Aniline Leather


Aniline leather is a type of leather that is dyed exclusively with soluble dyes without covering the surface with a topcoat paint or pigment. This gives aniline leather a natural and luxurious appearance, but it also makes it more susceptible to staining and damage compared to other types of leather. Here are some reasons why cleaning aniline leather frequently is important:

Maintaining Appearance:

Aniline leather is prized for its natural beauty and unique characteristics, including its soft feel and rich colour variations. Regular cleaning helps preserve these qualities by removing dirt, dust, and oils that can accumulate on the surface and dull its appearance over time.

Preventing Stains:

Aniline leather is highly absorbent and prone to staining from spills, oils, and other liquids so promptly cleaning spills and stains helps prevent them from penetrating the leather and becoming permanent, preserving its original appearance.

Preventing Damage:

Dirt and debris can act as abrasives, causing premature wear and tear on aniline leather surfaces but regular cleaning helps prevent damage by removing these particles and minimizing friction that can lead to scuffs, scratches, and discolouration.

Reducing Odours:

Like any other material, aniline leather can absorb odours from the environment, pets, and everyday use. Cleaning helps remove odour-causing particles, refreshing the leather and eliminating unpleasant smells.

Preserving Longevity:

Proper maintenance, including regular cleaning, can extend the lifespan of aniline leather furniture, accessories, and upholstery, however by keeping the leather clean and free from contaminants, you can help prevent deterioration and ensure that it remains in good condition for years to come.

Maintaining Hygiene:

Regular cleaning of aniline leather surfaces promotes a hygienic environment by removing germs, bacteria, and allergens that may accumulate on the surface.

It’s essential to regularly use a gentle, non-abrasive cleaners specifically formulated for use on leather such as Lazy Leather.  Avoid harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners, and excessive water, as these can damage the leather and cause discoloration.  Additionally, it’s a good idea to periodically condition aniline leather to keep it soft, supple, and well-nourished, further enhancing its appearance and durability.