Care for Nubuck Leathers


Care for your NUBUCK LEATHER by keeping it free of dust and direct sun, being mindful of the products you use on it, and following the guidelines here:

Nubuck Cowhide is an Aniline leather. It is made on our most select hides and is a lightly-buffed, softly-sueded premium cowhide, sanded on the surface to develop a short nap.   

  • Brush and vacuum to remove topical soil.
  • Blot spills immediately with a soft, white absorbent cloth.
  • Stains may be buffed with an ultra fine abrasive pad, using just enough pressure to remove the stain.
  • A soft bristle brush will help restore the soft suede or nubuck nap.
  • Replication of the method of manufacture is the best way to clean this leather. 
  • Nubuck cleaning pad is used to ‘buff the surface’ or lightly sand the surface, which will result in removal of the soiled fibers.  A Nubuck cleaning pad is available from The Leather Institute.
  • If ASN Protector is to be applied to this leather, apply the protector first, let dry and then brush the surface.

For more detailed information on care and cleaning of Nubuck Leathers see this guideline PDF:

For information on care and cleaning of all other leather types, see our general care page:

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