Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tip: How to Clean and Condition Your Leather Binder...

I see this question asked over and over in the various Facebook Groups and Communities that I am a member of.....

Q - How do I properly take care of my leather binder?

A - I am not an expert at leather care so I always turn towards those who are; by searching the internet, asking leather care professionals and even cobblers (shoe repair shops).  I see  a lot of personal opinions, but I tend to take those for what they are - "just opinions" and you know what they say about opinions.....

If you are looking for answers on basic care, the Franklin Covey Blog has a good article on basic cleaning and conditioning.

However for anything "above and beyond" normal maintenance, I recommend consulting with an expert or you might end up with this:

I wish I could say that this was not my picture, but sadly it is....I used a product that was
not intended to be used on this type of leather and I (or should I say my binder) paid the price.
Lesson Learned.

Please don't make the same mistake I made - if you want to take care of your leather goods consult with an expert and do not rely on the opinions of amateurs!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful, well planned day!

P.S. If you are a paper planner "nerd" you are invited to join my Franklin Covey Addicts Facebook Group.  Just click here to be taken to the group (you will need to have a Facebook account, be a real person and have a positive attitude).


2 comments:

  1. Hello,
    I was just curious is you were able to fix where the color pull was?
    Thanks,
    Brittney

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    1. Good question! Once the color was gone, the only fix would have been to re-dye the binder and that was not something that I wanted to undertake. I have heard of others who have successfully re dyed their binders to a different color, so it can be done.

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