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How To Clean And Condition Leather Products At Home

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Leather products are some of the most durable, long-lasting items that you can buy. Unfortunately, they also require more care than other types of furniture and clothing. This is because the material used to make many leather products—such as purses, wallets, couches, jackets and shoes—is made from animal hides that require special treatment for proper maintenance. You can easily clean your leather goods at home with a few basic materials: soap, warm water and time. Below we'll discuss how to clean different types of leather products at home as well as offer some tips on proper conditioning afterwards so your items will last for years!

What tools you will need?

For this project, you'll need the following tools:

  • A leather cleaning brush

  • Conditioner or oil of your choice (I recommend a non-oil based conditioner)

  • Leather cleaner (I recommend Lexol cleaner)

What products to use?

There are a number of leather cleaning products on the market, but we recommend using products specifically designed for use on leather. These products are often labeled as “leather cleaners,” “leather conditioners,” and/or “leather protectants.”

You can find these types of products at your local hardware store or home goods store. We've seen some good results from Kiwi Neutral Leather Cleaner, Kiwi Neutral Leather Conditioner, and Lexol Neatsfoot Oil.

Give them a good cleaning.

To begin, simply use a soft, dry cloth to wipe off dirt and dust from your leather items. If the item is in need of a deeper cleaning or has gone through some serious wear and tear (such as being exposed to water), it's time to break out the leather cleaner.

If you don't have any leather cleaners on hand, you can make one yourself using ingredients that you already have at home: all you need are 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of white vinegar, ½ cup of water and a few drops of essential oils (like lavender). Mix these ingredients together in a bowl until they're well combined; they should turn into a milky consistency. Then use this mixture as if it were any other commercial cleaning product—just apply some onto your cloth and rub it into the surface of your leather item with circular motions until all stains are gone!

After removing any stubborn stains from your piece(s), give them another good wipe down with clean rags or paper towels so that no residue remains behind before applying conditioner. This will keep the material soft for years by preventing cracking or drying out due to exposure to UV light—which makes sense considering how much sunlight gets through windows nowadays! And if you want some extra protection against damage caused by everyday life? Consider using special sealant sprays like Nikwax Aqueous Wax Spray Guard; they'll help keep water away while also protecting against heat damage as well

Once your leather items are clean, condition them with a leather cream or oil.

Once your leather items are clean, condition them with a leather cream or oil. Conditioning your leather products helps keep them soft. This can help prevent cracking, drying and fading of the product over time. It also helps protect it from water damage by repelling water like a raincoat does for you.

Condition your leather about once a year.

If your item includes a detachable lining, it is best to condition the leather only on the outside. Apply a small amount of conditioner directly onto a clean cloth and rub into leather. Rub in an even circular motion with soft pressure. Repeat this process until you have covered every inch of your item's surface area. Afterward, allow the product to dry for about 2 hours before wearing or storing it away in its box or bag

With the proper care and cleaning, you can keep your leather products looking like new for many years to come.

Leather is a natural product and will age over time. The following are some general cleaning and conditioning tips for leather products:

  • Cleaning: With the proper care and cleaning, you can keep your leather products looking like new for many years to come. To clean your leather item, use a damp cloth or sponge with warm water and mild soap or a saddle soap (available at most tack shops). Work the leather cleaner into the leather by rubbing it in with your hands until any dirt or stains are removed. Dry off the surface with a soft cloth. If you have stubborn stains on your product that won't come out with water or saddle soap alone, try using an odorless mineral spirits instead of water to remove them (test on an inconspicuous area first).

  • Conditioning: Conditioner helps preserve your product's finish by adding moisture back into it while also keeping oils from drying out too quickly which results in cracking or flaking away from the rest of it over time due to exposure to sunlight elements like UV rays from sunlight exposure causing discoloration issues around edges where light hits frequently such as corners etc..

Leathers contain natural oils that need replenishing every so often depending upon how often they are exposed

Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you understand how to take care of your leather products, whether they’re jackets or shoes. It all comes down to making sure that they are clean and conditioned regularly. To keep them looking like new for years, it’s important that you follow these steps each time before using them again

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