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文章: Dollar stores care products vs. leather-only care products! ︎ The result of actually cleaning the leather wallet and comparing the finish

Dollar stores care products vs. leather-only care products! ︎ The result of actually cleaning the leather wallet and comparing the finish

Dollar stores care products vs. leather-only care products! ︎ The result of actually cleaning the leather wallet and comparing the finish

At 100-yen stores, you can find tools that can be used for caring leather products such as leather wallets.

However, some might be curious about the differences in the finish when using 100-yen store tools compared to dedicated leather care tools.

This time, we would like to introduce a comparison of the finish after caring for leather products using both 100-yen store care products and dedicated leather care products.

For the 100-yen store care products, we use familiar items such as DAISO's brush, cream, and cloth. On the other hand, for the dedicated leather care products, we use the Hallelujah Care Set specifically designed for vegetable tanned leather.

ケア用品使用アイテム

Care with 100 yen care products

100 Yen Leather Care Products

The 100-yen store care products include familiar DAISO items, such as a shoe brush (made of pig hair), shoe cream, and shoe polishing cloth, all available for 100 yen each.

DAISO 靴ブラシ(豚毛)

DAISO shoe brush (pig hair)
Source: Daiso Store

DAISO 油性靴クリーム(靴用、中缶、無色)

DAISO oily shoe cream (for shoes, medium size, colorless)
Source: Daiso Store

DAISO 靴みがきクロス(革靴用)

 

Daiso shoe polishing cloth (for leather shoes)
Source: Daiso Store

 

Care procedures with 100-yen care products

①Brushing (dust removal)

100均のケア用品ブラッシング(ほこり取り)

First, we will try the 100-yen store care products. We start by using the pig hair brush.

The pig hair brush from Daiso has slightly shorter bristles, which are firm and just the right amount of stiffness. It has a size that fits well in hand, making it easy to hold and brush with minimal effort.

We begin by removing the dirt and dust from the surface. Ideally, a "soft and fine" horsehair brush is best for dusting, but in this case, we are using the 100-yen store pig hair brush.

The pig hair brush is firm and sharp, making it suitable for spreading and blending the cream. However, as pig hair contains a higher amount of fat, using the pig hair brush during brushing can add shine to the leather.

The slight scratches have diminished, and the brushing seems to be done appropriately up to this point, without any issues.

100均のケア用品ブラッシング(ほこり取り)

②Cream application

100均のケア用品クリーム塗布

The next step is the cream application. We will substitute the shoe cream available at the 100-yen store.

The cream sold at Daiso has a texture similar to that of a candle, and it is on the harder side.

The mitten-like cloth is easy to put on, making it quite convenient when applying the cream.

First, we apply the cream following the usual care method. Since it's hard and doesn't seem to spread easily, we take a slightly larger amount.

When taking it out, it crumbles a bit, so we take it as if placing it on the cloth.

The spreading performance is visibly poor. There is no sense of the cream penetrating into the leather.

Let's compare the before and after applying on one half. A matte coating feeling is evident.

100均のケア用品クリーム塗布仕上がり

Continuing, we will keep applying the cream. Since it is hard and doesn't spread easily, we need to apply it frequently to ensure full coverage on the surface.

Although the overall coating feeling has emerged, it meets the acceptable standard visually. When we look at the backside before applying, it appears to have improved in appearance.

However, there is no sense of suppleness, so it doesn't seem like the nutrients have penetrated into the leather.

 

③Brushing (finishing)

100均のケア用品ブラッシング(仕上げ)

For the finishing brushing step, we will use the same pig hair brush as before.

Imagine that the heat helps the cream penetrate. Be careful around corners and seams, as cream tends to accumulate in those areas.

 

Care finish with 100-yen care products

100均のケア用品でケア仕上がり

The subtle shine has transformed into a beautiful luster. It is recommended to have a final brushing step.

 

Care with exclusive leather care products

レザー専用ケア用品でお手入れ

Next, use Hallelujah's Vegetable tanned leather care set to take care of it.

