Finish - Leather Furniture

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Pigmented leather is finished with a solid-pigment coating to provide consistent color and texture. Dyed leather, usually treated with a type of aniline formula, is transparent and colors leather, but does not provide the coverage a pigment finish does. A simple comparison would be to a painted finish (pigment), versus a stain finish (dye). Generally, a pigment finish is appropriate for high-traffic, tough-wear situations.
 
More than wood or even upholstery, leather has the quality of changeability. Many people select leather for that very property-that as it ages, it takes on a worn but rich patina. Aniline-dyed leathers are the best choices for this type of aging. But even pigment-dyed leathers will eventually age in their own way.
 
Like upholstery, leather will fade, and the best way to slow that process is to place leather furnishings where they will receive as little direct sunlight as possible.
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Finish -

Leather Furniture


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Pigmented leather is finished with a solid-pigment coating to provide consistent color and texture. Dyed leather, usually treated with a type of aniline formula, is transparent and colors leather, but does not provide the coverage a pigment finish does. A simple comparison would be to a painted finish (pigment), versus a stain finish (dye). Generally, a pigment finish is appropriate for high-traffic, tough-wear situations.
  
More than wood or even upholstery, leather has the quality of changeability. Many people select leather for that very property-that as it ages, it takes on a worn but rich patina. Aniline-dyed leathers are the best choices for this type of aging. But even pigment-dyed leathers will eventually age in their own way.
  
Like upholstery, leather will fade, and the best way to slow that process is to place leather furnishings where they will receive as little direct sunlight as possible.
 
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