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1 - Will Leather-Clean Work With EVERYTHING?

Yes!  Well... Almost everything.  We've tested Leather-Clean with nearly everything we can think of that's made of leather, but urge you to be careful with extremely fragile leather products, leather with sequins or beads, extremely fine leather.  If you have a specific question, take a picture of your article and email support@leather-clean.com

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2 - Why Should I Use Leather-Clean?

If you use creams and soaps to clean your leather, you're only treating the surface.  That means the dirt and bacteria remain inside your leather.  When you use Leather-Clean with water, you can wash your leather inside and out.  That's deep cleaning. I mean, imagine if you didn't clean your underwear with water, but used creams and soaps?  Yeah, gross.

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3 - What Is In Leather-Clean?

Leather-Clean is a weak acid with a pH of 6.7 It contains coconut extract, dimethyl silicone, polyoxethelene alkyl ether, isothiazoline, natural flavors, and water.

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4 - How Much Is Leather-Clean?

We currently have 3 sizes of bottles. Our 4 oz bottle sells for $12.95 Our 8 oz bottle sells for $19.95 Our 16 oz bottle sells for $31.95 If you would like to know our distributor pricing, please contact us at support@leather-clean.com

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5 - Where Can I Buy Leather-Clean?

You can buy Leather-Clean here!  Currently we only sell it through our e-commerce shop, but it is coming to major retailers soon!  Please stay tuned.

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6 - There are different types of leather. What types can be washed?

All leather can be cleaned with Leather-Clean.  Cow, lamb, horse, goat, double face, fur, etc. If you find a piece of leather that's really exotic, try washing it with Leather-Clean.

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7 - How do you ship Leather-Clean?

We ship using the USPS.  You will receive a tracking number for your order, and will be able to track it from our warehouse to your doorstep. If there are any questions about your order, please contact us at support@leather-clean.com

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8 - Leather-Clean is expensive! Why is that?

The cost of leather-clean is a little more expensive than other detergents because it has been specially formulated to be able to wash leather.  However, when compared to other brands of saddle soaps or leather sprays and creams, you'll see it's a bit more affordable, and does an incredible job at deep washing your leather.

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9 - I’m a first time buyer. What size should I buy to try Leather-Clean?

Welcome!  We're excited to have you join us.  If you're a first time buyer, it depends on what you want to wash.  Is it large (jacket, pants, large bag) or is it small (sandals, wallet, belt gloves)?  The 4oz is perfect for smaller articles, and the 16oz is perfect for larger articles or multiple smaller articles.  You use 2 oz for every 1.5 gallons of water.  If you can submerge it in 1.5 gallons of water, the 4oz should be good.  If not, the larger sizes will suit you better.

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10 - How much will each size of bottle wash?

The first thing to remember is the ratio of Leather-Clean and water.  You add 2 oz of Leather-Clean to every 1.5 gallon of lukewarm water. 4 oz will wash smaller articles - sandals, belts, wallets, gloves, hats, etc. 8 oz will wash shoes, smaller jackets, smaller pants, medium size purses or multiple small items. 16 oz will wash larger articles - bigger jackets, bigger pants, large pants, large shoes. The important thing is to remember to use the directed ratio of 2 oz of Leather-Clean to every 1.5 gallons of lukewarm water.

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11 - Is Leather-Clean good for the environment?

Absolutely.  Leather-Clean is 100% eco-friendly and will not damage the environment in any way.  That's different than many dry cleaners.  It is made with natural ingredients and contains no strong odor.  It is safe to the human body - to touch, but not to ingest or put in your eyes.

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12 - What if Leather-Clean is swallowed or gets in my eye?

In case of eye contact, flush eyes with water and call a physician if irritation occurs.  If swallowed, promptly drink a glass of water to dilute the solution, and call a physician immediately. Leather-Clean should always be kept out of reach of children. These instructions are printed on every bottle.

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13 - What warnings come with Leather-Clean?

Leather-Clean will clean and sanitize all leather products when used as directed, but may not fully recover the condition of leather already damaged by other detergent or water or any other case.  Also, Leather-Clean may not protect non-leather material that can be damaged by water.

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14 - What are the exact instructions to use Leather-Clean?

It's simple!  To view these instructions, please visit our How-To page.

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15 - What if I don’t do exactly 2oz of Leather-Clean to 1.5 gallons of water?

With every order we provide a 1 oz measuring cup, so you will never need to guess the amount of solution you are adding. To add 1.5 gallons of water, it is recommended to use a container with a known size.  5 to 10 gallon buckets are ideal.  It is wise to use a jug of water to measure out exactly 1.5 gallons of water.  If you do not do exactly 1.5 gallons, but do between 1.25 and 1.75 gallons, the washing should still turn out fine.  If you dilute the solution too much, then you have no promise of the leather being cleaned safely.  It is best to follow the instructions exactly.

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16 - My leather smells like smoke. Will washing it help?

Leather-Clean permeates deep into the leather, extracting dirt, bacteria, fungus, and lingering smells.  Washing your leather the directed way with Leather-Clean should save your leather from that smoke smell.

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17 - My leather shoes stink. Will Leather-Clean help?

