Leather Finish

Popov Leather wallets with a ghost wax finish

Leather Terminology / 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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Written by Ryan Popoff

Ryan Popoff is the creative mind behind Popov Leather wallets, iPhone cases, belts, watch bands and journals since 2013. With a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, my leatherworking journey began at home. I wanted to create a simple leather wallet that could fit into my front pocket and — to my delight — it was a hit with family and friends. Hopefully you love our honest, quality leather goods too! Read more