Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ObjectiveReviewer Works great and does not leave a greasy film on the leather
This is so easy to use and does a fantastic job. Some leather cleaners I have used have left a kind of greasy film on the leather to wear I couldn't sit on it for days. Not so with this cleaner! it was easy to use and afterwards I could sit in my favorite reading chair almost right away.
This will be my go-to leather cleaner from now on.
March 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Whitney The leather cleaner truly cleans AND conditions all in one! Excellent!
This leather cleaner is the best one I've ever used - it truly cleans the leather surface and once dry, it does not dry out the leather - it conditions!
December 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Painters1953 Nice Cleaner
I have an old coach bag. I really wanted to refresh the color (it's green) so this product does not do that but it does a great job of cleaning the grime and such and making the leather supple again.
March 27, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Larry Cleaning ability fair
I used the Zep Leather Cleaner and Conditioner on my car’s leather seats. They were soiled from my dog’s paws. I had to use some elbow grease to remove the dirty spots but it took most of it off. I would say that if you are using this product to remove light soil it will work just fine. If you need to use this product on heavily soiled areas you will need to apply it several times in order for it to clean the leather completely.
February 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2Marx Good Stuff
We have a massive leather sectional with a matching, equally massive ottoman that we don't clean nearly as often as we should because it is such a pain in the butt. We've tried several different products none of which cleaned, conditioned or shined as well or as easily as this product. I'm even going to take on the even more neglected truck upholstery. Excellent product.
February 11, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tom3 Know Your Leather Before You Clean It
I'm not an expert on leather care but I did my best to research the topic to maintain my leather items. The vast majority of leather used today apparently has a protective finish on it. This includes most leather used for furniture, clothing, automotive upholstery and accessories. Oil based leather conditioners, as this one claims to be, will not penetrate finished leather and frequent use may actually damage the finish. To see if your leather has a protective finish on it place a drop of water in an inconspicuous spot and leave it for a few second then lightly dab it off with a cotton cloth. If the area under where the drop of water has darkened then the conditioners in this product may work for you.
A combination leather cleaner and conditioner is more of a maintenance product to use in between more thorough cleaning. For thorough cleaning you'll want to use a separate cleaner and conditioner. The reason being that a little bit of the cleaner/conditioner is to be left on the leather so the oils can penetrate and condition the leather. If you're using the same product to clean and condition that means that a little bit of dirt that was not picked up by the cleaning cloth is still in suspension in the cleaner/conditioner and will remain on the leather.
I used this cleaner/conditioner on a number of different items including white leather sofas, a couple of black leather jackets and a black leather office chair. All of which have a finish on it but I decided to try the products anyway after testing to make sure it wouldn't damage the leather first. I sprayed the cleaner/conditioner onto a cotton microfiber cloth and used a circular motion with medium pressure to clean the leather. Only use cotton microfiber cloths, sponges or pads. Do not use paper towels as it may scratch the leather.
I cleaned a part of each item with ZEP's Leather Cleaner and Conditioner and it did seem to get the dirt out as evidenced by the dirt picked up on the microfiber cloths. I left it on for a few minutes and then buffed it off with a dry microfiber cloth which also picked up a lot of dirt. It took repeated applications to get the leather clean. My riding jacket had never been cleaned and a lot of road dirt, dead bugs, what have you seemed to come off. It was hard to tell because the items were black how clean it was getting but I went through a lot of microfiber cloths picking up dirt.
Using it on the white sofas I also noticed a lot of dirt being picked up but there was very little visual difference. Comparing two cushions side by side, one cleaned, one not cleaned, there was very little visual difference. Out of curiosity I tried a steam cleaner on the back portion of one sofa with a microfiber cloth and there was a noticeable difference. I don't know if it harms the leather but there was no immediate damage and I'll wait to see how it looks as time passes.
I also cleaned a portion of each item with just a microfiber cloth dampened with warm water and that seemed to do at least as good a job cleaning the leather. Apparently this also helps conditioned these types of finished leathers as some of the water can penetrate the finish to help rehydrate it to restore softness.
One nice thing about the ZEP Leather Cleaner and Conditioner is it has a nice, almost like new leather smell.
This may be a good maintenance cleaner for specific types of leather but there are many different ways leather is finished and ZEP does not indicate what types of leather this is best suited for. I would recommend trying to find out exactly what type of leather you have and using products best suited for that type of leather.
December 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LosRubios Good for getting stains out of leather car seats
I got this to try to remove some stains from my beige leather car seats. Over the winter, unbeknowns to me, the car cover on my convertible tore and the soft top was exposed to the winter rain. Somehow water pooled and came through the soft top fabric and managed to stain the leather on the rear seats. This Zep cleaner was easy to use and virtually eliminated the stain from the seat. I was a little worried that using too much product to get the stain out might fade the leather, but the cleaner didn't harm the leather at all. Since the seats were otherwise clean I can't speak to its ability to restore leather with deep engrained dirt, however based on the stain removal success, I plan to give it a try on the tan leather seats on my wife's car which are pretty dirty.
March 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rfpnc1 Give to me your leather...
...and I will clean it!
As a former equestrian, I spent many an hour cleaning leather, so I was a bit skeptical of what Zep Leather Cleaner and Conditioner might do. Lacking a leather couch, I decided to try cleaning the leather handbag that I carry everywhere. The handbag was looking worse for the wear, so I followed the directions on the Zep spray bottle and applied the product to a rag, then rubbed it into the leather. What a difference it made! The scuff marks disappeared and the dirt gently came off, leaving the leather with a soft clean glow.
I'm no longer skeptical about this product. The thick liquid cleaner has a pleasant but not overpowering scent and is easy to squirt out of the nozzle. The liquid may be squirted or sprayed, depending on the size of the job that needs to be done. You can apply it directly to the leather surface or apply it to a rag and rub it in. It does a great job.
WARNING FOR PET OWNERS: My cats were not in the area when I used a rag to clean my purse, but my dogs were. One of them was very interested in the Zep Leather Cleaner and Conditioner and tried to take the rag on which I had applied the product. DO NOT allow pets to ingest the cleaner or lick the rag!
March 13, 2013