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Common Leather Problems

Common Leather Issues and Solutions

LEATHER ISSUES

General soiling, coffee, juices, food, proteins, vomit, baby formula,
oils, grease, fats, nail polish, lipstick, makeup, gum, pizza, some blue jean and newspaper stains.
Leather Cleaner followed by Protector
Ball point ink Ink Remover, Leather Cleaner followed by Protector
Body oils, grease stains Degreaser, Leather Cleaner Followed by Protector
Dry leather, creaking or squeaks Leather Cleaner followed by Leather Conditioner
Fading, cracking Leather Cleaner, Leather Dye followed by Protector


NUBUCK & SUEDE ISSUES

Light soiling, shiny areas Nubuck Cloth followed by Protector
General soiling, heavy soiling, nail polish, mustard, felt pen, sweat Nubuck Cloth, Leather Cleaner, Nubuck Cloth followed by Protector
Ball point ink Leather Cleaner, Nubuck Cloth, followed by Protector
Body oils, grease Degreaser, Leather Cleaner, followed by Protector
Coffee, juices, tea, wine, beer, jelly, proteins, milk, formula, baby food, vomit, mustard, nail polish, felt pen, sweat Leather Cleaner, Nubuck Cloth, followed by Protector
Fats, grease, lotions, pizza, dressing Nubuck Cloth, Degreaser, Leather Cleaner, Nubuck Cloth, Protector
Dry leather Nubuck Cloth
Gum Nubuck Cloth, Leather Cleaner, Protector


Blue jeans dye, ink, newspaper ink and stains are problems for everybody and usually normal cleaning procedures will remove them. In cases where people have not properly maintained their leather products or cleaned them within a few hours of occurrence, the stains become permanent. The only solution for this is re-coloring the damaged areas or the entire piece.