When to Use What for Your Leather - Our Guide to Chamberlain’s Leather Care Selection

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In a previous article, we explained why leather care is so important and why Chamberlain Leather Milk is the best way to ensure that your beloved Tusk leather accessory lasts a lifetime. The question you might have now is: “When should I use which leather care product?”

Here is our guide to how and when you should apply our three Chamberlain Leather Milk Products:

Leather Care Product - Healing Balm

CHAMBERLAIN'S LEATHER MILK HEALING BALM

Perhaps the most intense leather healing remedy on the market yet, this healing balm is the perfect solution when your leather is plagued by things like scratches, scars, light cracks in the hide, or is just really, really thirsty. Designed for aesthetic work and carefully optimized to preserve glossy and shiny finishes, this all-natural, curating potion will enrich the color and vibrancy of your leather, and beautify for years to come.

Wondering how to use it? Check out this instructional video below: 

Caution: Not for use on suede or other extremely soft leathers.

Leather Care Product - Straight Cleaner No. 2

CHAMBERLAIN'S LEATHER MILK STRAIGHT CLEANER NO. 2

A mild blend of water, alcohol and other non-alkaline cleaning ingredients which gently remove stains, spills, spots, and other substances that damage leather, Formula No. 2 is perfect for when you want to give your leather a thorough yet gentle cleaning treatment. With its ability to penetrate into the leather fibers and help loosen CCS (collected clogging substances), Formula No. 2 provides a safe wash for your leather item.

Environmentally healthy, this recipe contains no saddle soaps, solvents or synthetic chemicals. Although it cannot compete with the strength of chemical-based leather cleaners, this is due to their increased harshness on the leather which enables them to lift those really set-in stains. Due to this, we always recommend trying this gentle leather cleaner before graduating to solvents, saddle soaps or synthetic chemical cleaners.

Wondering how to use it? It’s simple, check out this guide below:

  1. Shake well. Test recipe first in a discreet area and allow to dry naturally in a cool, clean location away from sunlight and heat. If you do not find excess color rub off, discoloration in leather, or any other negative effect, it is safe to use on your leather.
  1. Shake your recipe bottle well. When you go to apply Straight Cleaner, ensure the leather is completely dry when you begin. Try to brush off any surface dust to ensure maximum absorption. Next, gently massage Straight Cleaner evenly over your leather’s surface. Apply in thin layers, with only as much cleaner as leather naturally absorbs at a time. Excess use of leather cleaner may lead to dye rub-off or dehydration in your leather, so make sure the leather doesn’t get too dry while you clean. Massage in circular motions until the surface has been fully treated. Do not saturate your leather – a little goes a long way.
  1. Wipe off any residual fluid, and allow your leather to dry naturally. After the leather has dried, follow up with Leather Care Liniment No.1 or another leather conditioner.
  1. Use Straight Cleaner when your leather is excessively dirty, or for periodic cleaning. It is usually best to clean your leather 2-4 times a year, depending on the climate and amount of use the leather will receive, as well as its type. If your leather has grown rough, dry, or squeaky, that’s a good sign you’re either using too much cleaner, or your leather simply needs more conditioner.

Leather Care Product - Water Protectant Formula No. 3

CHAMBERLAIN'S LEATHER MILK WATER PROTECTANT FORMULA NO. 3

This natural medley of deeply penetrating oils and waxes both conditions and protects leather from malevolent elements. Would you let your loved one go out in the rain without the proper protection? Protect your leather from harsh weather conditions, especially rain and snow, with this product specifically designed for that. This recipe, which works great on boots, shoes, purses, bags, outdoor gear, and motorcycle equipment, is guaranteed to keep your accessories safe on even the worst days.

Wondering how to use it? Check out Chamberlain’s instructional video below: