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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Looking for good stuff to clean and maintain newish italian leather furniture.
posted by crack
on Aug 31, 2006 -
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 -