Leather Care

Semi Aniline Products

These leathers receive a protective treatment during the tanning process, which allows for easy clean-up of everyday soiling and spills. Many types of leathers will initially repel liquids, but if left to stand over an extended period of time, the leather will absorb the liquids. We recommend blotting up spills immediately. Even if the spill is absorbed, it will dissipate in time and eventually diffuse. Semi aniline products include:

  • Avion
  • Bellissimo
  • Berkshire
  • Cadence
  • Caressa
  • Chatham
  • DiModa Cobra
  • DiModa Gatora
  • Flight
  • Glazed
  • Jubilee
  • Jubilee Gem
  • Luxianna
  • Mystique
  • Mystique Croco
  • Newport Club
  • Pearlessence
  • Rill
  • Saddle Leather
  • Shagarrett
  • Torino
For Common Spots and Spills

Blot excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use Mild Cleanser and gently wipe the spill. Allow to air dry naturally. Clean the entire area where the spill occurred, for example, the entire seat cushion or entire arm. Do not dry wet areas with heat guns, hairdryers, etc.

For Stubborn Spots and Stains

Apply Leather Cleaner from our Leather Cleaning Kit to a clean, wet sponge and rub gently. If necessary, use a mild solution of Ivory soap and clear, lukewarm water. Apply using a clean, damp sponge to wash. Do not soak the leather. After washing, use clean, clear water on a sponge to wipe down surfaces again to remove any soap residue. Wipe with a clean, dry cloth. Always try the cleaning method on a hidden area first to test the results.

For Butter, Oil or Grease

Wipe excess butter, oil or grease off of the leather with a clean, dry cloth, and leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather in a short period of time. Do not apply water to try to wash a butter, oil or grease spot.

For Ink and Lipstick Stains

Apply Ink Remover to the stain immediately. Allow 30 seconds for the stain to dissolve. Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe away both the Ink Remover and stain. Repeat as necessary.

Do Not Use

Any saddle soaps, oils, abrasives, furniture polish, varnish or ammonia water. These may harm the finish and permanently damage the leather.

Stain Prevention

Use Leather Protector from our Leather Cleaning Kit or 3-in-1 Leather Wipes on a regular basis to nourish the leather, retain softness, and protect it from future stains.

Pure Aniline Products

Natural, pure aniline leathers have minimal protection. If your aniline leather does become soiled, immediately blot excess liquid with a soft, clean cloth. Use Mild Cleanser for spots and spills. Clean the entire area (i.e. the entire seat cushion, armrest, etc.), starting from the outside of the spill to the center. Use 3-in-1 Leather Wipes to maintain and condition the leather as needed. Please note that due to the natural characteristics of these leathers, scratches and marks may appear on the surface over time. This appearance is the "character" of natural leather. Pure aniline products include:

  • Distressed
  • Journey
  • Resilience
  • Sierrasoft
  • Vintage
Do Not Use

Any saddle soaps, oils, abrasives, soaps, furniture polish, varnish or ammonia water. These will strip the waxes from the surface of the leather and affect the color and the look of your leather.

Nubuck and Handbuffed Products

Nubuck is leather that has been tanned, dyed, and then sanded on the surface of the hide to expose the fiber structure. Since the fiber structure is exposed, nubuck is treated with water and stain repellant during the tanning process. Likewise, Native, while not a true nubuck, is handbuffed to expose the fiber structure. Use products from the Nubuck Care Kit on these products. Mild Cleanser and 3-in-1 Leather Wipes are not suitable to use on nubuck or on handbuffed leather. Nubuck and handbuffed products include:

  • Allura
  • Kenya
  • Native

Glam Sheepskin

Gently hand or machine wash in warm water. Wash with mild liquid hand soap or enzyme-free washing liquids. Do not dry in direct sunlight or artificial heat. Always allow sheepskin to dry slowly.


Lightly blot liquid spills with a paper towel or damp sponge. For dried-on soils, lightly comb or brush out the fleece. For a deep cleaning, we recommend dry cleaning.

Capelli Natural, Capelli Specialty, and Capelli Stenciled

Wipe with a slightly damp clean, soft cloth using cold water only. Capelli hides may also be gently vacuumed, however, do not use a rotating brush.

Garrett Wovens®, Garrett Tubular Wovens® and Welt Cord

Use 3-in-1 Leather Wipes to clean and condition as needed.