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    Default Re: Hancock & Moore Leather Cleaning & Conditioning Protocol

    Burnished leather is pretty tough; it's a good performer. It can take quite a bit of abuse in my experience. I have five burnished pieces in my home, including two bar stools at the kitchen counter which get used more than any other leather furniture in the house. Here's a photo taken today, 4 years, 8 months since I brought them home. They get a leather treatment every 6 months with the Leather Solutions kit. Photo taken today as you can see, wear is very much acceptable on them. You can see the original photos here in the forum from Dec 2011 if you do a search for "Steele Farm Cameo"

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    Body oils are different for every person, so there is no way of knowing how one person's will affect a particular leather. Medicines some people take can leech through their skin to cause staining as well, I have seen that happen many times. The finished or coated leathers will always be easier to deal with in that respect as they are less likely to absorb and stain. Burnished leathers have a glazed topcoat and sealer, so they are someone closer to their finished cousins, but still susceptible to sun fade over time.
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    Default Re: Hancock & Moore Leather Cleaning & Conditioning Protocol

    Thanks for the detailed reply, Duane. Your barstools look great!

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    Default Re: Leather Cleaning & Conditioning Protocol for all brands

    Hi Duane,

    I have a H&M 1744 Chancellor Sofa in Heirloom Chestnut. I assume the aniline kit is the right one for this? If so, I'll make an order via paypal.

    Thanks!

    Danny

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    Default Re: Leather Cleaning & Conditioning Protocol for all brands

    Hi Danny,

    You can use an Aniline Kit, it will work. The best kit howevr, is the one for Pull-up and Burnished leathers (Kit # 3) which is a little more expensive and had oil and wax restorers in it, as Heirloom is based on a pull-up leather and is burnished. I'm currently sold out of the # 3 kits but have an order in for a dozen, they should be here late next week. The regular aniline kits I have in stock.

    Duane
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    Default Re: Leather Cleaning & Conditioning Protocol for all brands

    I'm glad I asked, thanks Duane. Can I use the wax restorer in kit #3 on Heirloom Chestnut? Or just the oil restorer? I can't tell if the leather was waxed originally.

    Also, would it be best for me to put my order in now, or wait until the kits are back in stock?

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    Yes, Heirloom Chestnut is a pull-up leather that has been hand-glazed once its fully made up, so ideally you would want to use the oil and wax supplements on it. However you can get by with the basic kit as well, it works too. The most important thing is to get the dirt and oils off, then some conditioner. The Oil/Wax kit just makes it look prettier when done.
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    Default Re: Leather Cleaning & Conditioning Protocol for all brands

    I am getting 2 pieces delivered Sunday (Daly gliders in Atticus leather) and was curious if I should apply the step 3 protector right away? Thanks!

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    It can't hurt!
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    Kits are back in stock. Note addition of a new Kit # 4 and price increase on kits # 3 / # 4
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    Default Re: Leather Cleaning & Conditioning Protocol for all brands

    Hi, Duane. Which kit do you recommend for Ryan leather? I still have pretty full bottles of Leather Magic and will use them up, but just used the Leather Solutions protective cream for the first time that I received in my little kit from Hancock and Moore. I never realized until reading this thread that there was a third step after conditioning. Thanks for all the information!

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