How I fixed the curly edges of my Cowhide

May 11, 2016

How I fixed the curly edges of my Cowhide

One of the questions that my customers ask when we are at the trade shows showing our cowhide products is regarding the curly edges of the cowhides.


Last winter at our trade show season we reviewed all the questions we received on our showrooms on how to fix a curly edge in a cowhide rug, first at all I have to explain why this happen to a Cowhide Rug.


The tanning process is very important to produce a high quality cowhide rug, in this process we use different type of products to ensure every cowhide is an excellent floor accent for a high end room, if the products and the processes are not followed rigorously then we will have problems with the product like strong smell, the cowhide will not be soft and the hair will not shine.


For the reasons I described before, it is really important that you buy cowhide just form recognized brands that has incorporated quality assurance processes to produce cowhides.


But if you already bought a Cowhide and It has curly edges or the hair is not shine, I will teach you how to make it looks beautiful by yourself at home.


  1. Curly edges: this is a solution to have your cowhide flat without spending money on a new cowhides. it is not the best option but now it's your only option. Take the best scissors you have it at home and turn your cowhide on back side, make a line with a pen in the edges that is curly and try to make a nice shape following the same line of the border but taking away the curly edge, then use the scissors to cut the edges following the line you made with the pen, don't be afraid to cut it, this will make it looks better.
  2. Make the hair beautiful: go to the supermarket and buy a skin oil and a spray empty bottle, when you get home  fill the bottle with the skin oil and put the cap back, now you are ready to spray your cowhide with this oil, after this application brush the hair in the same direction the hair grows.

Now you have a beautiful cowhide but next time buy your cowhide at a recognized website I know the process Decohides follows and it is one of the best I ever see in my 10 years working with leather. Your best option will be buying a Cowhide for Decohides.



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