All Agate Leather products are made from quality leather that requires very little cleaning. If you need to clean your leather item please use a product that both cleans and conditions. This will prevent dryness and cracking. Do not use conventional hand, dish or body soaps. Only use products intended for leather. DO NOT put your item in the washing machine or dryer. It will promptly be completely destroyed.
I recommend Fiebing’s Saddle Soap Liquid Glycerin for a quick easy clean and condition. Saddle soap can be used at any time and as often as needed. I also love Feibings Aussie leather conditioner for an occasional deep conditioning. These are made specifically for leather and will extend the life of your piece and keep it looking fresh and clean. Apply Saddle soap, saddle oil or conditioner with a cloth by rubbing in with a circular motion. Saddle soap and oil can darken some light colored leathers. For Crimson Red items I make I exclusively condition with Fiebing’s Liquid Glycerin Saddle Soap. This will slightly darken leather when applied then lighten over time.
Leather can get wet! Trust me, I used to work on horse saddles in the Pacific Northwest and it definitely happens. Don’t intentionally take you item out into a down pour, but this leather has a waxy finish that will repel light rain. DO NOT soak your leather and never leave it out in the rain. But if you get caught in the rain when you get home just dry off your item with a cloth and leave in a dry (but not boiling hot) place. When your item is dry you can apply your saddle soap or conditioner and let it absorb into the leather.
Leather will last for many years when properly cared for. So continue to oil and care for your item. It will be worth the investment! If you notice your leather seeming dry, apply Saddle Soap or your leather conditioner. If you have any questions at all please contact me.
Please Note: All leather edges are hand dyed, burnished and sealed for maximum color stay. But with any hand dyed piece of either fabric or leather there will always be a risk of color transfer. Please be aware of this and use caution if pairing with light colored fabrics. Especially when combined with heat, moisture and/or friction!
Waxed Canvas Care
Using a damp rag to lightly spot clean waxed canvas is recommended. If heavier cleaning is needed, I recommend using a light mixture of water and castile soap. Take a soft brush, and gently scrub the waxed canvas. When finished, use water to rinse the fabric of all soap. Air dry. Do not use a machine washer, dryer or detergent to clean your waxed canvas products, as it will break down the wax coating.
If you have any questions regarding caring for your leather please reach out via our contact page or by email!
Agate Leather, Owner