Leather Care

Because leather is a natural product, it needs little or no care during normal usage. The following maintenance tips will help keep your leather product(s) looking new for years to come.
Regular Care: Keep it clean. Dust and vacuum often, using a crevice tool in seams. For weekly dusting, use a clean, soft, dust free cloth slightly dampened with distilled water and wipe area gently.

Avoid direct exposure to sunlight (as with any upholstery fabric). Although leather is resistant to fading, direct prolonged exposure to the sun will cause any material to fade.

Keep leather furniture at least 12″ away from radiators and other heat sources. Adding intense heat will help prevent the leather from drying and possibly cracking.

Cleaning: The most important rule for cleaning spots and spills is to clean them up ‘quickly’. Just as any upholstery, leather can become stained if spills are not cleaned up immediately. Blot a spill, do not rub the stain, with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clear, lukewarm water and gently wipe the spill. Dry with a clean towel and allow to air dry.

For aniline leathers it is recommended to use a mixture of 1/2 mild soap (such as Neutrogena or Ivory) and 1/2 distilled water on a slightly dampened cloth or sponge, working up a foam to clean. For corrected leathers, it is recommended to use the suds from a mild soapy solution. It is important to remember to avoid excessive rubbing with a cloth. Blot any remaining soap residue with a clean cloth dampened only with clear distilled water. Blot until dry, repeating as necessary. For more difficult stains, contact a professional leather cleaning company.

Scratching: Leather is by far the most durable upholstery material available and extremely difficult to scratch. However, should the leather become scratched or scuffed by a sharp object, it can be easily repaired. A felt tip pen of a close color is usually sufficient to disguise the mark.
Leather Cleaning Products:

Guardsman Leather Clean & Renew rejuvenates leather’s appearance, gently yet thoroughly removing soil and grime. Leather and vinyl enjoy a renewed look and feel. Guardsman Leather Clean & Renew is pH balanced to maintain leather’s soft, supple feel. Our streak-free cleaning product leaves no dust-sticking residue common with all-in-one cleaners.

  • Cleans free of streaks and dust-attracting residue common with all-in-one cleaners.
  • Maintains leather’s intended sheen free from artificial gloss.
  • Leather cleaning at its best -pH balanced and alkaline-free to preserve leather’s soft, supple feel.
  • Ideal for use on finished, aniline, and semi-aniline leather, as well as vinyl. Not intended for use on suede and nubuck.
Guardsman Leather Protect & Preserve creates an invisible shield to protect leather against damaging stains. Our leather protector leaves your leather looking its best and feeling soft and supple.

  • Forms an invisible barrier that safeguards against premature aging and irreversible damage from penetrating stains.
  • Improves stain and soil resistance for easier cleaning.
  • Helps protect leather’s original feel and color to keep it looking its best and feeling soft and supple.
  • Ideal for use on finished, aniline, and semi-aniline leather, as well as vinyl.
  • Not intended for use on suede, nubuck, or buffed leathers. To protect those leathers, use Guardsman Fabric Defense.