DO NOT oil suede
DO use a clean sponge for applying different products
DO NOT over oil your leather goods
DO inspect your equipment each time you clean it. This is a great opportunity to look for loose stitching, stress cracks or other damage to the leather and also any damaged hardware.
DO NOT "kill your leather with kindness"
- Conditioner and Oil can be overused. Leather that is overly saturated with oils will tend to stretch more when stress is applied to it. I always recommend a light coat of oil or conditioner when applying it. My rule of thumb is you can always put more on if you feel it needs more once dry but, it is very difficult to remove.
DO NOT soak leather in anything…..water, oil, conditioners. The fibers of the leather will absorb more liquid than necessary, which can cause premature wear & damage to the equipment.