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Caring for Your Alligator Leather

January 29th, 2021

Alligator leather is one of the most stunning and durable of the luxurious exotic leathers. With the right care, alligator leather should last you many years of enjoyment. After purchasing a high-end piece of exotic alligator leather, it’s important to research how to take care of it properly.

Without the proper care, the flexibility, durability, and overall appearance of alligator leather can diminish drastically over time.

To help preserve the quality of your alligator leather, here are a few of our care tips:

Store the Leather in a Cool, Dry Place

When caring for your alligator leather products, they should always be stored in a cool, dry place. You should never bend your alligator leather when storing it. If you have alligator leather belts, hang them up from the buckle when storing!

What to Do When Your Alligator Leather is Wet

If your small alligator leather products become wet, the first thing you’re going to want to do is gently wipe off any excess water with a soft dry absorbent cloth. Once the water is wiped away, let the leather dry naturally and slowly without the assistance of direct sunlight or auxiliary heat. For the best results, you should make sure that there is clean, dry air passing over and under the leather. Usually, a small fan will do the trick!

After everything is dried, apply the leather conditioner to all exposed leather. Then repeat in another day or two, and your alligator leather should be as good as new.

Cleaning Your Alligator Leather

Never use household chemicals, alcohol, or other solvents to clean your alligator leather. Alligator leather is sensitive and using these types of cleaning material can destroy the finish.

Test Your Cleaning Products Before Applying

Just as you would with any of your other household products, always test your products before applying. Take a hidden surface of your leather and apply the conditioner following the manufacturer’s instructions. Pay close attention to your leather color because the wrong conditioner can cause the leather finishes to become less glossy or darken the color.

Purchasing Luxury Alligator Leather

At Insta-Gator Ranch and Hatchery, it’s our goal for you to use and enjoy our products for many years, and our detailed cleaning instructions should help you do that!

Shop our online collection of genuine alligator leather products and contact us today if you have any questions.