How to clean, protect and restore your leather items at home -

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

Using our step-by-step process you can easily revive your leather belongings, keeping them clean, deodorised, and supple. This not only keeps them looking clean, shiny and in good condition, but it also helps to prolong the life of your belongs. With general wear and tear, leather can become dry, cracked and dirty. 

For this guide you'll need:

  • Dirtbusters Leather Cleaning Kit in your favourite fragrance
  • Microfibre cleaning cloths

Our leather cleaning products are non-toxic, safe for all sealed leather and any colour.

With your equipment ready to go, here's our guide to clean leather to a professional standard. 

Deep Clean Leather

The first step in the deep cleaning process is to clean the leather with our non-toxic leather cleaning solution.
Spray the leather all over and wipe in circular motions with a microfibre cloth to remove dirt, dust and grime. Repeat this process if there is a large amount of dirt on the surface .e.g. on leather boots.

Allow the leather to dry before applying the conditioning treatment.  

Apply the Conditioning Treatment

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

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

Deep Conditioning Balm

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 some 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.


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

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.