Leather gloves are a stylish accessory that perfectly complements the look, giving it elegance and completeness.
Often, gloves are chosen as a gift, but in this case a certain problem may arise. Without fitting, a leather product can be either large
Features of working with skin
If the gloves are slightly small, you can try to stretch them at home. But if things are great, then eliminating such a problem is much more difficult. Qualitatively solve it will help in a special studio. True, it will be very expensive. If finances do not allow this, then you can try to reduce the leather product at home.
Before starting this procedure, you should familiarize yourself with the basic rules of working with the skin.
- Reduce the product at home can only be 1/2, a maximum of one size.
- If the gloves are lined with fur, then it is almost impossible to do.
- Only leather products are shrinkable, not dermantine products.
If gloves are made from huskies, they require more delicate handling due to the thin layer of skin.
How to reduce leather gloves at home so as not to spoil the skin?
In order not to spoil the thing, you must clearly follow the instructions for reducing the size of leather gloves.
Method number 1
Make a solution of monolithic soap in water at a temperature of about 40 ° C. If there is no such soap, then you can use an ordinary shampoo without strong fragrances. After that, just stretch the gloves in this water. Then without squeezing them, we spread on a terry towel so that excess moisture is absorbed.
This method is suitable for gloves made from pigskin or suede.
After that, dry in a horizontal position in a warm place.
Dry only in a horizontal position to avoid skin deformation.
Method number 2
The easiest way is to wet the gloves with very hot water. After that, they must be dried, as described above.
So that the skin does not change its structure and does not become dry, it is necessary to lubricate the surface of the gloves with a thick layer of moisturizing cream with a dense texture. You can also use transparent shoe polish.
Method number 3
This option is only suitable for dense products with fairly thick skin. It is necessary to fix a small amount of water in a saucepan, where the glove will completely enter. At the time of boiling, dip the gloves into the pan for a few seconds. Then dry and treat with olive oil on a dry surface.
If there are doubts about the quality of the leather product, then this method can only exacerbate the situation.
Method number 4
This option is suitable for thin products from huskies. It is strictly forbidden to dip them into water, so you can dip them into gasoline. After which it has been removed, slightly dried and laid on a horizontal surface, wiped with a soft cloth. Sprinkle with talcum powder on top, remembering to do it on both sides.
Method number 5
This method is the simplest, but to achieve the effect, you will have to repeat the procedure several times, each time trying on a glove. It is necessary to take liquid fish oil (not encapsulated) and carefully wipe the leather product with it. This should only be done with oil that does not have a pronounced smell. Otherwise, then the gloves will give off a foreign smell.
Where can I go to reduce gloves?
If you don’t feel like experimenting with a thing or if you have doubts that a decent result will be obtained, then you need to contact a specialized studio. Choose only those that work with leather things.
Two main methods can be suggested or recommended here. The first is a chemical effect on the structure of the skin. The second way is simply to alter the product to your size.