Rustico

Cortina has created Rustico to be the perfect instrument for the discriminating and practical designer. Like many “distressed” leathers, Rustico is aniline-dyed and treated with paraffin to showcase the natural beauty of this organic product. However, Cortina’s Italian artisans go a step further, subtly blending a protective topcoat, making it suitable for most designs. Like all genuine distressed leathers, Rustico reveals, rather than hides the natural characteristics like scratches and bug bites shows color variation across the hide and will age beautifully becoming more “worn-looking” with time as it lightens and darkens with use.

 
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Leather Details
Hide Size :
50-55 sq.ft.
Thickness :
1.0-1.2 mm
Qualities :
Waxy, distressed aniline leather with medium sheen
Care & Cleaning

Aniline leathers are designed to age gracefully, increasing in beauty over time. Very little care is required—general upkeep requires only an occasional dusting with a clean cloth. Never use oils, saddle soaps, harsh cleaners or cleaners containing abrasives on aniline leather. Periodically, you may wish to gently wipe the leather with a clean, damp cloth to remove accumulated soil and allow it to air dry. Should a spill occur, remove immediately by blotting with a clean, dry, absorbent cloth to avoid permanent discoloration. Should soiling remain, a solution of lukewarm water and a mild soap such as Ivory® or a mild cleanser such as Woolite® may be used. Dampen a clean white cloth in the solution and gently wipe the affected area using a circular motion. Never apply the solution directly to the leather. Rinse completely with a clean cloth to ensure all cleaner is removed. Dry with a paper towel or dry cloth and allow to completely air dry. It may be necessary to repeat this procedure, allowing the leather to completely dry between applications. To avoid harming the leather, do not rub vigorously or for an extended period. It may not be possible to remove all stains from this natural product.