Leather cleaner and a scrubby sponge are being used use on this tan leather to remove a visible layer of grunge. For heavy dirt, a leather brush may be necessary.
For a dark-colored leather interior, I recommend cleaning twice a year. Light-colored leather will need more frequent cleaning, even as often as every 3 months, depending on how readily the dirt shows.
In between cleanings, use a clean, damp towel to wipe down the surface completely. This removes the dust and light soiling so it won’t have a chance to work into your leather.
Follow these steps to clean your leather:
Apply the leather cleaner of your choice one section at a time, and work the solution into a nice lather with a sponge. If your leather is heavily soiled, use an upholstery (interior detailing) brush.
When finished scrubbing, be sure to remove all soap from the surface with a damp towel.
Rinse and wipe several times, and then dry the leather with a fresh, dry terry cloth towel.
Let’s clear something up!
Water will not hurt your leather. Most leather is actually made (tanned) in water.
Next Steps w/ Leather
After your car’s leather has dried, apply the leather conditioner of your choice. Choose a leather protectant that gives you the look you want (flat to shiny).