Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 29
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 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 CJTravel0709 ZEP it's great for Car Leather!
Just got a car with leather and with my two messy boys, I needed something reliable to keep the leather looking like I just got a "new" car. So far this has done a great job in helping me achieve that and my husband ended up using it for his car as well. It's easy to use and cleans well without having to use double products. We love the ZEP brand and we're happy we tried this!
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by splinters perfect results
Project; (white leather sofa, loveseat). I first used Zep industrial citrus cleaner, then the Zep leather cleaner and conditioner. These two pieces are 17 plus years old and now look as if they came off the delivery truck. They are clean, soft, smooth and beautiful.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chilly Leather Luster
It has a pleasant smell and coats the leather nicely with a protective barrier. Leather looks like new after one application.
August 25, 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 jweisbart Works well
I tend to keep up with my cleaning so I never let things get too dirty. This product is perfect for that. I used it in my car on the seats, which weren't really dirty. They had some ink transfer from jeans that came off right away. I then applied a sealant to keep them protected and it also makes future cleaning easier.
April 6, 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