How To Take Care Of Your Leather During The Monsoon

Written by Chandni GhoshOct 25, 2018
The rains bring us immense joy but this is also a bad time for our leather goods. Imagine how upsetting it would be to find all those shoes and bags we spent a fortune on getting ruined by the damp weather. But you can save them, thanks to some easy tricks that will keep your leather goods safe even in the monsoon. Here’s what you need to do.
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Dry them

Never leave leather products like shoes wet too long because they will catch fungus and get ruined completely. Instead, dry them by stuffing newspapers inside and keep them under the fan overnight. This will help absorb all the moisture and ready your shoes/bags for the next outing.

Brush

Dust and dirt have a tendency to settle onto leather more during the rainy season. So you must ensure that you regularly brush your leather goods gently so there’s no dust settling on them. Moreover, if you’ve walked through mucky waters and haven’t cleaned your shoes immediately after your return, chances are that the mud will become hard and pass on the moisture into the insole.

Polish

There’s no better protection for leather goods than polish. Use a wax-based polish for your shoes during this season. However, for bags, go for a mild leather conditioner that will protect them, fight the moisture and keep your handbags looking beautiful as always.

Storage

If you’re not using your shoes or bags, ensure that you cover them with a dry cloth as insects staying in small corners of the cupboard can latch on to your shoes easily during this season. Moreover, if your wardrobe is wooden, there are high chances of fungus growing inside and this can easily ruin your leather. Hence, make sure you protect your leather bags and shoes with a cloth and put them safely in a box.

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