Care & Maintenance
Care and Maintenance
What are the leather care and maintenance instructions for your product?” One of the best things about leather, and why we love our industry so much is, the ease of leather care and maintenance. There is little to no upkeep involved.
Always test any cleaning and care procedures on inconspicuous areas to avoid damage.
4 Easy Leather Care and Maintenance Instructions
- Obtain a dry white, clean cloth.
- Dust your leather.
- Put a touch of water on your cloth.
- Clean your leather.
Most of our leathers are already treated for some level of water and stain resistance. Please ask us about caring for specific leather products or stains whenever
Finished Leathers / Semi-Aniline
Finished leather receives a protective treatment during the tanning process, which allows for easy cleanup of everyday soiling and spills. Many leathers will initially repel liquids, but if left to stand over an extended period of time, the liquids will be absorbed. It is a good idea to blot up spills immediately. Even if the spill is absorbed, it will dissipate in time and eventually diffuse.
For Common Spots and Spills
Blot excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use Mild Cleanser and gently wipe the spill. Allow to air dry naturally. Clean the entire area where the spill occurred, for example, the entire seat cushion or entire arm. Do not dry wet areas with heat guns, hair dryers, etc.
For Stubborn Spots and Stains
Apply Leather Cleaner from a good leather cleaning kit to a clean, wet sponge and rub gently. Wipe with a clean, dry cloth. Always try the cleaning method in a hidden area first to test the results.
For Butter, Oil or Grease
Wipe excess butter, oil or grease off of the leather with a clean, dry cloth and leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather in a short period of time. Do not apply water to try to wash a butter, oil or grease spot.
For Ink and Lipstick Stains
Apply Ink Remover to the stain immediately. Allow 30 seconds for the stain to dissolve. Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe away both the Ink Remover and stain. Repeat as necessary.
Do Not Use
Any saddle soaps, oils, abrasives, soaps, furniture polish, varnish or ammonia water. These may harm the finish and permanently damage the leather.
Use Leather Protector. Leather Wipes on a regular basis to nourish leather, retain softness, and protect it from future stains.
Natural, pure aniline leather has very little surface protection. If your pure aniline leather becomes soiled, immediately blot excess liquid with a soft, clean cloth. Use Mild Cleanser for spots and spills. Clean the entire area (i.e. the entire seat cushion, arm rest, etc.) starting from the outside of the spill to the center. Use 3-in-1 Leather Wipes to maintain and condition the leather as needed. Please note that due to the natural characteristics of these leathers, scratches and marks may appear on the surface over time. This appearance is the “character” of natural leather.
Do Not Use
Any saddle soaps, oils, abrasives, soaps, furniture polish, varnish or ammonia water. These will strip the waxes from the surface of the leather and affect the color and the look of your leather.
Nubuck is leather that has been tanned, dyed, and sanded on the surface of the hide to expose the fiber structure. Since the fiber structure is exposed, nubuck is treated with water and stain repellent during the tanning process.
Lightly blot liquid spills with a paper towel or damp sponge. For dried on soils, lightly comb or brush out the ﬂeece. For a deep cleaning, dry cleaning is recommended
Gently hand or machine wash in warm water. Wash with mild liquid hand soap or enzyme free washing liquids. Do not dry in direct sunlight or artificial heat. Always allow sheepskin to dry slowly.