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u/DaveIsMyBrother · 1 pointr/Leatherworking

There is also an all natural non-toxic product called Leather Honey. It's been around for a long time.

I've found it to be very useful on all types of leather, from my cowhide backpack, my SO's new winter boots, and my deerskin moccasins. It does tend to darken the leather you apply it to significantly. I've applied it to several of my things several times each and have not yet used a quarter of the bottle. However, I keep a small rag about 2x2 inches in a zipped bag and it's well saturated. I think this helps with not wasting the product.

I think you need to be careful with what you use to condition and recondition leather, especially old leather. Sometimes you might apply something and it works great, but you discover in a couple of years that the leather has begun to rot.

Do what you wish, but be aware that the tanning process (a preservative) can break down over time. When you try to restore your leather, you want to penetrate it with leather-friendly moisture that will not chemically undo the tanning.

Finally, whatever method you decide to do, test an inconspicuous area and wait a few hours. If you like what you see, gently apply your conditioning product (boughten or home made) and let it sit overnight. Sometimes I'll set the item a few feet in front of a space heater to gently warm the leather for a few hours.

I've also been known to use a hair blow dryer on seams to make sure it's penetrating well. Too close will just make it dry and crack. Reapply the next day, and let it soak in. Keep doing this slowly and patiently, until you see that your leather is not absorbing any more. Let it sit another day, then heat it a bit and begin to gently buff away any excess reconditioning material.

You should be left with something pretty amazing.

Best of luck!

u/bzzking · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Hello all, I have been wearing faux leather all my life from Zara and I just got my 1st real leather jacket, Koopes Leather Bomber Jacket!

Need some advice on leather cleaner and conditioner since I never cleaned or conditioned my faux leather jackets before. There didn't seem to be a good search results on leather cleaning and conditioning or I must have missed it. From most of the threads I read, it seems like the brand name doesn't matter as much for cleaner and conditioner, but sounds like it is important to NOT use my boots conditioner due to silicone.

My lamb skin jacket did not feel as stiff as my faux leather which I really liked since I want something comfortable for usual wear rather than a stiff jacket with a bit more durability.

My research shows Saddle soap may be a great cleaner and Lexol cleaner and conditioner seem to be a great option too. I read Leather Honey is a great conditioner, albeit the premium price!

I wanted to ask the experts at r/MFA what they personally recommend for lamb skin leather:

  1. cleaner
  2. conditioner! I hear different conditioners can leave a different amount of oils and can even change colors a bit.
  3. waterproofing, is this worth it?

    Edit: Also, I just wanted to confirm that Dry Cleaning leather jackets is NOT okay. I read it may dry and/or crack the leather. Is this true? Sounds like I should just use the cleaner and conditioner once or twice a year?
u/olivia22511225 · 1 pointr/RepLadies

Hi girls! So I bought a black Gucci Soho Disco from Joy about a year ago. Honestly do not love the quality because when compared to an auth. the leather isn't as supple/buttery, and a well used auth. sort of falls into itself whereas my version is still super stiff and boxy, even after I've used it a lot. I'm not even sure if it's real leather, but it just goes with SO many outfits, so I still wear it quite a bit.

I was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to try to condition the leather on your reps to make them look more authentic/improve the look of the leather? I was looking on Amazon and found this, which has a bunch of good reviews but wanted to know if anyone had any better suggestions?

https://www.amazon.com/Leather-Honey-Conditioner-Furniture-Accessories/dp/B003IS3HV0/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1519753442&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=leather+conditioner&psc=1

Thanks so much!!!

u/ZobotTheRobot · 1 pointr/EDC

Sounds like a good answer. I'm assuming that you can't go wrong with either, as the design is fairly simple/similar. My only regret for not going with aliengear was the price so far, but I'm perfectly happy with my galco.

Something you might be interested in:

http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Honey-Conditioner-Since-Bottle/dp/B003IS3HV0

u/Flavourless · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Most mink oil will do. I have had great success with this, and this, it also helps that it is free shipping with amazon prime.

u/MangoBitch · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Saddle soap is soap + oils. If the leather you're working on is dirty, you should use saddle soap (or a different leather soap) to begin with, and then switch to just a conditioning (oil) product and keep applying layers until it stops soaking it up quickly. The soap is relatively mild, but should be avoided when unnecessary.

