2016 Top 5 Best Leather Cleaners Reviewed
You may ask yourself; do I really need to know all these? The answer is yes. Most of the time people complain and are often unsatisfied because they do not understand the concept of whatever it is that is in question. Whether for small appliances, accessories to fixtures and automobiles, understanding the thing is the key to keeping it for a long time, in terms of utility.
Car fashion and grooming
Just when you thought that the choice between leather and cloth was the most difficult thing to decide on, regarding car upholstery, the maintenance work comes creeping up after. Since the task of maintenance basically deems the length of time your car will be working for you aside from the engine condition, of course; this is a matter that may be mundane but very essential.
Many decide on leather seats versus cloth because of the sleek design that does not smell even with accumulated and unavoidable stains from children, food, pets and many things and people we get into the car. Leather seats are way easier to keep neat and clean than cloth so most people spare a few more bucks when it comes to seat material in the car for the convenience and the sense of style it offers.
There was a time when leather seats are considered a luxury among consumers but now, with the different types of this product comes different uses that no longer limit it to a symbol of status. Focusing on cars, there is a difference between the make and finish of car leather seats before and now which means the necessary cleaning method also differ and with that the cleaning agents as well.
Cleaning and Tips
For the purpose of the use of cleaners and some tips on how to clean and maintain leather seats, we discuss them by looking at the extent of cleaning needed.
- New to Mildly Dirty Seats
Obviously this is by far the less tedious care and maintenance level that we get to do. We have the advantage of having to start with a regular basis of cleaning and grooming so there are not many issues regarding the efficiency of the cleaners used. In this case, all purpose cleaners can do the trick.
The thing to remember is, since this is like a clean slate start for maintaining upholstery, the more defined the cleaning routine is, the less likely that you would have to do heavy and tedious tasks of getting rid of stains and dirt accumulation later on.
For this part, you can use a solution that you can mix from already available household items (i.e. vinegar, water). However, if you are not to be bothered by measuring parts of liquid and mixing them together, commercial brands are available.
Here are the best leather cleaner products with their perks and downsides:
- Meguiar’s G10916 Gold Class Rich Leather Cleaner & Conditioner – 15.2 oz.
At less than 10 dollars, this product promises ease of use (spray bottle) and that the cleaning is mostly meant for light and all- purpose leather use. This also assures added protection to the seats as it adds a layer of shield against dirt and even UV rays that may cause the premature aging of the leather.
This also comes in a two-in-one function that does not require another purchase to condition the leather after cleaning it. It is also dries clear and does not leave any sticky residue for that smooth finish and clean feel.
However, this may not work so well with cheaper types of leather as it may have a slippery effect on the material. There is also a notable chemical smell with it that may be an issue to sensitive olfactory senses.
- Leather Cleaner by Leather Honey: The Best Leather Cleaner for Vinyl and Leather Apparel, Furniture, Auto Interior, Shoes and Accessories. Concentrated Formula Makes 32 Ounces When Diluted!
This is an all-purpose product that you may use for everything leather that you own. The good benefits of having a concentrated formula is that it actually yields more than the products in bigger packaging and larger amounts. This is a bit more costly than the first one but it does make up for the value you get for the resulting solution.
The results on car seats are remarkable as well, since this leaves the color intact and that it gently cleans with non-toxic natural ingredients. This goes without saying that it is not abrasive and you do not have to worry of compromising the material.
- As an added tip, remember that in this type of cleaning, you almost do not need a brush. Use microfiber towels to clean the seats dry and do not leave the solutions on the surface for too long.
- For the most part, there is very little effort needed in cleaning mild dirt and maintaining new leather car seats. Also, there is no better way to maintain the material than by preventing unnecessary stains, spills and tearing that may require very deep cleaning. After all, prevention always wins.