leather conditioner

Conditioner Kit 1 half gallon


Regular Normal Soap, Oil & Condition and Standard Conditioning

Kit:  O.B.L. #1 – $59.95 (price includes shipping within US)

REGULAR: Normal Soap, Oil & Condition and Standard

Saddle Soaping and Conditioning KITS:

Before and after application of our conditioner
Before: After:

Kit No. OBL-1:    $59.95

Kit Content includes:

  • 100% pure Neatsfoot oil – Half Gallon
  • Saddle Soap Glycerin Bar (1)
  • Sponge (1)
  • Soft Brush (1)
  • Terry cloth (2)

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Conditioner Kit 3 w/Video

Conditioner Kit 3 with instructional video

Obtaining a Neutral Patina when Conditioning and Cleaning

Kit:  O.B.L. #3  –  $139.95 (includes Shipping)

Conditioner kit 3 includes 1 Video and Instructions on the Top Quality look, which maintains a Mint appearance for your all of your leather items. This technique with glycerin and saddle soap and #2 My Conditioner reserved for display Saddle in Mint Condition results to keep them in that same mint quality.

  • This uses the Platinum Kit (My Leather Conditioner #2) with the technique of perfection that leather collectors demand.

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Kit Contents:

  • Conditioner – One Pint

  • Glycerin – One Pint

  • Saddle Soap, Oak Brand Formula

  • Sponges (2)

  • Brush (1)

  • Terry Cloths (2)

Note: Instructional Video (below).

OBL Leather Conditioner Kit #4, 1 Gallon

Oak Brand Leather Conditioner – One Gallon $175.00

Kit:  O.B.L. #4 – (plus shipping)

Saddle Soaping and Conditioning KITS:

Before and after application of our conditioner
Before: After:

Kit Content includes:

    • 100% pure Neats foot oil – Half Gallon
    • Saddle Soap Glycerin Bar (1)
    • Sponge (1)
    • Soft Brush (1)
    • Terry cloth (2)
    • Rich creamy salve that leaves leather clean, supple, and durable. Leather is protected for longevity while maintaining a quality look with lustrous shine and feel. Quality since 1969. 128 oz.. (1 Gallon)

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Note: Instructional Video (below).

Restoration: Before / After


Restoration: Before / After

Restoration is

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essential if you wish to protect your leather investment. Leather needs correct care and on-going maintenance.

“Before” and “After” photos of a recent leather project at our shop


Leather Sofa Restoration Project

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Company: Oak Brand Leather, Inc.
Your Web Site (URL): https://oakbrandleather.com
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How to Clean Your Leather Saddle

How to Clean Your Leather Saddle

Oak Brand Leather

We at Oak Brand Leather think saddle cleaning is very important.  We all need to
protect our investments.

So we have decided to create this article for your benefit. We know leather and we know the industry.

We are true leather craftsmen and have been providing quality leather products and services since 1969.

How to Clean Your Leather Saddle by Oak Brand Leather. 1

Gather Your Equipment. 2

Leather Cleaning Kits. 2

Strip The Saddle. 3

Saddle Soap. 3

Clean the Leather. 4

Clean Off Any Residual Soap. 4

Apply Leather Conditioner. 5

Clean Metal Fittings and Stirrup Leathers. 6

Brush Up Suede or Rough-Out Leathers. 7

Brush the suede or rough-out portions of your saddle with a stiff brush. 7

Gather Your Equipment

Gather your equipment.

Traditional wisdom says we should clean our saddles every time we use them, but that may not be practical. How often you clean your saddle may

depend on how it is used and how frequently it is used. If you only use your saddles on weekends for leisurely pleasure rides you might

not need to clean your saddle as frequently as someone who participates in a sport where the saddle is exposed to sweat, mud and dirt on a regular basis.

It makes sense to clean them before storing, before a competition, or before selling one.

(And if your stored saddle has sprouted mold, don’t worry. Just follow the steps below.) Gather all your cleaning equipment. You’ll need:

·       Mild saddle soap (glycerin)

·       Non-detergent leather conditioner

·       Small sponge

·       Toweling (3 to 4)

·       Small bucket or bowl of water (not hot)

·       Stiff bristle or wire brush (optional)

·       Cotton swabs

·       Metal cleaner

Leather Cleaning Kits

If you need to obtain the entire kits we can also help with that.

Leather cleaning kit #1

Leather cleaning kit #2

Leather cleaning kit #3

Leather cleaning kit #4

Strip The Saddle

Saddle stripped of stirrups, girth and ready to clean on a saddle stand.

Strip the saddle of all fittings and undo any buckles. Wipe the saddle down with slightly dampened toweling to

remove any loose dust, dirt and hair.

Saddle Soap

Squeeze the sponge out and work up a foam on the cake of soap.

Dampen the sponge in the water. You’ll want it damp but not dripping wet. Dip it in the saddle soap and work up a lather.

All-in-one cleaners that promise to clean and condition in one step may not be good for leather.

Some contain detergents that over time can damage the leather.

Clean the Leather

Apply the soap, then wipe off any residue.

Apply the lather to the leather. Frequently rinse and re-lather the sponge. Work in small circles covering all surfaces of the saddle; top,

underside, and between flaps. Do not apply soap or water to suede or rough-out leathers often found on seats or knee rolls.

