Leather and Fur Wash Concentrate

Before washing please note:

  • Heavily soiled garments or greasy collars, cuffs etc. should be pre-soaked in luke-warm water and the problem areas pre-treated with the Wash Concentrate and a soft brush.
  • With leather garments of more than one color, or those made from a mixture of leather and textile, or with a light colored lining, some color-bleeding can occur. In such cases always soak in LEDER FEIN® Leather Fixative before washing.
  • Never wash two different garments together.
  • Always wash the two or three parts of a dress or trouser suit, together.
  • Fading and scuff marks may be hidden by the soiling and can become visible after cleaning.
  • On some leather types the dyes have not been fixed to the fibre. Others are coated with oils or waxes. Such garments will be clean after washing but will have a changed surface or appearance.
  • Loose buttons or too loosely sewn decorative applications must be removed or secured before washing.
  • Sheepskins with a white underside: Always cut off a small piece and use it for a test. If it becomes hard, it means the garment has been subject to a kind of tanning that is washed out in water. In which case, do not wash.

Leather Fixative Pre-treatment

LEDER FEIN® Leather Fixative is used to fix colors on leather garments during washing. It can also be used for the removal of water stains on natural and aniline leather.
For leather-textile mixtures, multi-colored garments, single-colored garments in black, red, blue, bordeaux and green: Always pre-soak in a basin with Leather Fixative!
Effect: Fixes tanning agents, colors, and lipids inside the leather. Prevents the colors from washing out. Use preferably prior to washing.

  • Soak in a basin or bathtub, not in the washing machine.
  • Add half a bottle to approx. 10 litres hand hot water, max. 30 °C until covered.
  • Motorcycle suits: use a full bottle.
  • Soak the garment thoroughly for approx. 60 minutes, moving occasionally.
  • Put it into the washing machine, without rinsing.

Careful: The product contains natural volatile acids. Avoid skin contact, use rubber gloves. Wash off skin or eyes with generous amounts of water. Keep away from children.

Leather & Fur Washing Concentrate Hand Wash Instructions

Suitable for hand-washing all suede and nappa leathers, including jackets, coats, shirts, trousers, motorcycle suits and gloves. Depending on the garment size use ⅓ – ½ bottle + approx. 12 litres of warm water. Cover the garment. Keep the temperature below 35°C (95°F). For a complete motorcycle suit or large coat, use 1 bottle and enough water to cover. Soak for about 30 minutes and wash by hand. Treat heavy soiling with a soft brush. When clean, remove and rinse once in clean warm water. Surface Cleaning: using a thin concentrate 1:50, wipe the surface or use a brush.

Leather & Fur Washing Concentrate Machine Wash

Only use the delicates or wool program and do not exceed 35°C (95°F). Suitable for all suede and grain leather, such as jackets, coats, shirts, trousers, folklore costumes, motorcycle clothing and gloves. Also ideal for leather/textile-combinations.

Depending on garment size add ⅓ – ½ bottle to the machine.

  • Motorcycle suits or large coats will need one whole bottle. Heavy soiling: soak for 1 hour and pre-treat with a soft brush dipped in concentrate.
  • Wash with the delicates or wool program at no more than 35°C (95°F). At the end of the wash-cycle, only spin for about 30 seconds.
  • Remove the wet garment, shake and stretch out the folds. Hang or lay the wet garment on a towel at room temperature away from sun or heat. This can sometimes take several days, depending on the leather…but it’s worth it.
  • Important: Never dry in a drier or with heat!
  • After drying, the leather fibres will be stuck together. Pull and stretch the garment into shape in all directions and, if needed, cold tumble dry (inside out), for about 15 - 30 minutes. Do not use heat. Nubuck and suede should be brushed with a soft brush.


The Care of Leather Garments

Coated Top-Grain Leather

Many top-grain leathers (such as motorcycle leather) have pigmented protective coatings to make them waterproof and more resistant to fading and staining. These leathers are easy to recognize, as rubbed-on moisture will not sink in and darken the leather. Care instructions: Scuffs and wear can be easily repaired with COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh in the correct tone. Top-Grain leather clothing should be protected and nourished by wiping with LEDER FEIN® Leather Care & Waterproofing Oil at least twice a year. This prevents cracking, shrinkage and stains.

