Identify Your Leather
Leather goods are made from various leather types – pigmented, aniline, semi-aniline, pullup, nubuck, suede etc. Furniture is predominantly made from pigmented leather – leather that has a paint-like coating that easily beads water. Higher-end furniture often employs aniline leather -- a true stain finish with no protective coating or semi-aniline leather – an aniline finish with a thin protective coating. Look for cleaning codes A(aniline) or P(pigmented) for the appropriate leather care product.
For re-coloring leather, pigmented leather requires our Dye Colorant based product or kit. Aniline stains are additive finishes and combine with the existing stain to produce the final look.