I currently use Lexol conditioner because it's cheap and easy to find locally (I was out and needed some STAT), but I've heard great things about Leather Honey and I've also gotten good results from mink oil. Honestly, the brand isn't nearly as important as just doing it regularly.

u/spunky-omelette · 13 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I recently purchased my first "fun colored" purse - a Kate Spade in mulberry (rose? not sure what the official color is) and am really excited... I paid less than $100 for it, but I've always wanted a Kate Spade and never could bring myself to pay too much. Picture for reference

I have a bottle of leather honey I used on a J. Crew bag in the past, but I am wondering if it's okay to use it on my new Kate Spade bag... is it okay to condition a brand new purse? I try not to spend much, so I'm looking to make it last as long as possible. I've perused the leather FAQ post which was great, but I want to start off on the right foot with something brand new.

For reference, I live in New England, so inclement weather is always a concern... any "pre-treatment" suggestions when owning a new leather purse?

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

The one I use is Leather Honey. It hasn't darkened any of my shoes or bags, but you might want to test a small spot first just in case. A little bit reeeally goes a long way with that stuff.

Enjoy your new leather bag! This is kinda silly but I felt somehow luxe and exciting after I got my first purse that wasn't from the Target sale rack.

u/BasicMuchness · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have animals, too, and a big leather couch. I use a leather conditioner on the couch one a month or so and it does a good job of erasing the little scratches and making the big scratches less noticeable. I have had good luck with this one.

u/SirNuke · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Can I get a good, concises overview of leather shoe care?

As I understand, it's along the lines of:

  • Use cedar shoe trees when not wearing, to help dry them out
  • Every couple weeks (or however often the shoe needs it) apply some shoe polish
  • Every month or so apply shoe conditioner

    Would this be a good choice for the shoe polish and brush/rag? Then this for the conditioner?

    Also, some sites mention applying waterproof paste every year or so. Is that necessary for shoes that don't aren't expected to withstand rain (such as a pair of oxfords, which will readily leak water by the lacing regardless if the rest of the shoe is water proof or not)? If so, what's a good product to use?
u/bolivar-shagnasty · 0 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Clean them with some saddle soap. Use good brushes. Then apply some leather honey on the brown parts. It'll help bring back some of the original color quality, but boots that old, and that worn, are going to be hard to get back to the original finish.

On the plus side, boots that old and that worn are supposed to look like that. Clean them up a bit and take care of the soles and you should have no problem getting another 15 years out of them.

u/Enpoli · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Simple question: Any consensus on using Leather Honey for good boots? I've used it and it worked fine on some leather items, but I managed to over-condition some pieces and it really darkened some veg-tanned leather.

What conditioner/cream should I be looking at if I want to make sure not to darken brown/tan leather?

u/minerva_qw · 6 pointsr/vegan

This stuff is highly rated on Amazon, and according to their website:

>Leather Honey is free of animal products, silicone and solvents as well.

u/MrMonkeyKing · 0 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Cool beans! Thanks for the info.

Would this work for conditioner? Or is there another product that would be more bang for buck?

In regards to polishing the shoe, would regular kiwi brown shoe polish work?

u/sanjeevmishra94 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

So should I use mink oil, or not? Is it for something completely different?

So far, it looks like I'm getting this, this, and this. Should I get a shoe conditioner like this, too?

u/Jugg3rnaut · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Good to know, thanks. So if I used this one the shoes maybe twice a year:
https://www.amazon.com/Leather-Honey-Conditioner-Since-Half-Pint/dp/B003IS3HV0

They could last for 3-4 years?

u/omegax84 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I've used this as a cure-all so far, and it has never let me down. Perfect on all smooth or rugged leather (although careful with the raw leather, it will become smooth after 2 coats!).

http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Honey-Conditioner-Best-Bottle/dp/B003IS3HV0

u/LevelCauliflower · 1 pointr/RepLadies

https://www.amazon.com/Leather-Honey-Conditioner-Furniture-Accessories/dp/B003IS3HV0

I saw this from another post on RL. Works pretty well.

u/Softcorps_dn · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Leather Honey is pretty well reviewed as a leather conditioner: http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Honey-Conditioner-Since-Bottle/dp/B003IS3HV0

u/ColinAllCarz · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

As other people have said, saddle soap to clean. I like Leather Honey Leather Conditioner as a conditioner/protector. It does darken the leather a bit, though.

u/ILikeToBakeCupcakes · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I am also new to leather boots! Mine were getting scuffed/discolored from normal wear and tear, so I used Meltonian boot cream to a) restore the color and b) provide a bit of waterproofing (since it's wax-based).

