Leather Dressing revives and restores leather to its original beauty, lustre and suppleness.
Made only with lanolin and neatsfoot oil. Contains no wax.
This formula was developed by the New York Public Library for leather-bound books, and was tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Use sparingly, and polish with a soft cloth.
Available in a 250ml pot.
Instructions for applying Leather Dressing to books:
Conservation Supplies leather dressing is prepared form high quality natural ingredients.
Apply the dressing with cheese cloth held over the index finger. Dip the cheese cloth in the dressing, remove excess and spread sparingly but thoroughly over the leather surfaces on the outside of the book. Do not attempt to dress the small areas of leather on the insides of the boards.
Care must be taken to ensure that the dressing does not come into contact with any part of the book other than the leather, as greasy stains will result.
Leave the book 24 – 48 hours depending on how absorbent the leather is, and then remove the excess with cheese cloth and polish the book.
This treatment should be repeated approximately every five years to keep the leather supple. In the event of an accidental spill, the dressing may be removed with white spirit.