I've just bought a lovely pair of Doc Martens which have an all-over print on them. I want to keep the print (and the leather) in as good a condition as possible. I have the end of a tube of Kiwi Sport Dubbin gel which I've used with much success on other (though plainer) Docs, but it seems like they don't make this any more. What's the best stuff to use? [more inside]
I got some purple ink on my Saddleback briefcase. I tried a leather cleaner, but it did nothing. So my question is, what should I try next? (The answer "don't worry about it, stains give bags character" is actually helpful, since it'll help me come to terms with inking up my graduation present.) [more inside]
Bought a vintage purse from etsy, and now the perfume-y, musty stank monster has taken over my apartment…help? [more inside]
We bought some beautiful used Restoration Hardware brompton leather (thick full aniline dyed waxed pull up leather) couches. We love them! RH says that no care is required. However, we have cats. They do run of the mill light scratches daily (most of which can be removed with a hair dryer) and last week one peed on a couch (a rare but occasional occurrence with two elderly male cats). We've already sprayed the leather extensively with anti-icky-poo (enzymatic but are now not sure what else to do to care for the couches, both in the short and long term. [more inside]
I'm looking for a homemade leather conditioner for a Coach leather purse. I see linseed oil + vinegar. What could I substitute, if anything, for linseed oil? [more inside]
A couple of years ago I found the best black leather jacket ever, and I diligently applied some sort of waterproofing/leather protectant spray every few months for the first year. It's been pretty well-loved since then, and is starting to show slight signs of wear--nothing major, but enough so that I don't want it to get worse. How can I restore it to its former glory and keep it protected so I don't have to think about buying another one for many years? [more inside]
I have an older leather belt that has become stiff. It's still usable, but I'd like to get it back to it's earlier, softer condition. How do I do this?
I'm terrible at taking care of my things. How do I keep this beautiful leather and canvas backpack in top-notch condition for the next couple of decades? [more inside]
Is there a safe way to shrink a pair of leather gloves? [more inside]
My lovely leather gloves need to be put away for the spring. [more inside]
[Leather Care Filter]: What are some specific products to clean and restore this leather chair? [more inside]
Help me clean/revive/preserve my mother's vintage leather saddle bag! [more inside]
I need some handbag care advice for my girlfriend. She has a golden-tan leather Furla bag that is starting to get a little dried out. We're not in a big city, so going to a professional probably isn't an option. What can she do to treat the leather so it stays looking like new? Specific brand names of products we can order are preferable.
Please give me your best tips and recommendations for bringing a leather sofa and chair back to life. [more inside]
Looking for good stuff to clean and maintain newish italian leather furniture. [more inside]
My new leather jacket is wearing very strangely. [+] [more inside]
My wife bought me a nifty leather duster for Christmas. I've never had a leather overcoat before, and I'd like some tips on waterproofing it and caring for it.