Leather Finish


Popov Leather wallets with a ghost wax finish

Leather Finishes

Definition of Leather Finish

A leather finish is the mechanical technique used to alter the look and feel of a leather product after it’s tanned (cured). 

Manufacturers finish their leather for many reasons: 

  • To make it more scratch and dirt resistant by adding a protective layer
  • To give it a desired texture depending on the leather product’s functionality
  • To elevate the look of the leather product
  • To improve the product’s durability and resistance to wear and tear

Example of Leather Finish in a Sentence

"Wow! What a beautiful leather finish! This tote bag caught my eye the moment I walked in."

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