How do professionals clean leather?

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How to clean leather like the professionals?

I’m just curious why it costs $50++ to clean a leather jacket. This is the third leather question I’m posting.


If you are talking about dry cleaning it is because the process and chemicals used are expensive. Leather is a much more difficult item to clean than ordinary fabric.

Professional leather cleaners (domestic furniture and clothing – not dry cleaners) certainly do not use saddle soap, they use specially formulated products and the work is done by hand so takes time which has to be charged for.

You can however now buy professional leather care products on the internet (just be careful where you buy them from) and you can then clean your jacket yourself quite successfully as long as there are no real stains or problems.

How do you clean leather furniture?

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How do you clean leather furniture?

I have white leather furniture that needs cleaned – what is the best way to clean it?

You need to use a good quality water based foam leather cleaner. DO NOT use anything containing oils, waxes or silicones. (Most ‘conditioners’ contain waxes or oils) and furniture polish contains silicones BABY WIPES are the worst thing you can use as they will destroy the finish on your leather.

They are very strong alkiline cleaners to neutralise urine (acid) on babys skin so they are not the right thing to use on leather. Saddle soap is too harsh to use on todays furniture. A lot of leather wipes contain chemicals which will also destroy the finish or leave residues on the leather which will damage it.

They are not cheap in the long run as you would need a lot to clean a whole leather sofa. A bottle of foam cleaner should do your furniture 1-2 times. You should also follow this with a good water based leather protector which will act like a ‘scotchgard’ and inhibit dirt and stains from being absorbed and make cleaning easier the next time.

Dry leather needs rehydrating with water and oils and waxes should not be used as the natural oils do not dry out of leather. Wiping over with a damp cloth regularly will help to do this. It is important to maintain a regular cleaning regime cleaning dirt off the surface regularly and inhibiting the absorption of body oils into the leather with a protector is the best way of doing this.

Source(s): Leather care consultants to the furniture and cleaning

What is the best way to clean leather car seats?

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I have tried many, many products to try and clean my leather car seats. Nothing is getting the dirt off my seats left by little feet. Does anyone have any ideas?

Leather cleaning products may clean the leather but they’ll destroy it in the long run. Use a natural balm lotion. It will help clean the leather without hurting it. Car seats are covered with a polyurethane coating. If the treatment you use damages the coating, the leather will deteriorate quickly. If you are talking about the back of the seat, odds are, it’s not dirt, your kids have scuffed the polyurethane coating and reached the leather beneath.