Caring For Your Leather

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Find out about our specially formulated leather care product range – the best way to get the most out of your leather.
Leather cleaning and conditioning instructions show you how to use Pantera’s leather care products to take proper care of your leather.
Types of leather.

The Pantera leather care product range

To ensure your luxurious leather stays that way for years to come, Pantera offers a range of specialised leather care products.

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The Pantera leather care pack The Pantera leather care pack

 

Pantera leather cleaner & softener

A gentle, but powerful cleaner for all seating leathers including automotive, boat and aircraft interiors, furniture, motorcycle clothing, saddles and boots. Pantera cleaner contains glycerine to pre-soften the leather and lubricate the stitching, and the aerosol delivery system makes it incredibly easy to use. The active cleaning ingredient lifts out ingrained dirt, while the mould inhibitor prolongs the life of the leather.

Pantera Cleaner & Softener
Pantera cleaner
& softener

 

Pantera leather conditioner & rejuvenator

Protect your leather with Pantera conditioner & rejuvenator. It smells of real leather, is pH neutral and the aerosol delivery system makes it incredibly easy to use. It invigorates your leather, leaving it soft, supple, and smelling great. It can also be used on synthetic leather and vinyl products to add that special leather aroma.

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Pantera leather conditioner
& rejuvenator

 

Pantera air freshener

Let the luxurious aroma of real leather permeate your car, home or office with long-lasting under-seat aroma pads.

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The Pantera leather aroma pad with elastic bands and hooks
for easy attachment.

 

Pantera leather rejuvenator system

This all-in-one leather cleaning system can be used on all your leather items from lounge suites to office furniture, vehicles and even leather clothing.

The kit includes:
1 x 400 ml aerosol cleaner
1 x 400 ml aerosol rejuvenator
1 x leather cleaning brush
1 x cleaning sponge
1 x microfibre cloth
1 x under-seat aroma pad (if applicable)

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Pantera leather rejuvenator system

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Pantera Leather Care Instructions

Leather is one of the most durable and yet luxurious upholstery options. With a little care, your leather will continue to look and feel good and provide you with years of pleasure.

As a market leader in leather design, Pantera also supplies a range of excellent leather care products. All our products have been specifically developed to protect your leather assets against the harsh local environment.

The tanning process leaves a resistant finish on the leather surface, but it is important to keep this resistant coating intact through proper care and maintenance. Once the coating begins to break down, the leather becomes vulnerable to cracking, loss of colour and rotting. The most common agents of break down are grease, sweat and exposure to ultra violet rays.

The importance of regular cleaning and protection of your leather cannot be stressed enough. The life and condition of your leather is in your hands. We have included some easy-to-follow cleaning instructions that will help you achieve the best results.

New leather

It is essential that the leather care instructions be followed to the letter. New leather must be protected at least once every four months and this treatment is usually a condition of the leather warranty.

Used leather

Proper leather care goes a long way to improving the appearance and increasing the longevity of older leather.

Cleaning with Pantera leather cleaner & softener

Pantera leather cleaner is pH-neutral and safe to use on all leather products .It cleans quickly and thoroughly prior to conditioning without requiring excessive amounts of water. What’s more, it won’t damage the stitching.

Important: All leather must be thoroughly cleaned to remove any harmful substances before applying any conditioning or protecting products. Failure to remove dirt (such as dust or body oils) will cause the leather to prematurely deteriorate.

Instructions:

Caution: While it is unlikely that any damage will occur in the use of this product, we strongly advise that you test it by spraying a small amount of product on an out-of-sight area to observe the effect, prior to use.

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Step 1:
Spray Pantera cleaner directly
onto the leather. You can spray up to 1m² at a time. Allow the cleaner to soak in for a few minutes in order to reach any ingrained dirt. Do not let the surface dry out. Reapply if necessary.
Step 2:
Using a small brush,
gently work the cleaner into the
leather with small, circular motions.
This will lift ingrained dirt.
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Step 3:
Using a damp sponge, wipe over the brushed area to soak up dirt. Keep the sponge clean by rinsing it in water.
Step 4:
Dry excess dampness with
a clean cloth and leave to dry
before applying conditioner and rejuvenator.

 

Conditioning with Pantera leather conditioner & rejuvenator cream

Protect your vehicle, boat and aircraft interiors, furniture, cases and clothing with Pantera leather conditioner and rejuvenator cream. Our leather conditioner smells of real leather and is pH neutral. It invigorates your leather leaving it soft, supple and smelling great. It can also be used on synthetic leather and vinyl products to add that special leather aroma.

Important: All leather must be thoroughly cleaned to remove any harmful substances before applying any conditioning or protecting products. Failure to remove dirt (such as dust or body oils) will cause the leather to prematurely deteriorate.

Instructions:

Caution: While it is unlikely that any damage will occur in the use of this product, we strongly advise that you test it by spraying a small amount of product on an out-of-sight area to observe the effect, prior to use. Please note: this product is not suitable for use on suede or aniline leather.

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Step 1:
Always clean leather before
applying rejuvenator. Spray directly onto the leather. You can spray up to 1m² at a time.
Step 2:
Using a small, clean cloth, spread
the rejuvenator evenly over the surface of the leather until it is fully absorbed.
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Step 3:
Leave to dry. On old, neglected leather, reapply further coats as per step 2. Repeat treatments periodically to maintain the leather’s natural durability and aroma.

The leather aroma can be further enhanced by clipping a Pantera under-seat aroma pad in an out of sight position. These are available with elastic bands or hooks for easy attachment.

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Types of leather

There are three basic types of leather each with very different properties, depending on how the leather is treated. Each type is specifically tailored to suit a particular application.

Unfinished leather

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Aniline/unfinished
leather

Also called aniline leather, unfinished leather is dyed through and given only a light surface protection. This allows the leather to breathe and leaves it extremely comfortable and soft. This type of leather ages very gracefully and is frequently used to cover furniture. A well-loved sofa in aniline leather acquires its own patina over the years. As with all delicate materials, this natural surface is sensitive and needs careful maintenance.

Pros: Feels warm, soft and buttery.
Looks very natural.
Cons: Prone to staining and oiling – very much like cloth.
The dye is not UV resistant, so it will fade easily.
Shows scratches very easily.

 


Semi-finished leather

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Semi-finished
leather

Semi-finished (or semi-aniline) leather is supple and soft. After being dyed-through, it is given a light pigment coating that makes the leather more durable and easier to care for. Careful dying and surface-finishing methods ensure that the leather maintains a natural, comfortable touch while making it more resistant to wear and tear. Whether it is destined for public or private use, this type of leather works well for furniture or clothing, as it is easy to clean and does not age as visibly as unfinished leather.

Pros: Feels warm and soft.
Looks very natural.
Less prone to soiling or staining.
Cons: The dye is not UV resistant, so it will fade easily.
Shows scratches very easily.

 


Top finished leather

Technical or top finished leather works well in extreme environments, making it the perfect choice for automotive and aircraft applications as well as for use in furniture. It undergoes the same process as aniline and semi-aniline leather, but is given additional pigmented finishing and other treatments to meet the standards of the automotive and aviation industries.

As a result, technical leather lacks some of the structure of the natural hide, but it is extremely tough, durable and easy to clean and maintain.

Pros: Hard wearing.
Easy to clean.
Less likely to stain.
More fade resistant.
Cons: Doesn’t feel as soft and warm as aniline or semi-aniline leather.
Feels slightly firmer than aniline or semi-aniline leather.

 

Grain types of technical leather

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