What is Leather Cleaning?

We are THE leather cleaning experts

So, what exactly IS leather cleaning? The short answer is...

Leather cleaning is a specialized process designed to preserve the look and feel of leather and suede garments.

But, there's more...

Leather's unique characteristics, such as its ability to breath and visible properties such as vein, tick, and scar marks (beauty marks) require special understanding and knowledge in order to professionally clean them.

Various dyeing and pigmentation techniques are used in order to achieve different appearances and effects on leather garments. A thorough understanding of colors, dyes, pigmentation, and garment construction, along with characteristics of different types of leather is necessary. This knowledge is what a professional leather cleaner provides.  

We take pride in understanding the work that we perform. All items that LeatherCareUSA processes are cleaned, refinished and pressed as part of our cleaning service.

Providing a professional leather cleaning service is not just about the cleaning. The refinishing or recoloring of a leather garment is the most vital part of producing a high quality piece. Without the color restoration process, true professional leather cleaning is not being provided. 

We have decades of experience in restoring colors. We mix colors from scratch to match each garment. My using top coats we reproduce the look and feel that the designer of the garment intended. The oils and dyes we use restore suede and offer repellents to protect leather during wear.

Providing professional leather service also requires a repair and alteration staff that understands garment construction. Our crew of seamstresses and tailors are talented and allow us to offer a wide variety of alterations and repairs. Their knowledge and expertise strengthen the quality of our service. Some of the skills they provide include; removing and replacing hardware, disassembling and reassembling pieces to clean delicate items separately, fulfilling customers' requested repairs, replacing zippers, buttons, making new linings, shortening sleeves and much much more. We offer the full line of service.

Once a leather piece is cleaned, refinished and repaired/altered it moves to our pressing department. The final process of professionally cleaning a leather garment is the ability to press the garment and make the leather look its best. We use tension equipment, utility presses, forms, brushes, buffers and more to put the final look on a piece.

Professional Care = Professional Results

Services Offered

  • Leather Garment Cleaning
    • Jackets, coats, motorcycle gear, varsity jackets, shirts, blouses and more
  • Suede Garment Cleaning
  • Fur Garment Cleaning, both natural fur and synthetic fur
  • Footwear cleaning from Flip-flops to UGG boots
  • Handbags, wallets, clutches, coin purses cleaning and re-coloring
  • Cleaning of all outerwear items made of fabric like wool, cotton, rain gear
  • Mixed material cleaning, items with leather or fur trim for example
  • Faux Leather and Faux Suede cleaning
  • Leather Saddles and equestrian goods
  • Repairs and Alterations for leather and suede
  • Water Repellent Only applications

Leather Handbags and Accessories

Accessories such as handbags and wallets are part of every person's wardrobe. LeatherCareUSA provides expert cleaning and color restoration. We remove stains and spills from daily use & can touch up the color on the entire bag or just parts of the bag. Color restoration is included in the cleaning price. We also can apply Protectal Shield with Leather Scotchguard to help keep spots and water marks from blemishing your bag.

What is leather refinishing?

Leathers are finished with a pigment or dye when the leather is processed into usable pieces for the manufacturer. Here is an analogy. Think of a piece of wood, you can paint it or stain it to finish the piece. Same with leather! 

LeatherCareUSA is able to restore colors to the leather garment. The proces of refinishing allows a garment to look as new as possible. We use water based products and air brush them onto the item with care and precision. Each item's color is mixed from scratch to ensure a perfect color match.

Refinishing is included in the cleaning price.

What is included with the leather cleaning service?

All leather garments that we clean include the following services: cleaning, conditioning, re-coloring, pressing and deodorization.

Currently, all garments that are sent to LeatherCareUSA for cleaning have free shipping, from the customer to our facility and back.

Send a picture to our email info@leathercareusa.com 

You may also use the live texting service in the bottom right corner. The most effective way to communicate with us. Send a picture of your garment for evaluation and quotes.

Industry Leader.

Member of the Professional Leather Cleaners Association(PLCA). A trade association that focuses on the commitment to continuing education of our craft. We are proud of what we do and strive to continually educate ourselves and our fellow leather cleaning professionals. You can visit the PLCA website for information on our trade group. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND A PROFESSIONAL. Leather cleaning is not dry cleaning. There are few shops in the country that offer a professional level service. Look for the professional. 

Are you a Dry Cleaner, Shoe Shop, Leather Goods store?

We offer wholesale services. LeatherCareUSA provides suede, leather, fur cleaning and repair to over a thousand of dry cleaning stores throughout the nation. If you own a dry cleaning company or shoe shop and are in need of a wholesale service provider please give us a call. If we don't service your area, we know who does OR we have mail-order services with free shipping. We offer a wide variety of specialty services, including wedding gown cleaning and preservation. We also can advise on dry cleaning business or technical issues. Give us call. A combined 100-years of experience in our facility. Visit our site, usleathercleaning.com to learn more. 

Other cleaners trust us with their work – you can too.

Have more questions?

Use the live texting service in the bottom right corner. The most effective way to communicate with us. Send a picture of your garment for evaluation and quotes.