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Should I expect some marks and scars when using aniline leather?

Scars and marks on aniline leather occur due to various reasons. Aniline leather undergoes dyeing with soluble dyes without a resilient topcoat or protective layer.

This allows the natural beauty and grain of the leather to show through, making aniline leather soft, supple and luxurious but at the same time makes it more susceptible to marks and blemishes.

Here are a few possible reasons why you might find scars and marks on aniline leather.



Natural Characteristics:

Aniline leather originates from premium hides, displaying natural traits such as insect bites, wrinkles, stretch marks, and scratches. These inherent features are not viewed as faults but instead elevate the leather’s uniqueness and authenticity.


Handling and Usage:

Daily use, accidental spills, friction, or improper handling can result in marks on aniline leather. Scratches, scuffs, and stains may occur if the leather comes into contact with sharp objects, rough surfaces, or substances that can penetrate the leather pores.


Sunlight Exposure:

Aniline leather is sensitive to sunlight and may fade or develop marks when exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods. UV rays can cause the colour to lighten and result in uneven fading or discolouration.


Ageing and Patina:

Over time, aniline leather develops a rich patina that adds character and depth to its appearance. Natural wear, exposure to oils sunlight, and also environmental elements is how the patina is formed. While patina can enhance the beauty of aniline leather, it can also include minor imperfections and marks.


It’s important to note that aniline leather requires regular care and maintenance to keep it in good condition. To keep the leather in the best condition. You must clean, condition, and protect the leather appropriately. (Click this link to read our blog post on how to clean and care for your leather).

If you have concerns about specific marks or scars on your aniline leather. It may be helpful to consult a professional leather cleaner or an expert in leather care for advice.