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Whether you’re welding, working in construction or just challenging someone to a duel, your leather gloves will get dirty. Washing is a great way to increase a glove’s lifespan, unfortunately you can’t just throw them in the wash with your laundry and hope for the best. So how do you clean leather work gloves? Let’s find out…
Now I bet your next question is: Does this apply to both grain and split-leather? It does!
Not sure about the difference between grain and split-leather? We’ve got you covered. When leather is first removed from the hide of an animal, it’s extremely thick. So the leather needs to be split into layers — like split and grain.
Grain leather is the top layer, which is more expensive than split-leather because of its appearance — Because it is more aesthetically appealing, grain leather is usually found in commercial goods like purses and shoes. Since the grain remains, it provides fiber strength and durability. The grain also has breathability, meaning it will remain cooler over longer periods of time.
Split-leather is the bottom more fibrous part of the hide, which is commonly called suede leather. Split-leather has higher abrasion resistance, great puncture resistance and impressive flexibility compared to other types of leather.
(Want to learn more about leather? Check out our The Bad-Ass Guide to Leather Work Gloves by clicking the picture below!)
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