How To Properly Clean Your Leather Interior

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
How To Properly Clean Your Leather Interior

Keeping your car's leather seats clean not only enhances the aesthetics of your vehicle but also prolongs the lifespan of the upholstery. Leather, a luxurious material, requires proper care and maintenance to retain its beauty and durability. This comprehensive guide will provide you with instructions and tips on how to effectively clean and preserve your car's leather seats. Maintenance is easy, just follow Katzkin's recommendations below!

Katzkin interiors receive a protective treatment during the manufacturing process, which will protect the surface from the soiling and staining of everyday use throughout the life of your Katzkin interior. If necessary, we recommend the following procedures for cleaning:

Leather Interior Stains

For Spots and Spills: Blot any excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clear, lukewarm water and dry with a clean towel, then air dry. Do not dry wet areas with heat dryers, hair dryers, etc. as this will damage the material.

Leather Interior Spots & Spills

For Stubborn Spots and Stains: Use a mild solution of Ivory bar soap (not dishwashing liquid) and clear, lukewarm water. Apply the soap to a clean, wet sponge and blot the affected area. Do not apply force or pressure, as the heat and friction of rubbing will damage the surface over time. Rinse and allow to air dry naturally.

For Disinfecting: Katzkin recommends using only botanical-based disinfectants on vehicle seating surfaces used in accordance with the directions on the product label. Alcohol or ammonium-based disinfectants could damage your interior when used consistently over time.

Do Not Use: Saddle soaps, oils, abrasives, cleaners containing detergent (such as dishwashing liquids), solvents (mineral spirits), any products containing alcohol (hand sanitizers), household disinfecting sprays or wipes, varnish, ammonia water or any products containing bleach, as these types of cleaners will cause damage to the protective top coat of the interior and use of listed products may void your warranty.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Regularly clean your leather seats to prevent dirt buildup, we recommend at least twice a year.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals or household cleaners that can damage the leather.
  • Use a high-quality leather conditioner to help keep the seats soft and supple.

Conclusion: Proper care and maintenance of your car's leather seats not only maintain their appearance but also extend their longevity. By following the steps outlined in this guide and adopting good habits for leather care, you can ensure that your car's leather seats remain luxurious, supple, and inviting for years to come.

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