Leather Care Instructions

All of our leather is a natural product that comes from tanneries across Europe. It is a completely natural product and is guaranteed to meet or exceed expectations for our automotive upholstery kits. Caring for your leather seats requires some attention. We recommend cleaning and conditioning the leather once every couple of months for the most optimal results. This process is a simple one that can greatly increase the life of your leather upholstery. Most natural leather comes from the hide of a cow. Because of that, it acts very similarly to your skin. You wash your hands regularly and put lotion on to keep your hand from drying out, you should do the same thing with your leather.

Step 1:  Begin by liberally applying Mother’s brand leather cleaner to the seat directly or onto a brush or microfiber cloth. Moving in a circular pattern, gently rub the entire surface that is being cleaned.  For extremely dirty seats, repeat this step a few times.  Be sure not to rub too hard as the leather does have a protective topcoat that can wear down over time.  If the leather is still stained or dirty after repeating, spray cleaner directly onto the seat and let it sit for several minutes.  Once cleaned, wipe off any excess cleaner from the seat and dry-wipe the seat to ensure the surfaces are completely clear of dirt or stains.

Step 2:  Liberally apply the conditioner to the seating surface that you want to revitalize.  Once evenly distributed, let sit for several minutes so that the conditioner can soak into the leather.  Then use a clean, dry microfiber cloth to wipe off any excess remaining conditioner.  Conditioning the leather is similar to putting on lotion.  The purpose is to revitalize the hide and moisturize the leather.  Like your hands, you don’t put lotion on with dirty hands. You will need to clean the surface before you lock in the moisture.

For the process of cleaning and conditioning, we highly recommend using a cleaner that is specifically designed to be used on automotive leather.  A harsh chemical cleaner has the potential of damaging the protective top coat on the leather.  The topcoat provides a clear protective layer on the surface of the leather.  This clear layer provides UV protection as well as basic abrasion resistance.  If you have any questions about this process or would like to know more about the products that we sell, feel free to give us a call at 1-866-639-7328 or email us at sales@leatherseats.com