Leather Gloss Measurement and Maintenance Method | Gloss Checker
Different leather products have different surface gloss due to the influence of leather materials and processing techniques. The gloss checker can accurately detect the surface gloss of leather.
I. Is there a gloss standard for leather gloss?
Leather is denatured and non-perishable animal skin obtained through physical and chemical processing such as depilation and tanning. At present, there are mainly two types of leather products on the market: genuine leather and artificial leather. Different leather products have different requirements for surface gloss in order to adapt to different application scenarios.
Such as some leather shoes, you need a relatively high gloss. And some leather sofas, in order to enhance the surface anti-staining ability, they will choose a relatively low gloss leather.
However, China currently does not have clear requirements for the gloss of leather. Different manufacturers will test the gloss according to the needs of actual products.
II. How to measure the gloss of leather?
1. The gloss checker can measure leather gloss
For testing the gloss of leather, you can use Linshang gloss checker LS192, Linshang gloss checker LS192 is an instrument for measuring the surface glossiness of objects, and its application range is very Extensive, can measure gloss on the surface of paint, paper, plastic, furniture, ceramics, marble, rubber, ink, leather and various fabric products. Different angles of incidence are used to measure the gloss of leather, and the results are also different. The larger the angle of incidence, the greater the specular reflectance, the higher the gloss.
2. Choose the angle of the gloss meter according to different situations
The 60-degree angle generally used on the market, like the universal 60-degree gloss checker LS192 from Linshang Technology, with a range of 1000GU, a high-gloss and low-gloss leather material. Both can be tested because the gloss is a relative value. When there is no uniform standard in the applied industry, the LS192 gloss checker can be used for testing. If the industry has a uniform standard, it is best to use the same angle of testing. Therefore, when selecting the measurement angle, you should choose differently according to different situations.
III. How to maintain the gloss of leather?
1. Clean the leather sofa
When the leather sofa is seriously polluted, not only the original luster will be lost, but dirt will penetrate into the leather pores. Before cleaning in the previous process, clean these dirt. At this time, a special steam engine and a special cleaning agent for cleaning the sofa may be used.
2. Protective fluid should be applied to the leather sofa
After cleaning, a layer of protective fluid should be applied to the sofa to prevent dirt from penetrating into the pores of the cortex again to form secondary pollution. The protective liquid is better to use a special liquid soft wax for the dermis, otherwise the cortex will harden and age quickly.
3. Avoid high temperature, direct sunlight, pets and dust
Do not place leather furniture in direct sunlight, or near a radiator or stove, otherwise the leather material will lose moisture and change. Pay attention to avoid scratching the leather of shoes or metal parts of the leather, try to avoid pets approaching; once a week Or scrub the dust twice with a dry cloth and use a vacuum cleaner to clean up the dead ends.
4. Apply a protective film or leather maintenance oil
Before using the leather sofa, you need to apply a protective film on the maintenance wax. This can effectively prevent dirt and sweat from getting into the pores of the sofa, otherwise it will be difficult to clean it later. There are many cleaners that damage the cortex. It is difficult to see when you first use the cleaner, and problems may occur over time. Use maintenance oil to maintain the leather sofa. Maintenance leather sofa can be coated with a layer of leather maintenance oil. If there is no maintenance oil in the home, it can be replaced with a leather jacket oil or colorless jacket oil with the same color as the leather.
To maintain the gloss of the leather material, we must pay attention to the above points. When judging the gloss of leather, you can use a professional gloss checker.