How do I clean my leather?
Our cleaner contains ingredients that break up grime and dirt buried in the pores, and brings them to the surface so they can be wiped off. Here's how to clean your leather:
1. Apply Clyde's Leather Cleaning Foam to the section of your leather you plan on recoloring. Using a rag, massage the foam into the leather in circular motions.
2. Dry the leather surface with a towel before moving on to the next step.
Why Clean my leather?
There are tons of benefits from cleaning your leather with our cleaning foam:
1. Kills any bacteria in the pores of your leather
2. Rids leather pores of dirt and debris burried deep in the pores of your leather
Step 2: Prepare
There are two types of leather: absorbent and non-absorbent. Before using Clyde’s Leather Recoloring Balm, you need to test the absorbency of your leather. Our deglazer removes all types of factory-applied finishes and prepares for balm application.Get the 4-Step Kit
How do I apply recoloring balm
Before you apply the balm to the entirety of your leather, it's important to test it on a non-visible patch to ensure you are happy with the color you chose. Use a pinch of the balm to test, then massage it into the absorbent leather.
If the color looks slightly off, you have a few options:
1. Exchange your current color for a new color, which we will send out to you.
2. Mix your current color with another for a more complex color profile.
3. Return your balm for a full refund.
If you are happy with the color, you can continue application! Here are the steps:
Make sure that your leather is completely dry before applying balm. Then, apply a very conservative amount of the balm to the leather using application sponge provided. Massage the balm into the leather by rubbing the sponge in circular motions.Allow the leather to dry while you repeat step 2 on another section of the leather. Repeat this process until the leather has reached the desired color. You may need to do multiple coats of balm to reach the color you want, in this case you will want to allow the balm to cure for 1 hour between each coat. If streaking or circles are observed after application, immediately buff the leather surface with a moist towel. This will remove lines and streaks.Once you have applied the last coat, wait for the balm to cure for 24-36 hours before using the leather again.
What makes our recoloring balm unique?
Until Clyde's Leather Recoloring Balm, recoloring your leather meant using expensive dyes which contain toxic and harmful ingredients and often leave leather cracked and dry.
We changed that. Our high-tech recoloring balm recolorsleather while improving its lifespan tenfold; restoring leather's natural color, filling in old scratches, and usable on any leather surface, including your car seats, sofas, boots, jackets, saddles, bags and more...
How do I condition my leather?
Following balm curation, apply Clyde's Leather Conditioning Cream using a rag or microfiber cloth.
Massage the conditioner into leather using circular motions. The remoisturizing cream doesn’t need to dry, but it may take a couple of hours to fully absorb.
After 5-6 hours of conditioner curation, you are ready to use your new leather!
Why should I protect my leather?
Much like when your leather was originally manufactured, using our leather recoloring balm requires you apply a leather finish after application. This will do a few things:
1. Seals balm, and prevents color transfer and staining.
2. Protects leather from the elements and waterproofs surface.
3. Prevents future damage from frequent use, like leather creasing or scratches.
4. Completely seals balm, improving lifespan of recoloring results.
5. Leaves leather soft, shinny, and supple.
6. Restores leather's original scent.