It’s that time of the year when we see rain. If you had not protected your leather with some protectant, you might find yourself in a rather difficult spot, for example: do you wear or take that favourite pair of leather shoes or bags? What if it starts raining today?
The best advice
Protect your leather with the protectant that suits. Try the Apple Garde Rain and Stain Repellent or the Chamberlain's Leather Milk No. 3 Leather Protectant!
But what if your leather gets caught up in the rain? Ah! We’ve done some research and combined with our (unfortunate) experience; we hope it will help you along the way.
When leather gets wet
Moisture draws out oils from beneath the leather and dries it up. So if your leather gets wet, do attend to it soonest.
When water stains develop
When water gets trapped in your leather for a prolonged period, it will develop into a stain. It’s unfortunate, but try to attend to it as soon as you discover.
Note: when blotting up the moisture, start from the rim of the stain and slowly wet your leather outwards, use less intensity the farther you clean out. If all goes well, it should help release some of the wetness. Also, do not use saddle soap as a cleaner due to the harshness of the chemical in it.