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PRE-TANNING INSTRUCTIONS

COMPLETE THE PAPERWORK AND BOOK IN, TAKE A PHOTO OF THE FLAT HIDE.

SALT THE HIDE

Take a photo of the hair side first, then salt the hide as soon as practically possible after it has been removed, with at least 6-8 kg of fine grain salt. Please do not use sea salt or gritting salt.

Lay the hide out, ideally on pallets, somewhere cool, airy and dry, to salt. salt as evenly as possible, right to the edges.


RE-SALT THE HIDE

After about 3 days, the salt will get very wet, remove and dispose of. Re-salt with a further 6 – 8kgs of salt and leave for approx 10 – 14 days. Please call us if you think it does not look correct – 01874 754 211


DELIVERY WET

We need the hide when it is flexible enough to be folded into a box, but as dry as possible.

If you are courier delivering the hide, scrape as much salt off as possible to make it as light as possible, most couriers will not take more than 30kgs, a salted wet hide will weigh more than this. Pack in a plastic box not cardboard, and send by guaranteed 24 hour delivery as hides can “go off” in transit, do NOT send on a Friday in case they do not arrive until Monday.

All forms need to travel WITH the hide, and preferably printed photos, though these can be emailed to info@hayleyhansonhide.co.uk, ahead of time. As we live on a working farm, currently we are not allowed to accept unlicensed wet hides, therefore it is ESSENTIAL all hides are booked in. Any hides arriving by courier not pre-booked will be turned away.


TANNING PROCESS

Tanning takes from 6 to 12 months, you will be notified when your hide is ready. Payment is due prior to delivery, by cleared cheque, cash on collection, BACS or PayPal (additional fees apply)


DELIVERY HOME

Return delivery is included in the price.

ALL HIDE AND SKINS SHOULD BE AS CLEAN AS POSSIBLE AND FREE FROM MUCK. THE END RESULTS DEPEND ON THE QUALITY OF THE HIDE, THE SKILL OF THE SKIN REMOVAL, THE BREED, LENGTH AND THICKNESS OF HAIR, SEASON ETC. LONG-HAIRED BREEDS AND WINTER HAIR TAKES LONGER AND IS MORE DIFFICULT TO FLESH SO WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE.

PLEASE NOTE ALL HIDES SHOULD ARRIVE IN A RIGID PLASTIC (OR SIMILAR) BOX, WE ARE ON A WORKING FARM, DELIVERY IN A WOOL SHEET/PLASTIC SHEET IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AND YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE NEAREST DIY SHOP TO PURCHASE A CONTAINER

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