Raw leather article 1. BED + SOFA
So what is raw leather? Raw leather or unfinished
leather is often referred to as natural leather. The reason for this is the
natural leather is aniline dyed for colour and does not have any pigment resin applied.
So therefore, the leather finish is in a natural state.
Raw leather looks and feels beautiful, it will
retain its lovely deep and rich colour, it is also warmer to touch. It is more soft
and supple to feel. So many people love the natural markings and scratches that
is comes with and the normal markings of everyday wear and tear. However,
because the leather has not had the finishing coat of pigment resin. It is very
absorbent and susceptible to staining. Raw leather does age beautifully and
over time it will have a subtle honey patina effect, this occurs through the
absorption of natural body oils.
Raw leather Ages beautifully and is generally the most expensive.
Pigment resin is the waterproof coating applied to leather it not only waterproofs it
protects the leather from marks and scratches making the finished leather much
easier to clean and polish off marks and scratches.
cleaning and maintenance of raw leather. A soft bristle dry brush or a soft
dry cloth are all you need to clean your raw leather furniture.
Note: Do not use a leather cleaner or leather moisturisers on unfinished natural leather .