Take Care of Your Leather

July 28, 2017

Aren't you tired of looking at your damaged, dirty leather? It's time to change that! Our Leather Care Kit will become your new best friend, and more importantly, keep your leather looking brand new. 


The water-based Leather Cleaner gently washes furniture. While the Leather Protector adds an extra layer of protection against cracking, peeling, or discoloration. The Ink Remover helps spot clean recent ink marks or lipstick stains. When routinely used together, these leather treatments form a reliable team to help prolong the life of your leather furniture.

Each kit contains:

  • 8 oz. Leather Cleaner
  • 8 oz. Leather Protector
  • .65 oz. Ink Remover
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Sponge

Use the kit about once a month on high traffic areas, such as car seats, recliners, and living room furniture. Furniture that is not used often can be cleaned and protected every six months or so. However, stains must be considered recent, within 3-5 days, for a maximum effect. Don't use these products on nubuck or suede.

Step-By-Step Instructions 

Leather Cleaner:

Step 1

Pre-test Leather Cleaner in an inconspicuous area to be sure there is no color loss or darkening after drying. Apply the cleaner to a white cloth and rub in the hidden area. If color transfers to the white cloth, do not use the product.

Step 2

Shake well.

Step 3

Apply Leather Cleaner to a sponge and then squeeze the sponge to create foam.

Step 4

Use the sponge to gently scrub the leather. Add Leather Cleaner to the sponge as needed and squeeze for a foam after each addition.

Step 5             

Wipe the leather dry with a soft, clean cloth.


Leather Protector:

Step 6

Shake the Leather Protector well.

Step 7

Pour Leather Protector liberally into the soft cloth.

Step 8          

Use the wet cloth to wipe on Leather Protector liberally and evenly. Rewet the cloth as needed.

Step 9

Allow the Protector to dry for about an hour before using the furniture. Maximum protection is achieved after 24 hours of drying.

Step 10

If you want the leather to be shinier, buff the leather with a clean soft cloth.


Ink Remover:

Step 1

Pre-clean the area with Leather Cleaner.

Step 2

Remove the cap from the Ink Remover tube and push the tube from the bottom to reveal about ¼" of the stick.

Step 3          

Rub the Ink Remover stick directly onto the stain, making sure to cover the entire mark. Applying the stick from various directions helps get the remover down into the texture of the leather. An application from just one direction could leave voids. Allow the remover to do the work. Don't scrub hard because scrubbing could cause color loss. You will see the ink dissolving as you rub the stick over it.  As the stain transfers to the ink stick, wipe off the end of the stick with a tissue or a clean cloth.

Step 4

When it looks like the ink is dissolved, wash away the residue with Leather Cleaner (or a wipe). Dry the area with a tissue or a clean cloth. Do not substitute a colored cloth because color could be transferred to the leather.

Step 5

Most often, ink stains require 2 or 3 applications of Ink Remover to totally remove the ink. Repeat steps 3 and 4 one or two more times.

Step 6

If the stain still persists or is hard to get out of the grain of the leather, reapply the Ink Remover. Dip a soft bristled brush (such as a tooth brush) into distilled water, and use the brush to gently scrub the stain.

Step 7

Wash away the residue with Leather Cleaner. Dry the area with a tissue or a clean cloth. Scrubbing with brush may be repeated as needed.

Step 8

Protect the area from spills and soiling by applying Leather Protector with a clean cloth or by using Leather Protector Wipes.

We also have a Scratch Remover used to blend and hide surface scratches, rubs, and fingernail marks on aniline and pull-up leathers.


Leather Care Kit in Action

To see these products being used from start to finish, see this blog article by Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Or, you can watch this video from Tasha.

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Are you ready to protect your leather? Head over to Amazon to buy our Leather Care Kit.

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Stay tuned for next Friday!

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