What Is Leather Cleaning?


To clean leather you need to use the LRC1 Leather Cleaner.

The LRC1 Leather Cleaner is a very effective cleaner that deep cleans into the grain removing all dirt and grime.

Spray the LRC1 Leather Cleaner onto a sponge and work into the leather in a circular motion, creating a foam as it cleans. This will lift all the dirt and grime away from the leather as it deep cleans into the grain structure.

If your leather is extremely dirty then you can use a Brucle Leather Cleaning Brush to agitate the dirt and grime lifting it from deep down in the grain, creating a beautiful luxurious finish.

Predominantly leather that has a sheen to it is generally dirty, the sheen is created due to grease and grime on the leather that becomes shiny, in a lot of cases leather has a semi-matt finish to it, but when it’s gone shiny it’s the dirt and grime creating the shine, causing further damage to your leather surface.

Depending on your type of leather to be cleaned if it’s a car interior or standard leather furniture then it’s most likely to be pigmented leather.

We have given below a guide to cleaning pigmented leather. On items such as Aniline Leather, Nappa Leather and Semi Aniline Leather you will require different types of leather cleaners, but the protection applied after cleaning is the same.

The first stage of cleaning is to lightly vacuum off your leather item with a soft brush attachment to remove all dirt and debris from the leather, this will avoid scratching the leather when the cleaning process starts.

Step 1 Vacuum Off The Debris Leather Cleaning

Step 1 vacuum off the debris Leather Cleaning

The next stage is to use a microscope if you have one to assess any damage that may be on the leather where you have to proceed with caution.

To the naked eye, a great deal of damage on the leather surface cannot be seen unless you use a microscope to view this correctly. See the picture below of damage viewed via a microscope, that normally would not be seen.

Damaged Leather Through A Microscope

Damaged Leather Through A Microscope


Once you have passed this stage you can proceed to use the LRC1 Leather Cleaner, this can be sprayed directly onto a sponge and work into the leather in a circular motion creating a foam as you go, lifting all dirt and grime away. If you don’t have a sponge then the leather cleaner can be sprayed directly onto the leather and you can work this into the grain with a brucle leather cleaning brush.

If the leather is particularly dirty, then you can spray directly on to the leather and agitate this with a Brucle Leather Cleaning brush to get deep down within the grains structure to lift all the dirt and grime away.

Once you have cleaned the area you are working on, lift all dirt away with a soft terry towel, turning the terry towel to a clean side as you go.

These pictures show how clean leather can be cleaned using the correct products and methods of cleaning.

Leather Cleaning Half Done Car Seat Base

Leather Cleaning Half Done Car Seat Base

Once all the areas are fully cleaned, a protection layer must be applied to help prevent against stains and dirt build up in the future. There are several ways leather can be protected from a nourishing cream to a durable coating that still allows the leather to breathe correctly but provides up to 5 years of protection on the surface.