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Leather care for printed leather

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]
posted by Vortisaur on Mar 23, 2016 - 3 answers

Cleaning a leather briefcase

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]
posted by middlethird on Dec 27, 2014 - 13 answers

How to get the smell of perfume the hell out of a leather purse?

Bought a vintage purse from etsy, and now the perfume-y, musty stank monster has taken over my apartment…help? [more inside]
posted by zinful on Dec 5, 2014 - 14 answers

Caring for brompton cocoa aniline pull-up leather - in a catty household

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]
posted by stewiethegreat on May 31, 2014 - 1 answer

Homemade leather conditioners for a Coach purse?

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]
posted by vincele on Apr 25, 2014 - 7 answers

How do I take the best care of my favorite leather jacket?

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]
posted by rhiannonstone on Jan 25, 2013 - 3 answers

Leather belt care

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?
posted by chengjih on Jul 28, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I keep a canvas and leather bag in top-notch condition?

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]
posted by melancholyplay on Jan 5, 2012 - 8 answers

Or grow my hands?

Is there a safe way to shrink a pair of leather gloves? [more inside]
posted by hayvac on Oct 19, 2010 - 3 answers

How to keep leather gloves looking nice?

My lovely leather gloves need to be put away for the spring. [more inside]
posted by pickypicky on May 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Leather Care Products

[Leather Care Filter]: What are some specific products to clean and restore this leather chair? [more inside]
posted by at the crossroads on Jan 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me preserve this leather saddlebag!

Help me clean/revive/preserve my mother's vintage leather saddle bag! [more inside]
posted by nonmerci on Jan 30, 2009 - 3 answers

How to keep leather handbag looking like new?

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.
posted by stopgap on Jan 3, 2009 - 12 answers

"Fine corinthian leather!!"

Please give me your best tips and recommendations for bringing a leather sofa and chair back to life. [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on May 4, 2008 - 7 answers

How to care for leather furniture

Looking for good stuff to clean and maintain newish italian leather furniture. [more inside]
posted by crack on Aug 31, 2006 - 1 answer

Problems with a new leather jacket

My new leather jacket is wearing very strangely. [+] [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Feb 8, 2005 - 2 answers

Advice on caring for a leather coat.

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.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Dec 26, 2003 - 6 answers

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