These hides are typically semi-aniline, impregnated with oil or wax to give them a worn look. The oils and waxes darken the original coloration, but ‘pull’ to a lighter colour when stretched. The finish offers unique, subtle colour variations and as they are aniline, the scars, scratches and wrinkles that occur naturally on the leather hides show through the finish. A rich patina will develop over time, and no top coat is applied.
This leather is created when oils mixed in with paraffin waxes are applied to the surface of the hide with a roller. Wrinkles and marks are an inherent part of this leather and purposefully add character to the leather.
Corrected grain leather
Corrected grain leather is suitable when one desires a more even/clean finish. Most imperfections are removed by abrading the natural grain surface before a uniform grain is embossed to it using a heated roller. The result is pristine with no natural markings showing but the feel of a natural leather is eroded by the process and the application of pigmented top coat.
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