Leather that has been neglected can fade, crack, wrinkle and just look pretty rough overall. Leather needs regular care through cleaning and moisturizing in order to maintain its natural protection from the elements.
Sun damage can really do a number on leather upholstery, saddlebags, or seats as well. We’ve gone through some of the best products for cleaning, restoring, and maintaining your leather so you didn’t have to. Check out some of the best leather care products of 2019.
10. Weiman Leather Cleaner and Conditioner
The Leather Cleaner and Conditioner by Weiman comes in a convenient spray bottle and can be used to clean and condition your leather in one simple step. This will bind to dirt, dust, and grime that has accumulated on your leather to allow you to wipe it away with ease. This two in one cleaner will also condition and moisturize your leather as it cleans, adding a protective layer to help protect from the sun’s harmful rays.
This cleaner and conditioner is great for finished leather surfaces such as leather upholstery, trim, saddlebags, seats, and more. This non-toxic cleaner should be used regularly to clean and maintain the great look of your leather.
9. Coconix Upholstery, Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit
The Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit from Coconix is a must have for restoring leather that has been cracked, ripped, or has burn holes. This is a glue paste that can be color matched using the included color containers to fill gaps and tears up to 1 inch in size. This can be used to restore genuine leather, faux, synthetic, imitation and premium upholstery.
This is a must have for trying to repair your leather seats, saddlebags, or leather interior. Coconix stands behind their product and offers a 30 day money back guarantee and 1 year free replacement warranty. You won’t need any putty, tape, glue, patches or heating tools in order to apply this leather repair.
8. Fiebing’s Leather Dye
If you have vegetable tanned or unfinished leather and need to dye it a certain color, choose this Leather Dye by Fiebing’s. This alcohol-based leather dye will penetrate deep into the leather, coloring it to the color of your choice. This coloration won’t crack, rub-off, or peel away after the dye has had time to fully set in. Can be applied with a wool dauber (included), dry sponge, or sponge brush.
If you’re worried about the color setting in too dark, this can be used in conjunction with Fiebing’s dye reducer to promote better consistency and lighten the tint of your coloration. Color choices are extensive, including: Black, British Tan, Burgundy, Cordovan, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Light Tan, Medium Brown, Oxblood, Purple, Red, Russet, Tan, and Turquoise leather dye colors.
We recommend wearing gloves and be careful not to drip this dye anywhere as the coloration will set in on anywhere you get it. While the colors will not run in typical conditions, we recommend following up with a proper sealant to waterproof the leather and ensure that the coloration stays intact.
7. Leather Conditioner | Leather Milk Healing Balm | Includes Absorption Sponge
The Healing Balm by Chamberlain’s Leather Milk is a non-toxic, all-natural care product for your leather upholstery, accessories, saddlebags, seats, and trim. This balm contains natural waxes and oils that will dig deep into your leather’s pores, giving your leather a surface makeover restoring it to its original sheen. This pH-balanced balm will fill in scars, scratches, and light cracks, remoisturizing your leather and treating your leather like a well-needed remedy.
This balm is completely safe for human skin, derived from natural products and has a distinctive coconut scent while being applied. Once it has properly been worked into your leather, the scent will not linger, allowing your leather to retain it’s natural scents. This will work to condition dry, cracked, or scratched leather by repairing, restoring, conditioning, and will protect it by infusing it with the moisture your leather wants and needs.
6. Chemical Guys Leather Cleaner and Conditioner Complete Leather Care Kit
Sold together in a kit, these two items combine to make up the Leather Care Kit by Chemical Guys. The first is the Leather Cleaner in a convenient spray bottle that will let you wipe away contaminants without harming your leather. Ph balanced for efficiency and safety, there’s no risk of harming your leather goods with this cleaner.
It will clean and preserve the durability, strength, and appearance of your leather surfaces by penetrating deep into the pores of the leather to grab dirt, oils, and lift them off and away from your leather.
