How to do Leather Cleaning
In my opinion, leather is one of the most versatile "fabrics" known to man. Its many uses include shoes, cowboy boots, clothing and accessories (jackets and coats, dresses, pants, vests, purses, wallets, belts, etc.), and upholstery on chairs, sofas, car seats.
Consequently, there's a huge market for commercial leather cleaners. What works well on some leathers, does not necessarily work on others.
It's probably easier to have professional leather cleaners for you, but if you'd rather do it yourself, or at least give it a try, here are some tips to help keep your leather looking new.
Shoes and belts are usually made of much harder finished leather and can be hard to clean. In addition, shoes can pick up a variety of stains. For general cleaning use:
Follow up with cold pressed nut oil, olive oil or beeswax
Smear onto the shoes or belt, leave long enough to absorb well and then buff for shine. Be sure to use a lint free clean cloth or chamois.
Removing Mold and Mildew:
Remove any mildew or mold on leather before starting with a regular cleaning. To remove mildew, try this inexpensive, easy recipe:
1 part rubbing alcohol
1 part water
Spray on or use on a dampened cloth. Use a clean white lint free cloth and replace as it gets dirty. Avoid direct sunlight and allow to air dry. You may also turn on a fan and allow it to gently waft over the surface.
It may be impossible to remove all stains from leather, depending on their origin. However, here are some simple cleaning tips that might help.
Suede presents a special problem because the nap is difficult to re-vamp once it has been wet. Also, suede is usually treated with special chemical dirt repellents because it is so difficult for consumers to clean themselves. So it is better to buy some professional cleaning kit or something from a cleaner supplier for it.
Toothpaste straight on the stain lightly scrubbed in and then wiped off.
Try non-acetone nail polish remover wipes on ink stains.
Aerosol hairspray works well on tough stains. Spray the hairspray directly on the stain and wipe away. This may take several swipes so keep at it. Round glass water stains on antique leather tabletops made of hard stretched leather might be removed by rubbing in mayonnaise. Leave the mayonnaise for a couple of hours then wipe off.
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