Leather Care

BASICS

It is a common practice to roll the leather to make it more flexible.    Before you do this, know that it will change the texture of your leather. It also may cause the stitching to come undone and cause the inscription to disappear.     Rolling is not something we do not encourage and is something you'd do at your own risk.   We do not exchange notebooks that have been rolled.

Creme 

Because of its high oil content, conditioning this leather should be done once every 6 months at most and only if needed.  This leather has a moderate amount of oil content and may stain lighter colored leather or paper items if left in close contact for a long period of time.   Any leather conditioner for smooth leather will work great.   

Avoid: Water, heat, cold, direct sun and petroleum jelly.

Patina 

This leather feels firm in the hand. If you want a softer feel, you can put a light coat of neatsfoot oil on the back side of the leather. This will soften the leather a little. Then, you can further soften the leather by manually bending the leather back and forth gently.   Be careful not to over-do the oil or your leather will become a soggy mess!  

Please note, any oil or conditioner will change the color of the notebook. 

Avoid: Water, heat, cold, direct sun and petroleum jelly.

 Mr. Darcy

Once a year or as needed, massage leather conditioner designed for smooth leather. You'll know you need to condition when it starts to feel dry.  

Mr. Darcy is dipped in oils and Tallows and polished to a beautiful shine.  A small portion of the population can sometimes detect a pungent aroma with this leather.  If you are one of the few who can, simply air it out for a few days and the scent will disperse.

Please note, any oil or conditioner will change the color of the notebook.  

Avoid: Water, heat, cold, direct sun and petroleum  jelly.   

 Maverick 

It is best to condition this leather from the inside, using any conditioner made for smooth leather. 

Please note,  any oil or conditioner will change the color of the notebook.  

Avoid: Water, heat, cold, direct sun and petroleum  jelly.

 

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT

 

5 Things You Shouldn't Do

  1. Do not panic!
  2. Do not rub the surface to try to clean up the spill.
  3. Do not blot the surface to try and soak up some of the liquid.
  4. Do not wet the entire surface to give an even color.
  5. Do not rub cooking oil or any culinary oil into the surface. Cooking oil can go rancid and make your notebook smell terrible.

 

What to Do If You Get Water on Your Leather

Resist the urge to blot or rub.

Set in a dry place out of the sunlight for a minimum of 24 hours.

If the water stains are still visible, lightly oil the surface with leather oil (such as neatsfoot) or leather conditioner. 

Remember that your stain will fade with time and be hardly noticeable.

 

What to Do If You Spill Oil or Milky Liquids on Your Leather

Resist the urge to blot or rub.

Cover the entire area with cornstarch or talcum powder.

Next, set it in a dry place out of the sunlight and let dry for a minimum of 24 hours.

Then, brush off the powder with a soft brush, being careful not to push the powder into the leather.

Finally, lightly oil the surface with leather oil (such as neatsfoot) or leather conditioner.

Remember that your stain will fade with time and be hardly noticeable.

 

THE BIGGEST MISTAKE WOULD BE TO BLOT OR RUB THE WET STAIN. 

THIS WILL LIFT THE COLOR AND MAKE THE STAIN LARGER AND MORE NOTICEABLE.