ANILINE LEATHER (also called natural)
The surface of this leather is coloured with the transparent colours. It
creates the effect similar to the treated wood. The color doesn´t cover the
structure, which stays natural and visible. Aniline leather has certain
disadvantages, it is all natural and every piece of leather is unique. This
kind of leather has minimal outside protection, so it is sensible to the
effects of usage. For preserving its natural beauty, it is crucial to clean and
protect it regularly from the very beginning of its usage.
This type of leather is slightly covered by the pigment coating, reaching the visible uniformity of the colour and covering the small imperfections. To preserve its natural look, the colour is applied by spraying. The coating offers just the small protection and it is necessary to treat the leather regularly from the very beginning of its usage.
This is the most spread leather finish. The uniform look of the leather surface is achieved by the pigment and resin coating followed by applying the protective coating. It is ideal for the furniture and the car industry, where "use without problems" philosophy is applied. Thanks to the Fenice products, this type of leather is easily maintained. It is also possible to fully renovate and repair the leather.
This kind of leather is basically the aniline leather, which has the grinded surface. It has a smooth and silky surface. The look and feel of this type of leather is incomparable and it is intended for infrequent usage. Special treatment is necessary and the cleaning from the very beginning of its usage is important. FENICE developed specific products for the nubuck leather treatment and protection.
Modern trends come and go, but the waxed and oiled leather will be here forever. Its name PULL-UP describes the unique feature of this leather type, also known as "Timberland", named after the well known shoe manufacturer. This leather will be brighter after stretching or reveals the other, brighter shade. This leather is treated by applying the special wax or oil agent.
This technique is based on creating the finishing film with the lay on paper. The glue is applied to the film and this film is printed on the leather. The covering paper is removed from finished leather and the perfect uniform/compact surface is revealed. After stretching of the Bycast, the leather becomes brighter and as soon as it is released, the original colour is restored.