Water Protectant is best used on quality cowhide, full grain and finished leather, although it can work well with most types of leather. It is especially important to test Water Protectant first before using it on any vegetable tanned, aniline, semi-aniline, or lighter colored leathers. Due to Water Protectantâ€™s heavy consistency, it will darken leather. These darkening effects will usually lighten back within a week of use as the conditioner has time to absorb beneath the leatherâ€™s surface, but it depends on the leatherâ€™s type. Some exotic or very soft leathers are not designed to handle large concentrations of oils and waxes. That said, Water Protectant can be used safely on most any type of leather, as long as it is tested first. If your leather is unfinished, it may be wise to test your leather in multiple discreet places before applying.
Water Protectant is most at home restoring old leather or protecting heavy duty leather exposed to harsh environments and volatile weather. If youâ€™re planning a hike through the woods, want to be ready for that heavy thunderstorm youâ€™re hearing about on the news, or simply want to restore an old antique youâ€™ve recently rediscovered hidden in your attic, Water Protectant is your solution. If your leather prefers a gentle touch, or only sees casual use and mild climates, you should look at Leather Care Liniment No.1.
Finally, if you have any allergy concerns, be sure to Contact Us to ensure none of the ingredients will be harmful to anyone coming into contact with the treated leather. Individuals with nut allergies are not advised to use Leather Milk. For more health recommendations, please visit our Water Protectant SDS (Safety Data Sheet).
Long and short, if youâ€™ve got leather, and youâ€™ve got weather, you need Water Protectant. Test it first and use it well â€“ and it will save your hide!