The Rainy Season is here! Colder days and rain showers are possible at any time. While the rainy season brings welcome relief from the summer heat, extra care is needed to preserve our leather loves. Aside from excessive heat, leather’s ultimate enemy is high humidity as it can cause molds to grow if we don’t store them correctly.
Leather starts to rot when exposed to high-humid environments. Though this doesn’t happen overnight, leaving a leather product in a humid environment for weeks or even days eventually causes damage, sometimes irreversible.
No need to worry leather lovers as we’ve got you covered! We listed down some tips on how you can take care of your precious leather babies while it’s pouring outside.
Tip No. 1: Always dry out your wet leather items after use
Don’t leave your leather babies wet for too long, or they might catch molds which triggers the leather to spoil. Dry them by using a dry clean cloth.
Tip No. 2: Store your leather items in a dry place
When not in use, it is best to keep your leather goods covered in a dust bag and store them in a dry place. By doing so, you can avoid the risk of moisture or fungus during the rainy season. When storing your bags inside a cabinet, make sure to open it once in a while to air your leather.
Tip No. 3: Dry out the water
If your leather bags or shoes got drenched in the rain, gently brush off the dirt and dry off the water. Do NOT place them out under the sunlight to dry as this will further damage your shoes. You can use a towel or soft cloth but never use newspapers as the ink may transfer to your bags and shoes – and we definitely don’t want that.
Tip No. 4: Have them maintained by leather professionals
Make sure you keep your leather clean! Regular upkeep and maintenance with a professional leather care expert is recommended.
Tip No. 5: Have a dehumidifier at home
Are you thinking of purchasing a dehumidifier? Well, now’s the right time to have one! Aside from keeping your indoor air clean, it removes moisture in the air. Having a dehumidifier prevents your bags from forming harmful molds, both for you and your leather babies, because of the moisture and humidity in the air.
Tip No. 6: Keep them smelling good and bacteria-free
When stuck in storage for a long time, your bags and shoes can develop an unpleasant smell. This is due to the bacteria that has built-up in your bags and shoes. It’s best to have leather care products that can help remove the unpleasant smell and bacteria in your precious luxuries. That’s why here at Doctor Leather, we’ve developed our own Leather Deodorizer and Disinfectant to help maintain the condition of your leather loves.
Doctor Leather Deodorizer and Disinfectant helps keep your bags and shoes smelling good with its Citrus scent while the Disinfectant helps fight mold and bacteria. Get yours today! Available now at our Shopee store: https://shopee.ph/doctorleather
Leather is known for its durability and long shelf life and with proper precautions and care they can last a long time.
Our dear leather lovers, don’t hesitate to bring your leather babies to any of our branches. With Doctor Leather, you can guarantee that our expert leather artisans will take good care of your leather. In case you can’t go to any of our stores, you can have them picked-up and delivered; just send us a message and we will assist you through the whole process.
This rainy season, don’t forget that it is not just you who must stay safe and dry – your leather needs to as well! Don’t let the rain wash away your leather’s glow!