I have a thick bridal leather briefcase, several yrs old. I wanted to clean it, you know from the everyday dirt, etc. there was a patch on the front that was dark- looked like dirt was wedged in the light creases of the tan leather.
Upon cleaning it with stubben's leather cleaner and then the stubben Hamanol I have found that this has only enhanced and grown the area to everywhere there was some creasing pressure (because the leather is quite thick) now I can see full on veins of dark (it did get lighter after it dried and I did try a spot on the inside bottom first, no problem- also there was no creases or places where it ever got bent)
Not a super big fan of the distressed look for business- am I being a internet anal retard about this or will it go away or can I fix it?
(neatsfoot oil- and just kill the current color?)
(love this forum, never have I learned so much about what only a fraction of the world cares about- thanks in a good way)