You certainly will feel headache when you find your leather furniture start to crack open, leaving you a piece of unsightly and useless furniture if the damage area was too big. Just like your skin, if you don’t want the leather to get dry and cracked from time to time, you need to properly moisturize it. So how to save your dry and cracked leather furniture?
First, remove skin oils from the surface of the leather. You can put some leather cleaner on a soft cloth and then rub the leather gently with it. But you should make sure the leather cleaner is pH-balanced or it will cause much more damage to the leather. And try to moisturize the leather regularly because the skin oils do cause damage to the leather. In order to remove the skin oils that have penetrated into the pores of the leather, you can use a bristle brush to clean it.
Second, repair these cracks. The tool you need is a leather bonder. This tool is able to close up the cracks and make the surface of the leather smooth.
Third, recolor the areas. You can use the leather recoloring dyes which won’t give out a sharp flavor. And it won’t take you much effort to spray since these leather recoloring dyes come in spray bottles or airbrushes. Don’t use the leather furniture before the recoloring areas get dry.
Finally, rub the surface of the leather with leather conditioner. Make sure the areas that your skin will contact frequently and the areas that easy to be neglected are rubbed.
Once those steps are done, you can keep both the appearance of the furniture and proper function of it. Remember, wear a pair of gloves when doing these things. Because the materials you need to use all contain many chemical substances and they can irritate your skins.