I also have Leather Honey leather conditioner, which I've used on a purse and my Birkenstocks. It definitely does darken the leather, so if you're attached to the exact shade you have now, I wouldn't recommend conditioning.

u/hardwoodissue · 1 pointr/furniture

I applied this to it (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00771KRIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9ToUDbMNVCGZC) but it didn’t seem to help at all. Is there something else I should try?

u/__Vic__ · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The elastic actually isn't damaged, just frayed! I used Leather Honey, but I don't know much about the different types as I am brand new to this. It seemed to work well.

u/donquez · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Have you done anything to treat your bag? I got one of these last year, and immediately it started to stain all of my clothes. I've washed it with saddle soap and retreated it with Leather Honey, but I still have the same problem...

u/nikils · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

If you haven't tried this stuff, I can highly recommend it. I treated my Clark's leather boots with it, and when I accidentally brushed against paint, it cleaned right off. I haven't tried it on serious scratches, but it might be worth a try.

u/evilbit · 7 pointsr/motorcycles

vinegar solution will do the trick, guaranteed, along with some patience, elbow grease, and a few microfiber cloths.

if you haven't cleaned them in a while, get some leather honey and work that in after cleaning them thoroughly. let them rest for 24-48h and you'll be blown away with the end result.

u/Mother_of_Doxies · 1 pointr/RepLadies

A generic Leather Honey off of Amazon. It really made a difference!

u/GaryTheBuff · 0 pointsr/BMW

there are many leather treatment products, find one that fits your needs and try not to slide around the leather at that spot. The left thigh support on the drivers seat is commonly worn out from getting in and out of the car.
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Amazon Leather Honey

u/endo55 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Possibly looks like a full grain leather belt (vs the more common and lower quality grade "genuine leather"), which would explain why it lasted. Try this, would enhance the leather.

Renapur Leather Balsam 200ml https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005EBNZTI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_j1ZACb0CGQ9RM


https://joojoobs.com/leather-grades/

u/Hydro_Logic · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Is this the same as neatsfoot oil for CXM upkeep?

u/AllThatIsSolidMelts · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Leather Honey for regular maintenance and Bickmore No.4 after thorough cleaning with Bickmore No.1

u/Iophobic · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I don't have a schedule, I just apply it when the leather is starting to look dry. I tend to apply at the beginning of the season

I use Lexol (um...but the much smaller bottle? haha) and Leather Honey

u/sliverworm · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

This stuff will be used right after its dry..

u/Gundamnitpete · 1 pointr/guns

I use leather honey on all my leather goods. Shoes, my couch, motorcycle gear, sword handles, etc, etc.

u/FuckYouImFunny · 6 pointsr/IAmA

Leather needs to be moisturized, otherwise it will crack and ruin. I can't imagine your bag will last longer than 10 years in the Saudi desert.

I use this on my shoes, daresay you can probably use something similar (leather conditioner) on your bag. I use a spongey type of material to apply it, works surprisingly well.

u/threedaysatsea · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

What you are looking for is Leather Honey. I do mine about once every four months. Before conditioning, brush off dirt and then wipe with damp cloth until the leather darkens just a bit. A little goes a long way.

u/Otternonsnse · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I know there are a long list of guides, but they all seem to say different things so I thought I'd ask here.

I've given my Red Wing IR a clean this weekend by:

  1. Brushing off dirt
  2. Horse hair brush+saddle soap
  3. Coconut oil
  4. Applied this stuff.

    Do I need to add any extra protection to keep them from getting damaged, I live in a very wet part of the UK.
u/Shigofumi · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

In the washer. Use detergent for leather. It coats and cleans the shoes and cuts down future stank. You have to polish leather boots anyway, this cuts out some of the work.

u/Sir_Meowsalot · 3 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

This is actually quite a timely post. I just bought a bunch of leather cleaning products and conditioning for my leather jackets and boots.

My goods: