Electrostatic charging of leather
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Electrostatic charging of leather - antistatic spray for leather
Normally leather does not generate static electricity. While leather furniture and vehicle leather attract dust over time, electrostatic charging is rarely the culprit.
In the few cases where this phenomenon occurs, the leather is heavily pigmented. The colour top coat then acts as an insulator and reduces the conductivity. It can get charged due to friction but very rarely.
In such cases, it is recommended to use commercially available antistatic sprays, which are also suitable for fabric. Always test the products in a hidden area first. Apply and rub vigorously with a cloth to check for any colour separation.