Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Caring For Leather Business Card Holders

You get a leather business card holder, no less! Of course, you put a high premium on tastefully selected items, so naturally, you don't settle for a simple business card holder. And because you know all these, you buy yourself a business card holder.

You know that they're a fixture of your corporate identity. You know how efficiently it helps you get organized. You know just how important business card holders are for you.

So, how do you take care of your leather business card holder?

1. Keep your leather business card holder dust-free.

In caring for any piece of leather, the best thing to do is keep it free of dust. The dustier leather business card holders are, the more creased they become. In fact, dust acts like sandpaper, cutting on the finish.

There are many ways for you to keep your leather business card holders clean. Different kinds of dirt, however, are remedied in different ways.

Dust: Wipe this off with a dry cloth or a brush.

Ink and pen marks: Pump your hairspray once or twice on the area with ink and pen marks. Then, blot it with a paper towel.

Spots: Make a cleansing solution that 's 50% white vinegar and 50% water. Then, spray it on the spots. This method is particularly effective on sugar and alcohol spots.

Oil/Grease: This can be removed from leather business card holders with a spray-on spot remover. Another thing you could use is rubber cement. Apply it over the spot. Leave it on until it dries, and then carefully rub it off.

2. Condition your leather business card holder.

If your hair needs conditioning, so does your leather business card holder. Conditioning, in this case, entails adding oils and conditioners to replace those that have dried up.

The frequency of leather conditioning depends on how frequently you shine your leather business card holder. Certain types of leather require more conditioning than others. If you live in a place with dry climate, you should condition your leather business card holder more. Be careful not to go overboard with the conditioner, though. After all, leather is leather, and it can only absorb so much.

3. Apply polish on your leather business card holders.

Your leather business card holders are not footwear, but they require polishing just the same. Treat them to a polish rubdown. Polish is good because not only does it protect leather from being ruined by rain, it also prevents leather from drying out.

When in doubt over the color, take the time to test it on a small area of your card holder first. Use cream polishes, but be sure to match the polish with the color of your leather. Those contain alcohol, which dries out leather. In choosing leather polish, do not pick the quick-dry ones.

Keep your leather business card holder a joy forever by making sure it stays clean, well-conditioned, and polished. Leather is known for its beauty and durability. John Keats writes, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." The same could be said of leather.


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