Caring for your Leatherwear, Restraints
After going through the expense and excitement of selecting your
restraints & adult sex toys
sometimes it is easy to
forget to regularly clean and maintain these items.
Remembering that leather
wear is, after all, skin, it needs to be regularly
cleaned and conditioned to maintain top lasting quality, comfort, and
texture. Within this article, you’ll find all the information
you need to care for your leather
When wearing or using your leather
products, any continued contact with
moisture, (sweat, urine, alcohol, for example), can cause damage to the
leather that results in uncomfortable stiffening. Using baby shampoo,
fill a bucket with warm, soapy water to lightly wipe down your leather
to remove and prevent marks, stains, and odors. Baby shampoo
can also be rubbed directly on the leather to help remove oily stains.
Take care to rinse the soap with clean, warm water from all leather
surfaces, taking special care in areas of folded leather or around
buckles, keepers, or fastenings. It’s wise to disassemble
garments and restraints with fastenings to be able to reach any areas
where leather folds around a buckle or keeper; these areas become very
dry and are vulnerable to not only retaining odor or stains, but also
becoming cracked and dried out.
To dry your leather products, lay them flat in a ventilated area for up
to 48 hours to air-dry as needed; never use a heating implement or
position your products on or near a heat source to speed drying! This
will and can dry out the hide of the leather
wear and cause stiffening or
even curling of the leather. As the leather items dry, you may use a
leather conditioner on all non-suede surfaces of the leather to
condition and protect the hide. Wipe on leather conditioner with a
clean, dry towel, making certain to wipe away any excess conditioner
not soaking into the grain of the leather.
Removing Leather Wear Stains
To remove sweat stains on your leather
wear items, follow these simple
instructions. Leather can become stiff or even irritating and itchy if
sweat has permeated the leather item. To help soften the item and
prevent further irritation, you can hand-wash the item with warm, soapy
water, (using baby shampoo, as above, and NEVER detergent or other
harsh cleaning products), or use a very small amount of fabric softener.
To remove stains caused by oil-based
lubricants, try using a few
tablespoons of Lux Flakes or a small amount of baby shampoo with warm
water directly on the stain. Gradually rub the soap into the stain to
lighten and remove them. Oil-based
lubricant stains can be
very difficult to remove, but either of these products used should help
lighten the stain if not completely fade it from the surface of your
To remove wax, set your iron on a low setting, (cool being preferable.)
Apply a sheet of blotting paper directly on top of the wax
stain. Use the iron to slowly go over the stain, changing
blotting paper as necessary when the paper begins absorbing the wax.
Continue to do this until the wax is completely lifted from your
Urine stains will cause severe damage to leather if not washed off
immediately. If you should get a urine stain on your leather product,
wash it IMMEDIATELY with warm, soapy water. Do not let the stain soak
into the grain of the leather or leave the item overnight.
Care of Metal Fittings
If not cared for properly, metal fittings on your garments and
restraints – including buckles,
keepers, rivets, fasteners,
and the like – can rust with consistent use or exposure to
Most metal fittings are nickel-plated mild steel; others are
brass-coated. Chains are chrome-plated mild steel. While
conditioning your leather
wear, wipe a small amount on your metal fittings,
wiping away any excess. You can also use WD40 (nickel) to clean your
fittings and prevent rusting.
Ensure your leather garments and restraints
are long-lasting and
beautiful with the instructions given for careful care and maintenance.