For common spills or accidents like red wine, coffee, tea, juice, food, soup, cat or dog urine, faeces and vomit – soak up liquids or wipe up spills with a paper towel or sponge as soon as possible.
Remove any solid matter (like dog/cat/child vomit or excrement) with the blunt edge of knife or spatula by scraping gently in the direction of the hair.
Try not to push nasty solid accidents deeper into the leather because this makes it more difficult to clean.
The Gorgeous Creatures cowhide cleaner is antibacterial and will prevent nasty smells from re-occurring by killing the bacteria.
Finish one section completely before starting the next section.
Wipe the cowhide vigorously in any direction with a damp (but not dripping wet) clean cloth or sponge. Do not soak the leather or get the hide too unnecessarily wet.
Rinse the cloth or sponge in fresh water and wipe again to remove any residual cleaning solution. Repeat if necessary until clean and most of the cleaning product has been removed.
Wipe the whole hide with a clean dry towel to remove as much moisture as possible.
Brush the hair into its natural direction using a plastic bristle brush like a scrubbing brush.
Dry the animal skin flat and very slowly away from direct heat and sun.
Do not be tempted to speed up the drying process with direct heat or sun as this will make the leather go hard and stiff.
Brush the hair again once dry to fluff it up.
A dehumidifier in the room can help to draw the dampness out of the leather slowly and provides a dry environment to aid leather drying.