Lexol Leather Conditioner protects old and new leather from cracking and premature aging by providing the lubrication to keep it strong and supple. It is made with the finest tanning oils which are emulsified into microscopic droplets. These oil droplets bond to the leather fibers, nourishing the leather and leaving no greasy residue. Use Lexol regularly to keep your leather looking and performing its best. NOT recommended for suede or glove soft leather. Great for auto upholstery, saddles, boots, luggage, shoes, furniture, and more.
is a liquid conditioner and preservative intended for use in the care and
conservation of leather. Its purpose is to maintain the strength, beauty,
utility and flexibility of leather - old and new - and to restore resiliency to
old or neglected leather that has become hardened and stiff.
the manufacture of leather, as a final and essential step, the tanned hide is
subjected to a process called ”fat-liquoring” in which it is treated with a
generous supply of special oils - emulsions prepared from the appropriate
lubricants - which lubricate the leather to confer the desired qualities of
softness, flexibility and strength. Thus, when the leather leaves the tannery,
it is at the correct pH and is fully lubricated due to the unique capability of
these emulsions to be readily absorbed into, and combined with, the leather’s
fibers. However, these oils must still be replenished periodically to maintain
proper lubrication and to avert any tendency to deteriorate. The type of
preparation that is most effective in achieving both these goals is an emulsion
similar to those employed in the original manufacture of the leather. LEXOL
is an emulsion of this type.
LEXOL IS SUPERIOR TO OTHER LEATHER CONDITIONERS AND PRESERVATIVES
The oils in LEXOL have been modified
to facilitate effective distribution of
microscopically fine oil droplets which can be more readily absorbed into the
leather fibers than the comparatively large droplets typical of raw oils or less
fine emulsions. LEXOL’s
smaller oil droplets combine with the fibers, because of their affinity or
adherence that is lacking with other oils. Thus the modified oils in
LEXOL are kept under control and are retained in the area of application. In
LEXOL is able to nourish the leather and its fibers while
protecting against migration, or seepage, into adjacent materials or surfaces.
Many leather dressings utilize chemical solvents in order to facilitate
penetration of oils into the leather. Such solvents can lead to ”bleeding”
or migrating onto adjacent materials, causing discoloration or other damage. In
addition, such chemical solvents may be flammable, irritating or toxic.
does not contain
any chemical solvents. As an aqueous emulsion, it achieves several objectives:
(1) fiber penetration and nourishment; (2) absorption and retention in the
leather; (3) control of migration or seepage. Unlike most organic solvents, LEXOL
is nonflammable, odorless, non-toxic and non-sensitizing to the skin. Also,
LEXOL does not
impart a greasy or tacky feel to the surface of the leather.
Although LEXOL is widely accepted as
a treatment for the more common vegetable and chrome-tanned leather, there are
certain leathers for which it is not suitable (e.g., napped leathers, such as
suede or glove soft leather, which call for treatment with lighter lubricants).
NOTE: Leather that has become cracked from inadequate or inappropriate care
cannot be restored to its original state by any available method.
summary, LEXOL is readily absorbed
into the fibers and provides lasting and effective lubrication without migration
while leaving leather feeling soft and smooth.
Not recommended for suede or glove soft leather.
Code: L1014 Lexol Leather Conditioner (3 liter / 101.4 oz)
Usually ships the next business day.