The busier parts of the year are over & you’re all ready to start storing your yacht. But wait! Have you cleaned the whole boat? And most importantly, have you made sure the interior is well protected to last the whole year until next yachting season comes?
Weather vs. Leather Boat Upholstery
Leather is a highly durable material & adds a layer of aesthetic to your boat’s overall appearance. But when you have leather furniture on your vessel, upkeep can be a challenge. You don’t want them to mildew or rot over and you want them to look, feel & stay great while waiting for the next adventure.
Exposed to high amounts of UV rays, heat, humidity & soiling throughout many journeys, you should never skip maintenance for your leather upholstery. With the proper cleanup & rejuvenation process, your leather seats will last way longer.
3C for Supple Leather: Clean, Coat, Condition!
Before off-season hits, you should do 3 maintenance steps for your leather interior. These 3 steps help lift contaminants off the surface, repels undesirable elements & moisturize the leather for longevity. If you’re not sure how to achieve them, don’t worry. We’ll give you the step by step right below!
1. Clean Your Leather Seats
Before you wipe anything else onto the leather, you’d want to make sure that the surface is clean. Spray ecoclean interior over the leather seat and gently wipe away the moisture. Formulated using a powerful soy-based solvent, this product easily lifts stains away from the surface without any sticky residue left behind.
ecoclean interior is a natural, citrus scented, extremely powerful, textile, carpet, upholstery, leather, vinyl and all-purpose interior cleaner. Thanks to its plant derived formulation, ecoclean interior is biodegradable.
2. Coat to Protect Your Leather Surface
Once your leather seats are clean, you’d want to keep them clean. What better way to maintain cleanliness than to make it dirt repellent? Using ecocoat leather will create an invisible layer that repels undesirable liquid, dirt, dye and UV-radiation. It can be applied on virtually any leather you have on your vessel.
ecocoat leather is a REACH compliant 100% breathable, low VOC, non etching coating. It crosslinks with the surface of the leather once applied. The result is improved protection against unwanted liquids, dirt and stains without altering the flexibility, appearance or texture of the coated surface.
3. Condition to Maintain Your Supple Leather
Last but not least, maintain the beauty of your leather seats by cleaning & moisturizing every 6 months. Our powerful 2-in-1 cleaner & conditioner, ecoshine leather, is perfect for the occasion. Our bio-based formula contains plant-based emollients & conditioning agents which naturally lift contaminants from the leather pores. The treated leather will have a rich & nourished surface.
No More Cracked & Dull Leather
Due diligence may take a bit of an effort but your leather seats are worth every bit of energy & penny spent. Especially when you zoom into the blue sea for the next adventure. And if the boat’s just too big for a one-man crew, you know IGL Coatings can assist you anywhere in the world. Just let us know where & when here 😉
Where Can I Get IGL Coatings ecocoat leather & ecoshine leather?
Wondering where to get IGL Coatings ecocoat & ecoshine range for your leather products? IGL Coatings have distributors and detailers around the world to help you get that top supple quality for your leather. Just click here to find the nearest detailer!