How to Clean & Protect Leather | Dirtbusters

How to Clean & Protect Your Leather Items at Home

Published: 30/11/2017

Whether it's leather boots, jackets, gloves, bags, purses or leather furniture, follow our step-by-step guide to protect and clean your leather items.


The first step is to clean the leather.
Using Dirtbusters PH Neutral Leather Cleaner, spray the leather and wipe in circular motions with a microfibre cloth to remove any dirt. Repeat if there is a large amount of dirt .e.g. on leather boots.

Allow the leather to dry before applying the conditioning treatment.  



Apply a small amount of the conditioning cream onto the leather, with a cloth (preferably microfibre). Work the natural cream and oils into the leather and allow to dry for 5-10 minutes.

Once dry, buff with a dry cloth. For very dry or old leather, apply a light second coat for maximum conditioning.



Use Dirtbusters Deep Conditioning Leather Balm on items that require waterproofing, such as shoes, jackets, saddles and tack. This will protect the leather and provide a deep conditioning treatment to improve its appearance.

The balm has cleaning properties, but for very dirty leather items, follow the ‘cleaning’ step above.

Apply the balm with a cloth and allow to soak into the leather.
Once dry, buff to a natural shine with a dry microfibre cloth.

Non-toxic Leather Cleaning and Conditioning Products

Dirtbusters Leather Cleaner and Conditioner is available in lavender oil, deodoriser and leather aroma. The leather cleaning balms are also available in sandalwood, lavender and peppermint.

All of Dirtbusters Leather Cleaning products are safe to use on your leather items, apart from on New-buck, Aniline, or any other type of untreated leather.

Find all of our leather products here: Leather Cleaning

Why not save this post for later to go with the leather boots, bag or purse you have bought a loved one this Christmas!


Leather Boots Cleaned with Dirtbusters Leather Cleaner



Leather boots cleaned and conditioned with Dirtbusters leather cleaning products

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