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LEATHER CARE

NAPPA LEATHER

Genuine nappa leather is a luxury full-grain leather, of the highest quality, world-renowned for its characteristic buttery softness. This special leather is made from the topmost layer of cowhide. 

Leather has natural colour and grain variations unique to each hide. You may notice these slight variations. They are part of what makes your item special.

We have tried to ensure the colours on the website reflect the true colours of the physical product, however, we cannot guarantee your monitor will reflect this.

INTENDED USE

Intended Use:

Please note the classic nappa leather collars are not designed to be worn as a full-time collar.

Nappa leather is a beautifully soft luxury full-grain leather. This special leather is made from the topmost layer of cowhide. Because this top layer of leather is very delicate it is vital to use common sense when choosing the right occasion for its use.

Just as you would not cross a river in your suede shoes, it is not recommended to use Nappa Leather collars for days on the beach, swimming in the lake or a mud bath on a rainy day.

When given the right care nappa leather will retain its durability, soft look and touch. 

Following the care instruction provided below will help you keep your Nappa leather looking just like new, so you can enjoy your product for years to come.

Just as you would not cross a river in your suede shoes, it is not recommended to use Nappa Leather collars for days on the beach, swimming in the lake or a mud bath on a rainy day.

Also, please note the classic nappa leather collar is not designed to be worn as a full-time collar.

PROTECT

Nappa leather is a soft and porous material, which means that discolourations and permanent stains can damage it irreversibly if not protected and cleaned correctly. 

How to apply protection products correctly:

Note: Always try any products and procedures on a small inconspicuous section on the inside of the product. 

Caring for a NEW nappa leather product - before use:

1. It is advised to use The Hound Leather Conditioner formulated for use on nappa leather before using your item. To do so dampen the corner of a white washcloth and evenly apply a thin layer of The Hound Leather Conditioner, do not rub vigorously as this may tear or weaken the integrity of the Nappa Leather.

2. Once the item has dried completely, for the best protection, spray your nappa leather with a quality water and stain protectant that has also been specially formulated for use on nappa leather. This will reduce the chance of damage, like water spots and stains, if the leather comes in contact with water or any other liquids. 

3. This procedure should be repeated regularly, to maintain the like-new look of your item. You should follow the instructions below when you next apply The Hound Leather Conditioner to an item that has been in use.

Ongoing care for a nappa leather product that is in use:

1. Remove dirt, dust and debris. Wipe down the nappa leather with a soft, clean, dry lint-free white cloth. This will remove surface dust and dirt to prevent further contamination during cleaning.

2. Use my The Hound Leather Cleaner to clean the leather thoroughly. Apply cleaner to dampen the corner of a white washcloth and evenly apply a thin layer of cream. Gently dab at any stains carefully -- don’t rub -- until the stain is eliminated and allow the leather to air dry.

4. Once the leather has dried, dampen the corner of another white washcloth and evenly apply a thin layer of The Hound Leather Conditioner. Ensure that you do not over-use the product. Repeated light applications are better than one heavy application.

Note: The Hound Leather Care Set is the most economical way to purchase both specially formulated leather care products.

Do not use:

- Cleaners or polish that contain wax or silicone, it will clog the pores in the leather.

- Mink oil or other fats as it will darken the leather.

- General cleaning products as they can cause discolouration and dry out the leather.

- Coloured leather polish.

- Your fingers for application of protective creams.

If you’re ever in doubt, take it to a professional leather cleaner.

CLEAN

Cleaning of Nappa Leather

Nappa leather is a soft and porous material, which means that discolourations and permanent stains can damage it irreversibly if not cleaned correctly. Our best recommendation for cleaning your item is to use my specially formulated The Hound Leather Cleaner, followed by a treatment of my The Hound Leather Conditioner after every clean to protect the beauty and integrity of the leather.

Remember: Always try any products and procedures on a small inconspicuous section on the inside of the product. 

Our best recommendation for cleaning your item is to follow the simple steps below:

1. Remove dirt, dust and debris. Wipe down the nappa leather with a soft, clean, dry lint-free white cloth. This will remove surface dust and dirt to prevent further contamination during cleaning.

2. Use my The Hound Leather Cleaner to clean the leather thoroughly. Apply cleaner to dampen the corner of a white washcloth and evenly apply a thin layer of cream. Gently dab at any stains carefully -- don’t rub -- until the stain is eliminated and allow the leather to air dry in a cool place, away from heat.

3. Once the leather has dried, dampen the corner of another white washcloth and evenly apply a thin layer of The Hound Leather Conditioner. Ensure that you do not over-use the product. Repeated light applications are better than one heavy application.

Note: The Hound Leather Care Set is the most economical way to purchase both specially formulated leather care products.

If you’re ever in doubt, take it to a professional leather cleaner.

Remember: Nappa leather is a soft and porous material, which means that discolorations and permanent stains can damage it irreversibly if not cleaned correctly. Our best recommendation is:

1. Use a clean pencil eraser to rub gently, so as not to tear the leather; the eraser will remove many surface stains. 

2. Wipe eraser shavings away with the clean cloth.

If you’re ever in doubt, take it to a professional leather cleaner.

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