Garza Marfa furniture is made with Vegetable Tanned Saddle Grade USA Leather. The Vegetable Tanned Leather is “natural” in appearance and finish, no sealers or top-coats are applied to the leather. All Leather will have unique marks and/or characteristics such as birthmarks, scars, light/dark areas, these are not defects. After the Saddle Leather is attached to the furniture frame, Garza Marfa applies a light coat of 100% Pure Neatsfoot Oil to the leather, followed by an application of Liquid Glycerine Saddle Soap for a final conditioning. Vegetable Tanned Leather will “patina” with use and exposure to UV and moisture. Over time, the leather will take on a richer tone in color, and will telegraph it’s history of use on the surface. Leather is a natural product, and will expand and contract with changes in the temperature, much like wood. We do not recommend using leather products outdoors.
For routine maintenance, use a clean natural bristle paintbrush, and brush away dirt and dust accumulation from the stitching and lacing of the leather. Then, use a clean damp cotton cloth and wipe down the leather. For a deeper cleaning, use Fiebing’s Liquid Glycerine Saddle Soap. Brush and wipe the leather first. Then spray Liquid Saddle Soap onto a clean, damp sponge… and wipe down the leather…do not scrub. The key to applying any cleaner or conditioner to the leather is to always apply the product to a clean cotton cloth, sponge or applicator first…and then to the leather. Never spray or pour cleaners, conditioners, oils, etc. directly on the leather.