Leather care - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

Leather care

£0.00 @
I have just cleaned my leather jacket using soapy water and a sponge as the internets told me but the internets also told me to use leather conditioner after. I haven't found such a thing the neare… Read More
Error440 Avatar
5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
I have just cleaned my leather jacket using soapy water and a sponge as the internets told me but the internets also told me to use leather conditioner after.

I haven't found such a thing the nearest would be the leather sofa cleaning wipes that morrisons had.

So as leather is skin and I'm assuming all the conditioner would do is replace lost oils, does anyone know if a bit of aqueous cream, vasaline or olive oil would be good enough to do the job?
Error440 Avatar
5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Options
Best Answer
I occasionally sell leather bags and to give them a spruce up I use my oh face cream. seems to work well on the bag but not on her face.

All Responses

(15) Jump to unreadPost an answer
Responses/page:
#2
what stains are you trying to remove?
#3
I just use black boot polish on mine, works a treat.
#4
We use baby wipes on sofas.

What about baby oil on your jacket? Just very lightly.
#5
123thisisme
I just use black boot polish on mine, works a treat.

I wonder how many have to remove marks from their furniture after you visit! oO

Actually, if you do it right there's no harm in using shoe cleaning / polishing products. In my first job I trained as a bookbinder and the company used shoe polish to restore (buffing up) leather bound ledgers. Shoe polish is ok for small, manageable items, but a jacket would take a lot of time and patience

Edited By: Predikuesi on Nov 11, 2016 12:01: ()
#6
I dont have any baby oil in the flat, I do have sword oil which is a similar mineral oil. I also have boot polish, a tin of kiwi but boot polish is designed to stiffen leather, it has carnauba wax in it which creates a glaze ( I have a pot of that in the cupboard for guitars)

I've got renaissance wax as well but I don't fancy using that as that creates a layer too.
#7
Autocare leather conditioner from places like Halfrauds is cheap, sold in big bottles and does the job being antibacterial and skin safe.
#8
sowotsdis
what stains are you trying to remove?

I stupidly used the leather jacket at every hospital visit after my helix piercing go infected, so probably a mix of blood, pus and anesthetic.

6 injections in the ear after the first it starts pouring out the holes, plus A&E isnt exactly the cleanest looking place in the world

If thats too much information you shouldn't have asked :{


Edited By: Error440 on Nov 11, 2016 12:04
#9
Error440
so probably a mix of blood, pus and anesthetic.

If thats too much information you shouldn't have asked :{

No, more please :p
#10
I occasionally sell leather bags and to give them a spruce up I use my oh face cream. seems to work well on the bag but not on her face.
#11
Error440
sowotsdis
what stains are you trying to remove?
I stupidly used the leather jacket at every hospital visit after my helix piercing go infected, so probably a mix of blood, pus and anesthetic.
6 injections in the ear after the first it starts pouring out the holes, plus A&E isnt exactly the cleanest looking place in the world
If thats too much information you shouldn't have asked :{
Got any pics?
#12
I wouldn't use baby oil, if the water you washed it with dried out quickly it might make it drier. Don't use boot polish, it rubs off on things, it's foul.

Don't be tight, go and buy some proper leather cleaner :p not the stuff you put on shoes or car seats, the stuff for clothes. It's probably £5 a can but what's a decent leather jacket worth? A can lasts about a decade too.

Edited By: moneysavingkitten on Nov 11, 2016 12:26
#13
This stuff is the business for conditioning leather. It's not cheap but lasts forever. The cleaning solution they sell is also brilliant. Availabe on Amazon as well, if you have Prime, but theRenapur site often have offers if you buy both products. http://www.renapur.com/shop/renapur-leather-balsam-200ml-54.html
Highly recommended - I used it on an old jacket first, and ended up treating everything leather in the house! It does leave a bit of a sheen, so not for a matt finish but works a treat.
#14
I use leather cleaner for furniture on mine, comes up a real treat, only costs less than a fiver in the supermarket.
#15
Well I wanted something right now since I just cleaned it with soap so I used aqueous cream it all soaked in so I guess it was thirsty, I noticed that jacket has a bit of damage, think it was only £40 its a Lipsy jacket made in china so probably dog leather.

Post an Answer

You don't need an account to leave a response. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!