The first oiling
To protect the leather and let its qualities properly develop over time, it is essential to apply saddle oil prior to first use. This treatment waterproofs, softens and deeply nourishes the leather.
Apply the oil evenly over the article using a brush. Next, apply the replenishing balm using a sponge, without forgetting the seams, protected by the greasy substance. Finally, to achieve an even colour and remove any excess, massage the leather with a cloth or soft brush.
It is worth noting that calfskin and bull calfskin are more flexible than cowhide and should only be lightly oiled, as they absorb high amounts of oil. These are located on the seat, padded flaps and saddle panels.
Let the leather absorb the product for 24 hours in a ventilated room. Natural leather will darken before lightening slightly to obtain its definitive colour. Beware - there is a risk of transfer during the first few uses.