Care and Cleaning Instructions for Finished/Smooth Leather
For regular care and cleaning, wipe periodically with a dry cloth to remove residual dust and prevent dirt from building up. No harsh cleaners or solvents should ever be used on the leather, as they could abrade the finish or topcoat off the article.
For stubborn stains and spills, a lightly damp cloth with warm water should be blotted on the stain to lift and remove it. If this does not work, a mild soap and water solution should be mixed and then blotted to release the stain and then blot again with dry cloth. This should never be done heavily or in a scrubbing motion. Some finishes may not be suitable for this method so it should be spot tested and allowed to dry before overall use.
Specially formulated products can be used to rejuvenate fine leather surfaces, however, some leathers are inherently sensitive so these products should be spot tested before oveall use.
Cleaning Naked, Nubuck, Suede or Unfinished Upholstery Leather
Naked, nubuck, suede or unfinished upholstery leather has no protective film on its surface, making it more susceptible to soiling and staining. Some suedes and nubucks are treated with a waterproofing agent for increased stain resistance. Regular cleaning of Nubuck/Suede can best be done using a vacuum cleaner, and by brushing the nap with a soft nylon brush. When spills occur, blot excess liquid immediatedly with a clean white absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clear lukewarm water and a clean, white cloth that is well wrung and gently wipe the spill dry using a blow dryer. At the same time, brush the affected area with a soft nylong brush.
Do not use water to try to wash butter, oil or grease stains because it will push the stain in deeper or smear it. After wiping up any excess oil with a dry white cloth, leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather in a short period of time.
Light soiling, dry stains and marks can sometimes be removed ny using a piencil eraser or a dry cleaning pad to gently rub the affected area. Finish by vacuuming and brushing the nap with a nylon brush.
Ink or marker stains can sometimes be removed by using a pencil eraser or a dry cleaning pad. In most cases, this lightens up the mark, but will not remove it completely.