How Do I Care For Leather and How Do I Clean Leather?

Genuine leather requires very little care. Dust it regularly, and minor spots can be washed off. Use lukewarm water and mild soap, but nothing abrasive. Work up some suds and go over the surface with a soft cloth. Rinse off any soap film with clean water and toweling. It may dry dull, but normal gloss can be restored by rubbing with clean toweling. These instructions apply to finished leather only, not to any suede. Never use furniture polish, oil, varnish, ammonia, or cleaning solvents. Leather will last a lifetime if given the care it deserves.

How to care for leather and how to clean leather depends entirely upon what type of leather you have. And remember, cleaning leather is an imperfect art at best. We can break this down into three categories. If you are uncertain about something don’t hesitate to ask us!

A) How to care for and clean Pigmented Leathers. B) How to care for and clean Non-Pigmented Leathers. C) How to care for and clean Nubuk Leathers.

A) How to care for and clean Pigmented Leathers (including Protected Aniline Leathers). Pigmented leather is the easiest to care for and to clean. In general it can be identified by its shiny and glossy surface, however there are exceptions so be careful. It requires very little care. Use lukewarm water and mild soap, but nothing abrasive. Work up some suds and go over the surface with a soft cloth. Rinse off any soap film with clean water and toweling. It may dry dull, but normal gloss can be restored by rubbing with clean toweling. Never use saddle soap, furniture polish, oil, varnish, ammonia, or cleaning solvents. If you get ink or lipstick on your pigmented leather there are special products that can help remove these marks. For additional care and protection consider one of our Professional Cleaning Products.

Professional Cleaning Products: Tender Leather Care Cleaning Kits

Our Protected Aniline Kit contains a cleaner and conditioner.

$44.95

B) How to care for and clean Non-Pigmented Leathers (including Pure Aniline, Semi-Aniline Leathers). Non-Pigmented Leathers are more difficult to care for and to clean. It is important to note that a Semi-Aniline Leather falls into this category even though it has a small amount of pigment in it. In general non-pigmented leather can be identified by the lack of a shiny and glossy surface, however this is not a foolproof method of identification. This type or leather tends to absorb oils and stains and develops a patina over time as the leather ages. If you get any type of food on it, get it off as best you can with a dry cloth, without wiping it into the leather, and then leave it alone! The spot should dissipate into the leather in a short time. Do not try to clean with water. Never use saddle soap, furniture polish, oil, varnish, ammonia, or cleaning solvents. For additional care at the time of purchase, and we do recommend this, especially for non-pigmented leathers, consider one of our Professional Cleaning Products.

Professional Cleaning Products: Tender Leather Care Cleaning Kits​

Our Pure Aniline Kit contains a cleaner & sunguard conditioner. $44.95

C) How do I care for and clean Nubuk and Suede Leather? Nubuk and Suede are both difficult to care for and clean. Nubuk is top grain leather in which to grain has been buffed to resemble a suede-like appearance. Both are nearly impossible to clean. We recommend that you consider our Nubuk and Suede kit. This product contains a Nubuk foam cleaner, “mooncloth” and protection spray. This will give you a limited amount of protection to normal wear and prolong the life of your leather but will not prevent damage from major accidents. It is important to use this prior to any damage preferably at the time of purchase.

Professional Cleaning Products: Tender Leather Care Cleaning Kits

Our Nubuck & Suede Kit contains a Nubuck foam cleaner, “mooncloth” & protection spray $44.95

Magic Ink Roller for use on any protected aniline leather. Made to remove ink marks, ballpoint pen, lipstick and shoe polish. Please pre-test an inconspicuous area before using on leather that has not been treated with our Protected Aniline Kit. $25.00

For more information call: 1-800-521-4833 or Fax: 1-800-685-0955 Or send an e-mail to: rodenleather@gmail.com

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