Clean Off Any Residual Soap

Clean off excess soap.

Wipe the saddle with a damp towel and then a dry towel. You’ll want to remove any residual soap from the leather as soap left behind may damage the

leather over time. Some saddlers recommend using only a damp cloth and no soap.

Residual soap left in crevices and folds will also hold grit that can eat away at the leather.

Use dampened cotton swabs or the corner of a towel to get all soap out of tiny stitching channels and crevices.

Wipe the saddle dry. The next step is conditioning and they work best on leather that are a tad damp.

Apply Leather Conditioner

Apply a light layer of
professional quality Oak Brand Leather Conditioner.

Apply our own professional Oak Brand Leather Conditioner. Apply the oil very sparingly. You don’t want to clog the pores or give dirt a

place to cling to. Too much oil can soak through the leather into the padding or tree underneath and cause damage.

Remember if you apply too much oil it’s almost impossible to get out quickly. You may have to wait for months as it gradually oozes out onto your clothes.

Clean Metal Fittings and Stirrup Leathers

Clean the metal fittings and stirrups being sure not to get metal cleaner on leather.

Wipe down all metal fittings and remove any residual soap or conditioner that may have gathered on them.

Follow the same steps of applying soap and conditioner to clean the stirrup leathers.

Metal cleaner can be used on stirrups but they can also be cleaned with regular dish soap and water. Rinse well. Use caution if you clean

the metal fittings on the saddle with metal cleaner that it doesn’t get into the leather.

Brush the suede or rough-out portions of your saddle with a stiff brush.

Brush Up Suede or Rough-Out Leathers

Very occasionally you may want to make suede or rough-out seats or knee rolls look nice. Use a stiff bristle brush to brush up the nap.

Do this very infrequently as too much brushing will wear through the suede and you’ll end up holes.

You may want to do this step only if you’re trying to make the saddle look extra good for a special show or to sell.

Thanks for reading our “How To Clean Your Leather Saddle” by Oak Brand Leather.  Remember if you want to learn more about protecting your leather investment please go to our web site. Once there you may
send us mail.

Thanks for choosing Oak Brand Leather for all of your custom leather needs.

Ed Oak Mathieus

My Leather Conditioner Tips – Since 1969

First let me say this oiling and conditioning is NOT one I recommend unless you are very careful. This is ‘The Technique ‘ I use when restoring very old leather. I sell O.B. L. Restoration Professional Kits for this use. I will state again, it is for the attentive and careful person.

Older saddles are sun tanned darker patina. Sometimes in older dried leather the dirt, sweat, and other stains may be deep into the leather. If leather is hard where you try to bend it, then before you crack or break it do the following: Oil the leather good with U82. First let it set over night then repeat the process until the leather is pliable.

Let it set another night in a temperature at 70 degrees. I use a fan which allows for even drying.

Now the time is right to saddle soap with a sponge or soft brush. Saddle soap with water running until the dirt stops working out of the leather. Before you stop oiling the leather while wet, oil evenly, watch oil move into the leather (absorbing). If this is absorbed fast, then oil again and continue until the oil stands or surface then rinse off with water.

Now, fully apply the saddle soap again.
Last, flex the leather……it should bend gently.
Now oil again and let it set.
You must keep an eye on the leather item for most of the time it’s drying and I use a fan.

Do not dry in sunlight when dry. I mix water with neutralizer and dampen all leather evenly afterwards. I rub in the first light coat of Oak Brand Leather Conditioner and let dry over night, but check on the leather periodically when dry about (12 hours ), by using a fan. Rub the Oak Brand Leather Conditioner in and start to target areas which look dryer or if a grayish cast is in the leather apply on spot until it’s gone. Now set 12 hours again, now the leather is dry and should be supple.

Buff the leather with a terry cloth. You should find your leather has a lustrous shine. You may now condition monthly depending on your climate or dryness. To condition your leather, one coating, like applying cream to your hands monthly is advised for normal use.

Professional restoration Kit with Oil, Neutralizer and Conditioner, Price: $59.95

(Contents include: 1 Half Gallon – U82,

1. Pint Conditioner,

4 ounce Neutralizer

1 Pint Saddle Soap

1 Brush

1 Sponge

1 Terry Cloth

1 DVD Disk

1 Pamphlet

(price includes shipping within USA)

Instructional Video soon.

If you have questions, Email Oak Brand Leather at: ed@oakbrandleather.com or fill out this contact form.

Thanks, ___ Ed ‘Oak’ Mathieus

Western and English Saddle Cleaning, Conditioning Costs

Western saddle cleaning and conditioning with Tack………$145.00 to $175.00

English saddle cleaning and conditioning ………………………….$75.00 to $125.00

Note when a saddle is being repaired,

cost may decrease on soap, oil and conditioning and cost more on Saddles with mink oil or lacquer on leather.

Though in many cases when you may have a family heirloom, you want to recondition or restore. These items are bid by job requirements through pictures, e-mail and UPS.

In so many cases you can damage a leather item by lacking the knowledge to clean and preserve the leather and care for it in general.

In my Leather Conditioner, offers the professional products, also a self help paper, and a video on Leather Cleaning Techniques (on request)

showing what I have researched, used and perfected over the 45 years working with leather.

I also manufacture my leather Conditioner which has proven to me and my customers the best care for leather over the years.