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How to Clean and Protect Nubuck Leather

How To Clean And Protect Nubuck Leather

Two questions we get all the time:  How do you clean Nubuck leather and suede?  We found a video from that gives you the answer to both.  Please note that while Leather Honey Leather Conditioner is NOT for use on suede, it works beautifully to condition Nubuck. It goes without saying that cleaning your leather and conditioning it go hand in hand. Once you are finished cleaning your Nubuck leather, we recommend that you give it a good once over with Leather Honey Leather Conditioner. This will help protect your leather and make it last a long time.  Check the video out below and feel free to ask questions and leave a comment about it on our community forum.

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How to Clean Leather Boots (by

This is another great video showing you how to clean leather boots, created by  Better still, the items used to clean are things you probably already have in your cabinets at home. This video will also show you how to polish your boots, so it gives you a complete crash course in taking care of your leather boots and shoes.  You may have noticed that there are countless different methods for cleaning and caring for leather items.  With, we aim to introduce you to these different perspectives and techniques so you can choose the best process for you.  Click on the picture to be taken to the video. Make sure you also check out our forum and join our leather conditioner community.


How to Clean a Leather Lounge Chair

Looking to clean up your leather sofa or chair?  This video is for you.  In it, the demonstrator takes the time to point out the signs you should look for before you begin the cleaning process.  As far as cleaning products go, we’re unfamiliar with the one used in the video but we’ve learned through years of testing that a simple combination of water and a mild soap like Murphy’s Oil Soap works very well.  You can even use a mild dish detergent, which is designed to cut grease and grime – both major contributors to dirty leather.  Once you’ve finished cleaning, use a leather conditioner like Leather Honey to help preserve your furniture. Click on the picture below to watch the video.


How to Clean a Leather Bag

This is a pretty straight-forward and simple video on how to clean leather bags and leather backpacks. Even though the video is more of a commercial for the cleaning product, it demonstrates a good two-step cleaning process. Of course, once your leather is clean you can use Leather Honey Leather Conditioner to condition it and keep it in good shape. Click the picture to see the video.


How to Clean a Leather Saddle

This is a wonderful video on how to clean a leather saddle. As you see, this video emphasizes cleaning your saddle daily.  This is only necessary if you use your saddle daily, but a quick cleaning after each use will keep your leather saddle in good shape and limit the amount of work you need to put in in the long run.  Fortunately, Leather Honey doesn’t need to be applied after each use – in fact, one good application will last months or even a year, depending on how your saddle is used and stored. Taking good care of leather tack with thorough cleaning and conditioning will save you money in the long run.

How to Clean Leather and Suede Jackets

This is an excellent video showing how to care for leather and suede jackets. Wayne Edelman educates Martha Stewart on the difference between painted leather and aniline and how to clean both. The difference?  Dye is impregnated inside of the leather to create aniline leather and painted leather is leather that is painted a certain color. A simple test to figure out if your leather is aniline or painted is to take a cotton swab with mineral spirits and rub it on a small area of your leather item. If paint comes off on the swab, your leather is painted. In cleaning the leather, Wayne’s trick is to simply use baby wipes to get the initial job done. See the video below for more.

How to Clean a Leather Jacket

This video shows how to clean a leather jacket using warm water and soap. This is the advice we give to our customers and anyone who asks us how to clean leather, and it’s a method we’ve been using on our own leather – be it jackets, boots, or our horse harness – for over 30 years.  We like to use Murphy’s Oil Soap, water and a little bit of elbow grease.  Another great bit of advice the video gives is something we’d like to assume most people know, but you can never be too sure:  Don’t put your leather items, including jackets, in the washing machine.  Please click below to take a look at the video.

How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Your car tends to get dirty fast.  You eat in there, transport your pet in there, basically live in there, so it’s no surprise that all kinds of grime – mud, food, grease – gets stuck to the seats.  Car leather also tends to take a hit from the sun, which dries it out, so it should be conditioned regularly with Leather Honey. The video below is a wonderful video on how to clean and care for leather car seats. It breaks the process into three steps:

  1. Clean away dirt.
  2. Clean away oils.
  3. Condition the seat to protect it from damage.

The instructor uses a soft paint brush in the first step to help him get in the cracks of the car seat in order to get the dirt that is hidden there. He then uses a microfiber towel and a leather cleaner to scrub away the oily spots and stains on the leather. Finally, he uses a leather conditioner to coat the seat with a layer of protection to help seal the leather. Please click the picture below to watch the video. Enjoy.