Leather repair and restoration specialist Paul Ford

Leather Care - Professional Leather Cleaning Service

Leather cleaned and protected

If you have leather furniture, car interior, jacket or anything covered in leather, for that matter, and you are serious about keeping it in top condition, then one the simplest ways to do this is to regularly maintain it.

The truth is, leather will NOT last a lifetime without regular care and attention. It's exactly the same situation as with human skin. If it's not regularly cleaned and conditioned, the skin will crack, dry-out, lose its suppleness and age pre-maturely.

In the past 30 years of being in the leather industry, I've seen first hand what happens to neglected leather.

Here's What Happens When Leather Is Not Cared For

worn black leather chair

Here's a photo of a leather chair with the finish worn off, due to a lack of care and maintenance and the photo below it, shows a very common problem with car leather, where the driver slides over the surface causing pre-mature wear.

You are probably wondering, if this has already happened to your leather is there anything that can be done about it?

Yes, your leather can easily be restored to original condition but what I'm talking about here is, if your leather hasn't yet suffered any permanent damage, why not prevent this from happening with some care and attention?

worn leather car seat

So the real question is, why don't people do regular maintenance?

Well, I've often wondered that myself.

After a bit of investigation, I discovered that most leather care kits end up in a cupboard somewhere and are very rarely if ever used. And is seems the resistance to using them boiled down to the following:

So, after giving this problem a lot of thought, I decided to eliminate all these excuses in one swoop.

Let me introduce my ...

Professional Leather Valet Service

If you would rather spend your time doing things you enjoy and would prefer the peace of mind of having your leather cared for professionally, then you may be interested in my valet service.

This is where I clean and protect your leather in your car, lounge suite etc using my own professional leather care system.

Here's how it works ...

Step 1 - CLEAN:

Using a specially formulated, professional leather cleaner, your leather is cleaned to remove any soiling such as dirt, sweat, grease and other contamination.

One of the big benefits of this cleaner, is its ability to dissolve soiling without damaging or harming the finish in any way ... very important!

Step 2 - PROTECT:

Once cleaned, a professional leather protector is applied.

This is a formulation of tanners waxes and modifiers and is designed to put an invisible, protective film over the leather surface.

Now, its job is very important ... it forms an invisible barrier preventing dirt and soiling from touching the original leather surface. In other words, it protects it from being contaminated, thus substantially improving wear-ability.

Now, here's where it gets really interesting! This protection is designed to last for between 3 to 6 months, depending on the amount of traffic it is exposed to ... which is the whole idea.

Why? Because when your leather is next cleaned, the cleaner will strip away the protector with all the bad stuff embedded, and leave the original leather surface completely untouched. You certainly don't want to be using a protector which is permanent ... re-cleaning would be an absolute nightmare!

So it's not hard to see that if this system is regularly used on your leather, pre-mature wear can easily be averted.

A very simple, yet effective way to keep your leather look great.

DIY Leather Care Products ... Direct From My Workshop!

If you feel a little more motivated after what I've just explained to you, and would like to valet your own leather, I've put together a DIY leather care kit using the exact same cleaner, conditioner and protector I use professionally.

To find out more, go to: Paul Ford Leather Products