How to Clean Your Katzkin Leather Seats
Leather Upholster Maintenance Do's & Don'ts

Cleaning your katzkin leather

Katzkin uses only the finest imported automotive leathers. Each hide receives a special protective treatment during the tanning process, to preserve and protect the grain from dirt and stains that come from everyday use. Maintenance is easy! Just follow these simple cleaning recommendations below.

spots & Spills

Blot excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clear, lukewarm water and gently wipe spill. If water is used, clean the entire area where the spill occurred. Dry with a clean towel and allow to air dry. Do not dry wet areas with heat dryers, hair dryers, etc. as this will damage the leather..

For Stubborn stains

Use a mild solution of Ivory® bar soap and clear, lukewarm water. Apply the soap solution to a clean, moist sponge or soft cloth and blot the area. Do not apply force or pressure, as the heat and friction of rubbing will damage the leather. Rinse and allow to air dry naturally..

Do not use

Saddle soaps, oils, abrasives, cleaners containing detergent (such as dishwashing liquids)Solvent-based cleaners (such as mineral spirits)Varnish or ammonia water or silicone-based products. These types of cleaners will cause damage to the protective top coat of the leather and may void your warranty.

Note regarding Blue Dye Transfer: Some clothing items (such as darker jeans) contain dyes which may transfer to lighter color upholstery surfaces, including lighter color automotive leathers.  This dye transfer occurs naturally over time and does not reflect a defect in the finish of the leather. If you are concerned about the possibility of blue dye transfer, we recommend that you consider a darker color for your leather interior.