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Re: [BKARTS] Questions about choosing a leather conditioning product / darkening le ather



Cara,

Sorry for getting your name wrong! Please forgive.

Ed
--- Cara Schlesinger <turtlegrace1@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> A friend of mine just acquired a set of the 1939
> Nonesuch Shakespeare.  It's bound in a fairly light
> orange-tan Levant Morocco, which is pretty dry.  He
> usually uses either lanolin or a Talas product that
> combines lanolin and neatsfoot oil to condition
> leather, but these books are light enough that he's
> concerned about a) uneven darkening on a given book,
> especially in the joints, and b)uneven darkening
> across the set, which is now uniform in color.
>
> I've searched the archive and found names of quite a
> few leather conditioning products (lanolin is not
> one of them).  Some of those postings addressed
> darkening, but not in any thorough way.  Does anyone
> on the list have experience with this?  Can anyone
> make some distinctions between these products and
> their recommended uses, their pros and cons, whys
> and why nots?  Here's the list:
>
> Klucel-G
> SC6000
> Neatsfoot Oil
> Polyglycerol
> Backus leather binding polish
> Renaissance wax polish
>
> For what it's worth, these books are in New York
> City, which is neither overly humid nor overly dry,
> and they're stored behind glass in a barrister
> bookcase, away from direct light.
>
> Thanks in advance for your thoughts,
>
> Cara Schlesinger
> Faenwyl Studio
> Brooklyn and Youngsville, NY
>
>
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