How to Care for Top Grain Leather

Top grain leather is a term that refers to leather taken from the top part of the hide. It is also sanded down greatly which gives it a very smooth consistency which is easier to clean than other forms of leather. Leather is a highly temperamental material that requires special care to keep from damaging it. With proper care, leather is a strong and durable material that can last for many years.

Care for Top Grain Leather

Step 1

Use a high quality leather soap or nubuck cleaning cloth to clean leather as it needs it. When choosing a leather soap, be sure that it doesn't leave a residue as this may be harmful to the leather by giving bacteria a place to thrive. This can eventually break down the leather.

Step 2

Condition leather at least twice a year to prevent drying out and cracking. Use a high quality leather conditioner and a soft clean cloth.

Step 3

Store the leather in a cool dry place. Do not cover leather in plastic as this may cause mold to grow on it.

Step 4

Wipe up spills immediately to prevent damage using a soft clean cloth. Set the leather item in a cool dry place to dry.

Step 5

Mix one cup of isopropyl alcohol to one cup of water to remove mold. Use a soft clean cloth dipped in the solution and dry using a soft clean cloth.