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How to Clean Leather using the Renapur Product Range

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The information on this page has been put together to provide you with some useful hints and tips on how to clean leather for the best results.  

With most leather items having been a high value purchase - from saddles and motorbike leathers, to a comfy leather sofa or smart car interior, it is important to take care of our leather to help extend its life.

The directions below will give guidance on successfully cleaning leather, as well as the best way to apply the Renapur products for effective leather waterproofing.

Authentic Renapur Leather Balsam

Renapur Leather Balsam

The most important point when using Renapur Leather Balsam is not to use too much as it should all be absorbed into the leather. Apply sparingly. Dip the application sponge into the pot of balsam. Wipe the sponge over the edge of the pot to take off any excess. Generally speaking if you can see Renapur Balsam on the sponge you are using too much.

If you are using Renapur Balsam to treat shoes and boots then you don’t have to clean them with our cleaner first unless the dirt has ingrained into the leather. Renapur Leather Balsam can deal with a bit of mud or dirt which will just dissolve away from the leather and come off onto the sponge. You can even use Renapur Balsam on leather that is damp.

Gently work the treated sponge over the leather article. Renapur Leather Balsam will quickly absorb into the leather working its bit of magic as it goes. There is no need to buff.

If you have applied too much Renapur Leather Balsam and it hasn’t all absorbed into the leather, then simply wipe off the excess with a soft clean cloth.

Renapur Leather Cleaner

Renapur Leather Cleaner


1. Using clean water lightly dampen the leather you want to clean.
2. Dilute 10-20ml of Cleaner with 1 litre of clean lukewarm water. Take a clean sponge, work into a lather, rub gently into the area to be cleaned. For tough dirt use undiluted Cleaner.
3. Rinse the cleaned leather with clean water and allow to dry naturally away from direct sunlight or direct sources of heat ie radiators.
4. For ultimate protection the leather should then be treated with Renapur Leather Balsam.

Renapur Leather Hi Shine

Renapur Hi-Shine


1. Give the container a quick shake.
2. Apply a small amount of Renapur Hi-Shine to the applicator sponge. Not too much as a little goes a long way.
3. Work the sponge over the leather article applying Renapur Hi-Shine evenly.
4. Allow to dry for 15 seconds
5. Buff gently to achieve the most beautiful shine

When the shine on your leather starts to diminish just treat with Renapur Leather Balsam which will restore the Hi-Shine instantly. Only use Hi-Shine again when Renapur fails to reinvigorate the shine.
Buffing: An old army trick. Simply stuff an old thick sock into a pair of nylon tights or a stocking and buff your leather with that. It achieves a far better and quicker result than any other way we know. Just use ordinary nylons, fishnets just don’t do the trick in this instance!

Renapur Application Sponges with the Renapur Gift Pack

Application Sponges

Please note: Keep your sponges separate for each product, for example do not apply Renapur Hi-Shine to a sponge previously used for Leather Balsam as the result will not be so good.