Hallelujah オリジナル ケアセット

[Leather care] Hallelujah original care set makeup box 1,888 yen (tax included)

▶︎Detail

It is a set that includes a Penetrate brush, UV protection infused cream, and a microfiber cloth.

 

Care instructions with specialized leather care products

①Brushing (dust removal)

First, let's begin with the brushing step. The brush has a beechwood handle and soft horsehair bristles, making it easy to hold and gentle on the leather. Similar to the 100-yen store item, we use the brush to remove dust and dirt through brushing.

レザー専門ケア用品ブラッシング(ホコリ取り)

The horsehair bristles are supple, allowing us to brush quickly and effortlessly. Since the brush has a narrow surface area, we can brush in detail. The edges and gaps are easy to reach with the brush. While we don't apply strong pressure, some larger scratches may remain, but the smaller parts look clean and perfect.

②Cream application

レザー専用ケア用品クリーム塗布

Next is the cream application step. We will apply the cream containing moisturizing ingredient, squalane.

The microfiber cloth has excellent absorbency, making it suitable for removing dirt without causing scratches during the care process.

First, we take a small amount of cream and spread it out. Be careful not to take too much, as it can cause staining.

The cream spreads smoothly and glides easily. It is easy to apply with a firm coating on the surface.

レザー専用ケア用品クリーム塗布

There is a gradual feeling of penetration as it goes in little by little. It smoothly glides and then comes to a gentle stop.

Rather than applying it all at once, we take our time to thoroughly penetrate into the depths of the leather.

Let's compare the before and after applying on one half. It has achieved a nice suppleness and a moderate shine.

レザー専用ケア用品クリーム塗布

Taking a small amount again, we proceed to apply the cream to the remaining half.

Similarly, we start by applying it all over and work on gradually penetrating it into the leather, ensuring thorough coverage.

We spread it evenly over the entire surface, including the edges and seams.

Overall, it gives a sense of moisture and a matte finish. The feeling of heavy coating is minimal.

レザー専用ケア用品クリーム塗布

③Brushing (finishing)

レザー専用ケア用品ブラッシング(仕上げ)

In the final finishing brushing step, we address any areas where the cream might have been missed in the gaps while ensuring further penetration.

Due to the small surface area of the brush, we perform detailed and careful brushing during this step as well.

Care finish with leather care products

レザー専用ケア用品ブラッシング(仕上げ)

With the disappearance of scratches and the emergence of moisture and a matte finish, the texture and appearance have significantly improved.

This time, we compared leather care using both 100-yen store and dedicated leather care products.

While both result in a visually appealing outcome, the dedicated leather care products have a clear advantage in terms of texture.

Leather, like a living organism, requires essential nutrients and moisturizing care.

 

Comparison of 100-yen leather care vs. leather-only care finish

100均のレザーケアvsレザー専用ケア仕上がり

■ 100-yen Store Care Products

Shine: ★★★

Moisture: ★

Coating Feeling: ★★★★

■ Dedicated Leather Care Products

Shine: ★★★★

Moisture: ★★★★★

Coating Feeling: ★

Everyone may have different preferences for their desired appearance and texture, so consider this as a reference when choosing care products to use at home.

 

【レザーケア】Hallelujah オリジナル ケアセット

[Leather care] Hallelujah original care set makeup box 1,888 yen (tax included)

▶︎Detail

ラウンド長財布 8,888円(税込)

Round long wallet used for care 9,999 yen (tax included)

▶︎Detail

 

Comparison between 100-yen leather care and leather-specific care

In this comparison between 100-yen leather care and dedicated leather care, how did it go?

Both products managed to make the scratches less noticeable and brought out a shine on the leather. However, with the leather-specific cream, you can provide moisture, prevent dryness, and potentially use the leather wallet for a longer period.

While the 100-yen leather care items can serve as temporary solutions, if you want to maintain the item for an extended period, I recommend using dedicated leather care products for regular maintenance.

Thank you for reading until the end.

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