We don’t like to give specific cleaning advice for leather and suede as this material has many different options for finishes, which makes it impossible for us to know which type you’re working with. Our general guideline for leather is as follows:
Not Washable: If a leather item is labeled “not washable” or “dry clean only,” don’t wash or spot treat it. Trust us.
Washable: We have successfully washed many leather items labeled “washable” as well as most non-leather items with leather trim: patches, collars, zip pulls, and binding. Simply test the leather item before you wash it. Look for discoloration, spots, or other changes once the area has dried.
Leather trim: We have successfully washed many leather trim items labeled “dry clean” or “dry clean only.” Most leather trim is made from “garment washed” leather. This type of leather has already been washed during the production stage, which means it should now be washable as part of the garment.
To Remove Stains from “Washable” Leather:
Apply product: Use the Wash & Stain Bar to spot treat stains.
Work the stain: Create a lather using the soap and gently work it into the affected area. Make sure to use cool water. Follow by wiping the suds off the clean leather with a damp Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth.
Reapply or repeat as needed: If the stain is not completely gone, repeat this process until satisfied.
Launder: “Garment washed” leather has already been washed during the production stage, which means it should now be washable as part of the garment.