Leather Care Kit

Each kit contains:

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

This kit supplies you with the tools you need to keep your leather furniture looking beautiful and feeling great. The water-based Leather Cleaner gently washes furniture, while the Leather Protector provides an added protection against cracking, peeling or discoloration over time. Spot clean accidents with the Ink Remover to help remove recent ink marks or lipstick stains. When routinely used together, these leather treatments form a reliable team to help prolong the life of your furniture. Stains must be considered recent within 3-5 days.

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Step-By-Step Instructions

Note:

The Leather Care Kit contains Mohawk's Leather Cleaner, Leather Protector, Ink Remover, a foam pad, and a soft cloth. These products are used to clean and maintain the beauty of your leather. Use the kit about once a month on high traffic areas such as car seats, recliners, and recreation room furniture. Furniture that is not used often can be cleaned and protected every six months or so. The products in this kit are perfect for use on pigmented (top coated) leathers and aniline leathers. Do not use them on nubuck or suede. These instructions will address the components individually.

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 products listed 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 wetted 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:

NOTE: Ink Remover is most effective on recent (3 to 5 days) ink stains.

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 ΒΌ" 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 a time or two more.

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to clean my leather furniture?

Always use a cleaner specifically designed for leather. Other cleaners will work to clean the leather, but, over time, they will damage the leather by robbing it of the chemicals infused during the tanning process to keep it soft and flexible. The Leather Cleaner provided as part of the Leather Care Kit is made specifically for cleaning leather.

How often should I clean my leather furniture?

The frequency of cleaning depends on the amount of usage. A piece that is used every day should be cleaned about once a month. Furniture that is not used very often can be cleaned just once every six months. Of course, it goes without saying that leather furniture should be cleaned when it's soiled no matter how much or how little it is used.

Can I use the products in the Leather Care Kit on all types of leather?

The products in the Leather Care Kit are designed to be used on pigmented (also called top coated leather), bycast, pull up, and aniline leathers. Do not use it on nubuck or suede leathers.