LEATHER CARE FOR: JACKETS, HANDBAGS, CAR SEATS
MAINTAINING LEATHER JACKETS
To keep your jacket looking good and the leather healthy periodically condition it with Lexol Conditioner or Meltonian Leather Lotion. The leather can also be treated with a water repellent such as Meltonian Water and Stain Protector to help protect it from the elements.
MAINTAINING SUEDE JACKETS
The leather conditioners mentioned above cannot be used on suede. We do recommend using a water repellent such as Meltonian Rain and Stain to help keep the suede clean and protect it from staining. As with all products, it should be tested first on an inside area to make sure the results are satisfactory. When applying, hold the can about 8" from the jacket, preferably outside on a dry,warm day. Spray the whole jacket evenly, let dry thoroughly and repeat. The jacket should be treated periodically to keep it looking its best. Silicon Water-Guard is an excellent water repellent also but can darken the leather so don't forget to test first, always.
When absolutely necessary leather and suede jackets can be professionally dry cleaned, however, this process can dry out the leather.
CLEANING AND CONDITIONING HANDBAGS
Lightly soiled leather handbags can be shampooed with Lexol PH cleaner. If you need something a little stronger such as Kelly's Dry Cleaner for tough stains but use cautiously to avoid taking the color out of the leather. After cleaning, the leather needs to be conditioned to make it soft and restore the oils. With a soft cloth apply either Lexol Conditioner or Meltonian Leather Lotion to the entire bag. Let dry and buff with a clean soft cloth.
If you wish to apply a little dye to the bag to touch up some worn spots do so before conditioning it. . First with a dab of neutral Meltonian Polish on your finger rub it into the area. Then spray a little Nulife Spray dye on the spot in light coats. The polish allows the leather to accept the dye.
CARING FOR LEATHER CAR SEATS
To clean and condition
1. If dirty, vacuum well.
2. Wash down with Lexol Ph Cleaner. Let dry thoroughly.
3. With a soft cloth or applicator pad apply a thin coat of Lexol Conditioner. Let dry and buff with a soft cloth, repeat 2 times. This will soften and condition leather but, unfortunately, it will not protect it from the sun's UV rays. If I ever find anything that can I'll let you know.
If they are not dirty you can just apply the conditioner and they will look great. Doing this regularly will keep the leather healthy and prevent drying and cracking.
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