How to clean and care for your leather using the Renapur product range.

We’ve put together a handy guide on how to clean leather to help you achieve the best results and make your leather last longer.

Most leather items are a high value investment – from saddles and motorbike leathers, to a comfy leather sofa or smart car interior – so it’s important to take care of your 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.

Renapur Leather Balsam

  1. The most important point when using Renapur Leather Balsam is to apply it sparingly, do not use too much as it should all be absorbed into the leather.
  2. Dip the application sponge into the pot of balsam and wipe the sponge over the edge of the pot to remove any excess. Generally speaking, if you can see Renapur Balsam on the sponge you are using too much.
  3. Gently work the treated sponge over the leather. The Leather Balsam will quickly absorb into the leather working its leather cleaning magic as it goes.
  4. No need to buff – but if you have applied too much Renapur Leather Balsam and it hasn’t all been absorbed into the leather, then simply wipe off the excess with a soft clean cloth.

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.

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Using Renapur Leather Balsam

Renapur Leather Cleaner


  1. Using clean water lightly dampen the leather you want to clean.
  2. Dilute 10-20ml of Renapur Leather 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 i.e. radiators.
  4. For ultimate protection the leather should then be treated with Renapur Leather Balsam.
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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

We recommend using Hi-Shine prior to Renapur Leather Balsam.

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.

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

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Renapur Suede & Fabric Protector 250ml

1. Ensure the surface is clean and free of dust, dirt, grease or any cleaner residue.

2. Spray evenly over the surface until the surface is quite damp. Allow to dry.

3. Dries in 24 hours. Drying can be accelerated by use of a hair dryer. Only one application required.

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Application Sponges

Please note: Keep your application 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.


Renapur Leather Balsam, Leather Cleaner and Hi-Shine are for use on finished i.e. smooth leather only. Do not use on suede, nubuck or fully aniline type leather. Renapur may darken some types of leather, especially if it has faded over time and with wear. If in doubt, always test on a small concealed area first. Renapur products are so successful around the world and we think that is testimony to how good they are but please be aware that there are thousands of different types of leather and some may not be compatible with Renapur or any other products, especially those made to create various effects in the fashions industry. If in doubt test an unobtrusive area first.