Leather Care


StanLey Cleaners is your leather and suede cleaning professionals

Fresh, clean leather excites the senses like no other material. We’ll help you keep your leather garments in top shape.

Leather Care Definitions

Color Loss: most leathers will lighten or darken in cleaning. Most will lighten.

Shrinkage: If leather is stretched too tight when tanned, it may relax in cleaning. This causes shrinkage and may not stretch back out to the original size.

Dye Migrations: Dyes from multiple colored garments may not be stable, causing the colors to fade onto each other.

Skin Defects: Thin skins, vein marks, and scars. The tanner masks these things by using fillers. When the garment is cleaned, the fill-ers may clean out and leave holes, tears, light-colored spots, or vein lines.

Glue Stains: If proper adhesives are not used when the manufacturer makes a garment, it may leak through the leather and cause dark stains. Also, seam tape can come loose and leave glue stains.

Shading: If belly skins are used in making a garment, it may darken in areas or appear in soft leathers.

Peeling: If proper dyes are not used when a garment is made, it can peel off when cleaned.

Light-Colored Linings & Light Fleece Colors: These may pick up color from a darker colored coat that it is attached to.

Vinyl Trim: If the manufacturer has applied vinyl to parts of the garment, this portion may turn hard if processed. If a coat or dress can be processed, but the belt has a vinyl backing or is ornamented to where it is not cleanable, there may be a color variation if we process one without the other.

Attached Ornaments: Feathers, beads, sequins, painted-on designs, etc., may either melt, break, lose color, or become damaged.

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