Appropriate for saddlebags, jackets, motorcycle seats, leather interior upholstery, leather trim, or anywhere your leather might be that needs to look good again and be protected in the future. After cleaning with the Leather Cleaner, use the Leather Conditioner to soften and restore the natural original look of your leather. Prevent the danger of having your leather crack or dry from aging over time by keeping it in good condition with a proper maintenance routine with this 2 piece kit.
5. TriNova Leather Cleaner
A premium formula leather cleaner by TriNova intended for ease of use. All you have to do is spray it on and use a decent microfiber towel to wipe off to get rid of surface stains, clean off dirt and grime, moisturize and revitalize your leather.
This leather cleaner is also good for other materials like vinyl, compound, faux, durablend, saffiano and other leather-like surfaces. Proper maintenance of your leather can extend its life by leaps and bounds, and that includes keeping it clean and free of dirt, dust, and oil buildup. This can bring easily attack dark set in stains on your leather goods, giving them back their natural leather look.
4. Leather Honey Leather Conditioner
The Leather Conditioner by Leather Honey will bring life back to your leather by penetrating deeply into the pores. Moisturizing as it softens, this non-toxic conditioner will make your leather look beautiful and be protected as well. This conditioner doesn’t have any odors and won’t leave a sticky residue on your leather. It will simply clean, soften, moisturize and leave your leather looking newer than ever.
Not recommended for faux leather, vinyl, or suede. This should last you a few months, possibly up to six months worth of protection and looking great for your leather. This non-toxic conditioner doesn’t contain silicone and can be used for motorcycle seats, gloves, boots, jackets, saddlebags, leather upholstery, leather seats, and even leather furniture in your house.
3. Bick 4 Leather Conditioner and Leather Cleaner 8 oz
Bick 4 Leather Conditioner by Bickmore has been in the business of conditioning leather since 1882. If you’ve got worn, old leather seats, saddlebags or leather interior, this will work quickly and effectively to restore your leather and bring it back to life. This wax-free conditioner will bring back the original shine and won’t cause a color change from the original look.
This polishing conditioner will clean, polish, and help protect your leather without darkening it. Keep your original color while cleaning and protecting all in one easy application. Besides being great for upholstery, leather seats, leather trim, motorcycle seats, saddlebags, leather jackets, and leather boots, this is also great to restore and clean furniture, handbags, purses, horse saddles and tack, or any other type of leather product that needs restored, cleaned, or protection from the elements.
2. 303 — UV Protectant Spray for Vinyl, Plastic, Rubber, Fiberglass, Leather & More
This non-toxic UV Protectant Spray by 303 is designed to protect your leather from sun damage. During the summer months when our car is sitting in the sun soaking up the rays, the leather is quietly absorbing those rays and it will slowly damage and fade your leather interior. By applying this spray, you can reverse the damage from the harmful sun rays, brightening your leather and giving it a protective coat to help protect it.
Protect your leather trim, upholstery, motorcycle seats and saddlebags with this non-toxic UV Protectant Spray. This rinse-free formula will leave a nice matte protective finish with no odor lingering. This will protect against cracking, fading, discoloration, and helps to repel dirt, dust, and stains as well.
1. Obenauf’s Heavy Duty LP Leather Conditioner Natural Oil Beeswax Formula
The Heavy Duty Leather Preservative from Obenauf’s is our first choice when it comes to restoring and conditioning our leather seats, interior upholstery, saddlebags, motorcycle seats, boots, jackets, or any other dried or sun faded leather we might have. This cream formula will restore and protect your leather from abrasions, scuffing, cracking, tearing, and help it to resist mold, bacteria, and mildew.
This preservative will apply a protective coating on your leather to help repel acids, water, road salt, petroleum or other chemicals. This has a wax consistency that sticks around in order to protect and soften your leather, but that dull sheen that remains can be polished to a shine if necessary. Has a slight bit of an odor, but it will definitely restore your leather when it needs it most.