Absolutely.  We created leather clean because we had leather shoes that stunk.  We tried washing them with plain water, and they were ruined.  We thought that there had to be a better way.   Leather-Clean will permeate your shoes, kill the bacteria and fungus that cause bad smells, and wash out the dirt that make your leather dirty.  You're going to love the way your leather shoes wash.

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18 - My leather bag stinks. Will Leather-Clean help?

Yes, absolutely.  Leather-Clean will wash both the inside and outside of your bag, permeating the leather on both sides.  This will give you bag a deep clean, killing the bacteria and fungus that are causing that bag smell.

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19 - My leather is already damaged by water. Will Leather-Clean help?

Unfortunately, leather that is already damaged by water is difficult.  There are leather revitalizers that can help.  Washing with Leather-Clean can help soften, moisturize, and extend the life of the leather, but it cannot completely reverse the effects of water damaging leather.

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20 - What’s the science behind Leather-Clean?

Years of chemical engineering and testing.  Check it out here!

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21 - Does Leather-Clean kill bacteria?

Absolutely.  Nearly all of it.  Bacteria and fungus are what cause bad smells in leather.  Bacteria and fungus are killed by the Leather-Clean solution. Think of your wallet and belt - you touch your wallet in all kinds of public places.  You touch your belt right after you use the restroom.  There is bacteria that has gotten on your leather from years of use.  The Leather-Clean solution not only cleans, but sanitizes your leather, killing the bacteria both on and in your leather.

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22 - Is Leather-Clean more affordable than taking it to the dry cleaner?

It's about $50 to dry clean a leather jacket, sometimes more.  It's $19.95 for an 8 oz bottle, which is one wash for a leather jacket.  It's $31.95 for a 16 oz bottle, which is two washes for a leather jacket.  Yes, it's way more affordable.

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23 - I’ve always heard not to get my leather wet. Is that true?

If you get your leather wet with plain water, the amino acids and intercellular lipids will wash out, and the proteins will lose their shape - giving you cracked, crusty, water damaged leather.  Leather-Clean is engineered to mix with water and assure that the amino acids and lipids stay in place and are strengthened - giving you stronger, healthier, happier and clean leather.  

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24 - I’m a dry cleaner. I don’t think this stuff works.

Neither did we when we first started.  But we've done it and tested it - and it really works.  Imagine if you could wash all the leather articles that people bring into the dry cleaner.  That'd bump up your bottom line, big time.  Contact us at support@leather-clean.com if you are interested in learning more.

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25 - Why does my leather stink?

Bacteria is what causes smells.  Bacteria, fungus, germs can all cause unpleasant odors in leather.  To get rid of the smell, you need to kill the bacteria.  This is tough to do, because leather is very fragile, but Leather-Clean does just that.

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26 - Will Leather-Clean condition leather?

Absolutely! Leather-Clean was engineered with moisturizers and conditioners that are meant to soften up and maintain the natural properties of the leather.

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27 - What will my leather smell like after washing with Leather-Clean?

It will smell fresh - that's the best way to describe it!  It will smell clean, like fresh laundry - but with that distinct leather smell we all love.

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28 - What if Leather-Clean ruins my leather?

Leather-Clean, when used as directed, should have no adverse effects on your leather.  Please pay attention to the instructions as you use Leather-Clean.  If there are certain cases you would like to discuss with us, please email us at support@leather-clean.com

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29 - How much is shipping?

When you make a purchase, we will ask for your shipping address.  We ship within 1-2 days of purchase, and will let you know via email when we do!  We currently only ship to addresses in the United States. The cost of shipping is a flat rate of $4.95 for any purchase under $35. However, if you purchase more than $35 of product, shipping is on us, free to you.

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30 - Where do you ship to?

Currently, we only ship to customers within the United States.  If you are outside of the United States and are interested in purchasing or distributing Leather-Clean, contact us at support@leather-clean.com and we'd be happy to help you!

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31 - Why Should I Use Leather-Clean?

Until today, many processes, time, and complex chemicals were needed to clean leather.  Leather-Clean is revolutionary, as it is an eco-friendly detergent that can easily be used by anyone.  Leather can now be cleaned without worry of shrinking.  It is antibacterial and removes strong odor.s  Rich softeners and conditioners maintain the natural properties of the leather. Plus, it's cheaper than almost any other solution on the market.  Say goodbye to expensive dry cleaning fees and dirty leather, and say hello to Leather-Clean.

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32 - What Exactly Can I Wash With Leather-Clean?

Leather-Clean is safe to use with all types of leather, including cow, lamb, goat, hog, camel, etc. It is also safe to use on suede and other leather products such as leather shoes, gloves, Ugg boots. It is also formulated to wash things such furs and doubled faced surfaces. Overall, the Leather-Clean solution is a soft and gentle detergent, yet powerful and effective at getting a deep clean.

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33 - How Does Leather-Clean Work?

The moisturizers, conditioners, and special pH level of Leather-Clean make it safe and ideal to give your leather a deep clean.  Visit our How It Works section to learn more.

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34 - What is Leather-Clean?

Leather-Clean is an eco-friendly detergent that allows you to wash your leather apparel and goods in lukewarm water.  It provides the deepest clean for leather and is also very affordable.

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