Care for Semi-Aniline Leathers


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

Semi-Aniline leather is produced from the hair side of the hide with no correction.

The hide is aniline-dyed and then receives a custom-matched color coat, which is sprayed on the surface.  The color coat is composed of a binder and pigment and is as thin as a human hair.

  • Use a leather cleaner that has a pH of 4-6.
  • Dampening a white cotton rag with approved leather cleaner or use a Leather Institute Finished Leather Cleaning Wipe.
  • Never apply the cleaner directly to the leather, always apply the cleaner to the leather using a cotton rag. 
  • Using moderate pressure, rub the leather in a circular motion to remove all cleaning agents, oils, soil and other foreign substances from the leather.
  • Allow no less than five minutes to air dry before continuing.
  • It is recommended to blot soils immediately.
  • Even if the spill is absorbed, it will dissipate in time and eventually diffuse. 
  • Stains or ink marks can be removed using an Ink Stick Remover. 
  • Work gently with these items as they could dissolve the protective top coat and remove color

Tipped Semi-Aniline leathers would fall under the same protocol as pure Semi-Aniline, therefore follow the same directions here.

For more detailed information on care and cleaning of Semi-Aniline 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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