Leather care products: It may be an expensive box to tick on the options list, but detailing leather interiors is extremely common, especially on the sort of high-end vehicles that tend to be looked after and detailed regularly. Of course, that’s not to say that many leather interiors don’t get extremely grubby from the abundance of dust, dirt, fabric dye transfer and skin oils that’ll you’ll find in any daily driver. But, no matter the level of contamination, we have interior detailing and valeting products that have been specially developed to safely deep clean, nourish, protect and maintain any kind of leather interior.
Of course, the leather trim doesn’t always stop at your seats, either. Everything from doorcards to dashboards are wrapped in hide nowadays. Regular cleaning of these sensitive surfaces not only requires a cleaning solution that’s mild enough for repeated use, but they will always benefit from a little protection, too. Depending on the type of leather, cracking and fading can also be a problem. Stains and contaminants can penetrate the pores and become ingrained over time, something that’s especially noticeable on lighter colours. So, when detailing it’s best to not only nourish your leather (chiefly with aniline, uncoated leathers) but to install barrier of protection to prevent grime from sticking and working into the hide. Much like your protection layers on the exterior of your car, using a conditioning product will make cleaning easier the next time around, too.
To find out more about different types of leather, and how they can be effectively cleaned and protected, check out our full guide – Why You Need To Keep Your Leather In Shape.
Our range of Leather Care products includes…
Hide Leather Cleanser: Our Glycerine based leather cleaner is suitable for repeated use and has been developed as a user-friendly alternative to potentially damaging degreasers and detergents. Hide Leather Cleanser has been specifically designed to remove grime without impairing natural or synthetic leather, including vinyl, napa, semi-aniline (coated leather) and full-aniline (uncoated leather) derivatives.
Suitable for use on all colours, this mildly balanced cleanser immediately targets and breaks down ingrained grime, penetrating pores to deep-clean beyond the surface, drawing out contaminants and allowing them to be lifted out and wiped away. This leaves behind nothing but a factory matte finish. This powerful solution is also ideal for stripping away oils deposited from foodstuffs, sweat and skin contact, and will also eradicate impregnated dye-transfer on light colours from denim clothing, along with hardy marks and blemishes such as shoe scuffs. This creates the perfect, clean base for further nourishing and protection.
Hide Leather Conditioner:
A highly nourishing cream, Hide Leather Conditioner is designed to restore original colour, reintroduce essential oils (on aniline leather) and create a protective barrier from further contamination. Blended with lanolin and natural waxes, this concentrated formula is suitable for all colours and varieties of natural leather, including napa, semi-aniline (coated), full-aniline (uncoated) surfaces.
Quickly absorbed, Hide Leather Conditioner softens and keeps upholstery supple deep-down beneath the surface, and leaves behind a breathable, matte finish top layer that prevents leather from dying out while remaining resistant to scuffs and dye-transfer.