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Removing Creases from Leather
Most items of leather clothing can be repaired or renovated, some simple repairs or renovation can be carried out at home and others need to be carried out by leather specialists with expert knowledge and tools.
AWRust a leading online leather specialist offers the following tips and guidance to help you with any of your favourite leather goods that become damaged or worn out.
It’s possible to remove most creases yourself at home. Given the chance most creases will fall out of leather if you hang the garment up because of the natural weight of leather. If the creases do not fall out naturally then you can aid the process by hanging it in a steam filled room such as a bathroom with a hot tub filled (don’t do this with suede or nubuc or if you are unsure what type of leather you have). In addition to a steam room you can actually press or iron leather so long as there is always something between the leather and the iron like a piece of material, a thin towel or brown paper or better still a piece of silk. Set the iron to a hot setting like used for cotton and making sure that you place something between the leather and the iron press firmly on the creased area for a few seconds and work the iron just like you would on clothing. Once the leather is hot you should use your fingers to work the creases out of the leather, rubbing them and stretching them and slowly they will be reduced.
If you don’t have any luck removing creases like this after a few minutes it may be that the leather is glued incorrectly or the crease is in fact fatty spot in the skin that cannot be removed. A leather specialist like AWRust can give you further advice on this and can offer other alternatives such as replacing the offending panel.
You can find out more about repairs, alterations and caring for your leatherwear on the website www.awrust.co.uk or by emailing or calling them for more specific enquiries. You can visit AWRust here.
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