Aniline Leather - What is it and How to Care for It?

Aniline Leather is also called Natural, Pure, Naked or Unprotected leather. These leathers are coloured with transparent dye stuff. This means you are able to see the actual surface grain and markings. Its as if you are looking though a Coloured lens. These leathers have very little or no protective treatments applied to them. The most common thing to do is spray a wax finish on the surface that gives short term water repellent. The actual way that the leather is made varies from tannery to tannery.

Leather in its purest form is called aniline leather. Aniline leather is made from the best quality hides. It is dyed, but has no pigmented or topcoat applied. It has a luxurious look and a soft, natural feel.Comfortable: Aniline leather feels buttery soft and readily adjusts to ambient temperature and moisture. It feels warm in winter, and cool and dry in summer.

Unique style: The natural markings and characteristics of aniline leather are visible, so every piece of aniline leather has a unique look.

Expensive: Aniline leather is made from the best quality hides, so it can be very expensive.

High maintenance: Aniline leather doesn’t have a protective topcoat, so it is highly absorbent and stains easily.

Difficult to repair: Minor damage can be repaired. But, because the repair can’t be covered using leather pigment, there will be a visible scar.

Susceptible to fading: Aniline leather is dyed but doesn’t have pigment or a protective topcoat applied. This makes it more susceptible to fading caused by sunlight and cleaning products.

SEMI ANILINE leather is similar to aniline leather, but it is usually made from lesser quality hides. Unlike aniline leather, semi aniline leather has a thin layer of pigment applied to give a more even colour and cover up any minor imperfections. Some semi-aniline leathers also have a light topcoat applied to provide additional protection. Semi aniline leathers have similar characteristics to aniline leather, but they are slightly easier to clean and maintain.

1. Feel the leather. Aniline leather will feel buttery and soft.

2. The scratch test. Lightly scratch the surface of the leather with a finger nail to see if it leaves a scratch mark which is a lighter colour than the leather. If it does, the leather is aniline. A similar effect will be noticed on some nubuck leathers, so this is not the only test.

3. The water test. Wet your finger and lightly rub it into the leather. If the leather darkens slightly, but dries invisibly, it is aniline.

Leather Master Leather Soft Cleaner

Leather Soft Cleaner is a mild, water-based detergent, which will remove general soiling and water-based stains. Soft Cleaner is pH neutral, so it is gentle enough to be used regularly on leather furniture, shoes, handbags and clothing.

Uniters Natural Leather Care Kits

For the all-in-one gentle care of your aniline leather furniture, Uniters Natural Leather Care Kit is what you need. Perfect for regular cleaning and protection from general soiling and staining.


Leather Protection Cream

Leather Protection Cream is a water-based protection cream for all types of leather except nubuck and suede. It protects from soiling and guards against oil, water and alcohol stains as well as everyday dirt and grime.


Leather Master Leather Strong Cleaner

Leather Master Strong Cleaner is a mild, water-based pH neutral stain remover great for most aniline and nubuck leathers. This is more aggressive than Soft Cleanerr helps in removing tough dirt and dusts build up, water-based stains on the leather surface. Provides maximum cleaning without over-wetting.


Colour Transfer Remover - Leather Dye and Print Transfer

Colour Transfer Remover is easy and quick to apply, removes tough pigment and dye-based stains such as dye transfer, ink, and print transfer.  It is highly effective on stains while being relatively gentle on leather as it uses the latest advancements in cleaning technology to gently draw stains to the surface of the leather, where they can be easily removed.

Leather Master Spew Remover

Are you having problems on how to remove leather Spew?  Leather Master Spew Remover are designed to effectively remove fat spew from leather.


Leather Master Soft Remover Solvent-Based Remover Dry Cleaning Fluid

Leather Master Soft Remover is a solvent-based cleaner to remove surface grease and dirt particles in the surface finish before re-coloring with Leather Colour . This remover is used to prepare leather for repair. Can be used as a dry-cleaning fluid or remover.


Leather Master Strong Remover Solvent-Based Stripper

Leather Master Strong Remover is a solvent-based stripper that removes the finish and the underlying colour.  It does not dry out or harden the leather unlike other solvent-based strippers. It is great in major repair, restoration work such as peeling or deeply cracked pigmented leather.

Leather Master Ink Stop Water-Based Protection from Ink and Dye

Leather Master Ink Stop is formulated for the prevention of "Ball Point" pen ink and from penetrating the top surface of the leather.  It provides an excellent protection against water based, oil based and alcohol stains, protection against wear and tear, perspiration and greasy skin marks.

Uniters Light Coloured Leather Care Kit Maxi

Are you looking for products to clean your light coloured leather? Uniters Light Coloured Leather Care Kit is what you need, providing your leather with extra care and protection.
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Uniters Leather Care Kit

Uniters Leather Care Kit contains everything you need in taking care of your leather furniture. It contains Leather Soft Cleaner and Leather Conditioning Cream.