Amazon, other online retailers and local retail shops sell leather cleaning products. Commercial leather cleaners are sold in various forms including liquid, spray, gel, cream or paste. In order to choose the best cleaner for a leather item, know which cleaners work best on specific types of leather, notes Ebay.
According to Ebay, finished and unfinished leather require different cleaning methods. It is easier to clean finished leather than unfinished. In addition, choosing the wrong cleaning product may end up damaging the leather. For example, the color of leather may be permanently ruined by applying a cleaner that is not a good match. It is a good idea to research how specific leather types should be cleaned before purchasing a cleaning product.
A manufacturer of leather goods may provide valuable information on how to clean the product on a tag or in an instruction guide. Ebay notes that it is important to read tags to find out if the leather requires professional cleaning. When using a commercial cleaning product, it is advisable to do a test by applying the product to a small area first. If the cleaner does not do any damage, it is okay to proceed with cleaning the remaining area.