This article is actually a response to a specific customer I visited in Abingdon, Maryland. Because I believe the tips will also benefit others with delicate leather furniture, I’m going to share the article with everyone.
Here are the pictures of a "mystery stain" and small discolored spot on the leather before and after I cleaned and repaired them.
So as I told my customer, I wanted to give some tips on caring for this type of leather in the future.
- Semi-Protected Leather– The leather is what I would call a semi-protected. It is not a naked leather nor is it a fully protected leather. I pre-tested a cleaner on the leather and noticed it cleaned the leather well but took a minor amount of the tint color off of the leather. Because of that test, I defined the leather as semi-protected.
- Basic Cleaning– To clean the leather apply the cleaner to a soft cloth and rub the cleaner across the entire seat from seam to seam not pressing extra firmly in only one area. We recommend and use SG-5. Click here for it.
- Conditioning/Protection- Because even a mild cleaner will effect the finish on your leather, you should apply a leather protector after cleaning the leather We recommend and use SG-25 or SG-50 for this process.
- Crusty Stains– To remove a dried, crusty stain dampen the area with a few drops of the cleaner and let the moisture soften the stain. Then try to wipe it off but if it will not wipe then use a firm plastic scraper to gently scrape the stain away.
- Dried out leather– If your leather has dried out from the sun or a dry room (such as one which has a fireplace in it), you should try an intensive conditioning to soften it up. First, apply the conditioner SG-50 once a month for 3 months. Click here to buy SG-50. It is the flagship of ADVLeather’s product line and not cheap but is a great product for dried out leather. Then, go to a normal 2x a year leather conditioning schedule.
Hope these tips help you. Please e-mail me with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org