Leather Cleaning & Care

Cleaning Code #1:

The following cleaning instructions are safe recommendations for cleaning natural leathers available from Classic Leather, Inc.

  • For spots and spills:  Blot excess liquid immediately with a clean dry cloth or sponge.  Do not rub.  Allow area to dry.  Most liquids will initially be repelled by the leather.  If spills are left for an extended period of time, they will be absorbed into the hide.  If absorbed, stains should dissipate through evaporation or the fiber structure of the hide.
  • For stubborn stains:  Apply a mild solution of any non-acidic soap (Neutrogena, etc.) and water using a clean absorbent cloth or sponge.  Rub either front to back or side to side.  Do not rub in circles.  Clean an area larger than the stain to avoid spotting.  Wipe again using a clean damp cloth, rubbing in one direction.  Allow to air dry.  If necessary, repeat this procedure.

 

Cleaning Code #2:

The following cleaning instructions are safe recommendations for cleaning protected leathers available from Classic Leather, Inc.

  • For spots and spills:  Blot excess liquid immediately with a clean dry cloth or sponge.  Apply a mild solution of any non-acidic soap (Neutrogena, etc.) and water to the soiled area, wiping gently.  Rinse using a clean, moistened cloth or sponge.  Repeat the process if necessary for more stubborn stains.  Allow time to air dry.  Absorbed oil should dissipate with time through evaporation or the fiber structure of the hide.

 

Cleaning Code #3:

The following cleaning instructions are safe recommendations for any Suede or Nubuck leathers available from Classic Leather, Inc.

  • For spots and spills:  Blot, do not rub, any excess liquid immediately with a clean dry cloth or sponge.  Allow to air dry naturally and brush with a suede brush to restore the nap.

REMEMBER:  If you are unsure or have questions, please contact your customer service representative before proceeding.  It is always best to test clean an inconspicuous area of the piece before proceeding with cleaning.  Classic Leather, Inc. cannot guarantee the cleanability of any leather.  While the appearance of some stains may be made less noticeable by using this cleaning process, certain stains, by their very nature cannot be completely removed.