Aniline Leather Urine Deodorizer Kit L5.uk2 by Leather Doctor is to decontaminate urine of its ammonia odors and sticky, slimy feel when detect with wet fingers.
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What is Urine?
Urine is a compound waste discharge, comprises of urochrome, uric acid, and ammonium salt to deal with.
When Urine Odor becomes Present?
Urine when deposited attracts the natural bacteria from the atmosphere and starts to ferment, a putrid odor will develop from the protein component of the urine and an ammonia odor will develop from the ammonium salt.
How does Urine Denature Leather?
Urine ammonic odor becomes present when the pH of the contamination could have shifted to 10.
Urine when fermented moves the pH value of leather above the average pH of 3 to 5 causing the amphoteric protein fiber to weaken its ionic positive (+ve) attraction and become shifting ionic negative (-ve) which causes the protein fibers to repel its other ionic negative (-ve) constituents like the tanning agent, fatliquor and dyestuff.
Urine leather damage causes the leather constituent to break the hydrogen bonds with the protein fiber, the leather starts to denature and revert to rawhide.
What is the Effect of an Aged Urine?
Urine contamination on leather that aged reveal the darkening effect from the fugitive tanning agents and a whitening effect from the fugitive fatliquor resulting in leather stiffness.
Urine-damaged fugitive dyestuff or bleeding is only apparent from a white towel detection and yellowing is from the urochrome.
Urine leather denaturing or reverting to a rawhide effect is further confirmed by tackiness or in the worst-case sliminess in the presence of moisture.
How to Decontaminate Urine Stain?
Urine stains systematic sequence of decontamination approach includes surface residue removal with Leather Urine Cleaner-1.5, rinsing with Leather Acidifier-2.0 recharging the protein fiber ionic positive (+ve), and neutralizing the ammonium salt with Leather Urine Killer-2.1.
How to Control Urine Bacteria and Mold Growth?
Urine decontamination utilizing such a low pH treatment retards bacteria activities from off-gassing putrid odors, a natural pH control without the need to use bactericide or fungicide for mold prevention.
Urine is a type of soiling that will require a biochemistry approach to decontaminate it and in extreme cases, Leather Mold Killer-3.6 is recommended.
Urine-suspended contamination is purged with Leather Hydrator-3.3 which has ionic positive leather charging abilities, and active surfactants essential for foreign water movement within the interfibrillar spaces to redistribute the leather constituents and move urine-suspended particulates to the surface.
What is the Final Urine Wet Cleaning Process?
Urine final wet cleaning process within the leather structure is to remove the suspended yellowish compound through white wettable tissue paper as an extension of the leather surface in the wicking process as the leather dries naturally.
When to Commence Fatliquoring after Urine Decontamination?
Urine decontamination fatliquor replenishing commenced once the dried wettable tissue paper shows without a trace of urochrome.
How Fatliquor Works?
Fatliquor-5.0 emulsified fat and oil-encased water molecule breaks free when hydrogen bond attraction takes place between the fat and oil with the protein fiber, leaving a breathing space essential for leather transpiration to function naturally.
Fatliquor fat plumps the leather with fullness from easily collapsing into creases and wrinkles during stress or flex, while the oil lubricates the fibers so that they slide over one another like millions of interconnecting hinges with smoothness.
Fatliquor is the lifeblood of leather and this unique characteristic of suppleness and strength depends on it to restore leather after urine contamination effectively.
Example of picture showing urine damages decontaminated and refinished!
What is the Sequence of the Urine Decontamination Process?
* Restoration Cleaning:
1- Surface contamination is towel extracted and remaining soiling is removed with Leather Urine Cleaner-1.5 in conjunction with detailing horsehair Brush-1, optional leather Eraser-4, and terry towel extraction until the towel shows clean.
2- The remaining residue is further rinsed off with Leather Acidifier-2.0 in conjunction with horsehair Brush-1, optional leather Eraser-4, and towel extraction until the towel shows clean.
3- The leather surface is fingertips detected for any tackiness and should return to a healthy squeaky feel once the leather is pH balanced.
* Urine Stain Treatment:
1- Apply Leather Urine Killer-2.1 and let it soak until slowly and naturally dry. The sour odor will dissipate once it evaporates completely.
1- Leather Hydrator-3.3 is applied to soak into the leather to relax stiff and stick together fibers and to wick out suspended foreign contamination.
2- A highly absorbent stretchable paper towel has two uses, first is to act as a reservoir for the hydrator to be slowly absorbed into the leather, and the second is to stretch without air spaces so that wicks through soiling particulates are peeled off safely when the paper dries.
1- Fat and oil replenishing with Fatliquor-5.5 is applied and distributed with a foam brush until the leather is saturated.
2- Continuous second or third application is repeated each round the water contents evaporate until saturation.
3- Leave the leather natural drying for extra softness.
4- Desired softness is again further stake, massaged, or flexed.
1- Leather Scent Protector-B+ is applied by mist spray and spread with a paper towel.
2- For routine application, a paper towel is recommended to extract soiling simultaneously.