The next thing you must understand about waterproofing faux leather is the quality of faux leather, sometimes faux leather items can be manufactured using a process in which plastic is mixed with natural fibers, like wool or cotton, in this case, it may be a good idea to waterproof your faux leather items, this is what we are going to talk about later on in this post.
Most of the time, your faux leather items are going to contain synthetic fibers instead of natural fibers, this means that using waterproofing products and chemicals is not necessary.
How to waterproof your faux leather items
Let’s talk now about how to waterproof your faux leather items, more importantly, what product you need to be using, how to use it, and for how long.
The most important thing you need to understand right now is that if you have quality faux leather items that are constantly exposed to water and humidity, you need to waterproof them.
I’m sure that this is going to sound a bit contradictory to what I have just shared with you moments ago, but I really want you to understand that faux leather, as with real leather, if exposed to large amounts of water on a daily basis, can get damaged, not because it’s going to penetrate deep inside it, but because it’s going to harden it’s surface and make it crack.
Now, let’s discover the waterproof spray I use whenever a client brings me some faux leather items he wants to waterproof.
Well, I use the following waterproof spray, it’s very powerful, has great reviews from different readers, and most importantly, I have used it myself over and over, and it’s by far the best, it’s not only going to protect your faux leather items, but it’s also going to prevent water from damaging their surface and thus, preventing them from cracking and peeling prematurely.
For your faux leather waterproofing needs, I want you to use the Kiwi Camp Dry Heavy Duty Water Repellant.
Now, let me show you how to do so.
First of all, you don’t have to waterproof your faux leather items every day, once every month is more than enough, but please, take this advice with a grain of salt, it’s because, if you are using your faux leather items on a daily basis in a humid environment, then, I want you to waterproof them once a week.
So, it’s very simple, clean the area you want to waterproof as much as possible using a dry piece of cloth, then, apply your waterproofing spray generously, it’s more than enough.
Please, if you have a question or a comment about waterproofing your faux leather items, do not hesitate to ask me in the comment section below, I will be extremely happy to help you.