TANNER’S CHOICE – LEATHER PROTECTOR/RESTORER
This is a new generation protector for leather that forms a protective film that penetrates and bonds to the surface, creating a tough barrier layer that resists spillages, abrasives and grime. It contains no wax or silicone products as these offer poor performance against hot or oil based spills.
TANNER’S CHOICE Protector and Restorer is only applied to freshly cleaned or new leather. It dries to a natural soft sheen and will only show higher sheen when more than two coats are applied. Not for use on Nubuck or suede.
WHILST SOME PRACTICE MAY BE NECESSARY TO APPLY THIS PRODUCT EVENLY, THIS WILL BE DONE MORE EASILY IF THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOLLOWED:
- Do not apply Leather Protector in direct sunlight or areas of strong wind, as high speed drying increases the chance for streaking and poor levelling.
- Dampen clean non linting flannel or pure cotton cloth (not towelling) if weather is hot. Do not add water to Protector as this will promote streaking. When you are more experienced a dry flannel may be used.
- Wring out all excess water and double over to make a pad.
- Pour on a small quantity of Protector onto pad and apply to back of the article first, in firm even strokes, slightly rubbing into edges and crevices. Do not rub the fleshly applied coats as this will permanently smear or streak the partly dried surface.
- Repeat this process, section by section, until the item has been coated. To increase protection, apply a second coat across the direction for the previous coat only after the first coat has dried (approx. 30 – 45 minutes). This may only be required on seat, cushions and arm rests where heavy wear protection is required.
- After surface has been protected it will be safe to use once the solvent smell has dissipated (usually a few hours after treatment).
HOW TO CARE FOR LEATHER
These instructions are for the use of the householder after the leather has been treated with TANNERS CHOICE PRODUCTS.
SPOTS AND SPILLS
Wipe up spills immediately with absorbent cloth or sponge. Clean spots and stains with any proprietary woolwash diluted 1 to 10 parts water.
Leather has very few natural enemies, however, the accumulation of sweat, grime or body oils on the leather will, if left untouched, cause a breakdown of the protective coating. Areas frequently in contact with perspiration and body oils will require more attention. Clean as often as necessary when perspiration and body oils come in contact with our furniture. Particular attention should be paid to the arms, headrests and cushions. These areas may require more frequent cleaning.
Do not use saddle soap, cleaning solvent, oil, varnish, abrasive cleaners, ammonia water, or any products containing solvents or silicone.