Open Pored Top Grain Leather (napa, aniline)

These are leathers which are dyed throughout but, in order to maintain their look and feel, their surfaces have not been coated. A little pressure or rubbing with moisture will darken these. Care instructions: Regular treatment with COLOURLOCK Aniline Cream (every 2-3 months) will prevent water or fat stains. Older aniline leathers can be revitalized by regular treatment with our COLOURLOCK Aniline Protector. This adds softening oils, anti-oxidants, UV-filters and intensifies the dyes. For heavy fading consult a leather professional.

Suedes and Nubucks

These are leathers with a velour (slightly furry) surface. Typical are pig, goat, cow-hide, nubuck or suede, deerskin, elk and lamb. Care instructions: treat at least 1-2 times per year with our COLOURLOCK Aniline Protector, an aerosol designed to protect against fading and dryness. It is also ideal for re-conditioning suedes and nubucks after washing. It restores the freshness of the color. Heavy fading of all kinds of leather can only be restored by a professional. Do not forget to waterproof the open surface of such leathers with LEDER FEIN® Leather Waterproofing Pump Spray. To remove light soiling, brush with our soft Leather Brush or use the Nubuck Eraser.

Application: Cleaners & Degreasers
Application Area: Leather Cloth
Leather Type: Aniline leather, Pigmented leather, Pull Up leather, Semi-aniline leather, Suede & Nubuck

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October 29, 2015 00:00

This is definitely a great product! So much cheaper than going to the ...

This is definitely a great product! So much cheaper than going to the dry cleaner for my leather skirt and it really washes well. The instructions are easy to follow and looks just as good as new. I put my leather skirt in the washing machine on a delicates cycle and it came out fine. You need to be patient when leaving to dry but this is worth it. The only criticism I would say about the packaging is that when measuring out what you need, it is hard to tell how much you have used because the bottle is not clear. I will definitely be ordering again when I need to order more.

September 28, 2015 00:00

I will be the first to do so on Amazon and also because the product deserves to be recommended. After extensive research for how

I feel obliged to write a review for this product, I will be the first to do so on Amazon! The product deserves to be recommended.After extensive research on how to wash my suede jacket, I was convinced that I shouldn't have to send it off and pay £40 for a job that I could do better myself.If you have sent your suede goods before, you will know that they come back stiff and harsh, you feel like you've been had!So when I saw the results of this product, I was amazed and very please!Just don't forget to spend time to properly brush your suede goods! I haven't tried it on leather.

June 18, 2018 00:00


Excellent product, would definitely recommend.

October 6, 2016 00:00

Very pleased with this :-D

Bought this to refresh an Alpinestars leather jacket that had a damp/mouldy smell having been stored for a while. What a fantastic job it did!Washed the jacket by hand for 10mins and let it dry slowly over 3days. Once dry I treated it with Renapur leather balm and it now smells good and is beautifully supple.

August 6, 2016 00:00


This stuff is amazing! The bag i was about to throw away now looks like new. So impressed

August 10, 2020 00:00

excellent cleaner

excellent product. Cleaned my sheepskin seat pad perfectly

March 8, 2017 00:00

Five Stars


February 4, 2016 00:00

highly recommend

I washed my leather trousers in a small amount and they came up beautifully soft and clean. excellent

July 28, 2017 00:00

Gentle cleanser for wool and leather

This detergent worked well on my sheepskin rug. It is very gentle and kept the leather soft and supple.

February 11, 2020 00:00

My coat and gloves are clean.

You have to follow the directions. Then I let the coat drip dry with a couple plastic hangers turned this way and that to allow air inside the coat. The leather did NOT go stiff. I roughed it up a couple times during the drying. The faux fur collar and cuffs are clean. AND--my really dirty gloves are clean