Leather Care

Greg Brown at Fortuna's Shoe and Leather Repair

Greg Brown refinishing ladies shoes at Fortuna’s Shoe and Leather Repair

The Basics: Finished leather in Black, Brown, Cordovan, and Navy

When you buy any leather article, always coat it withGarde Rain and Stain Repellent before you use it even once. It will guard against moisture stains and soil. We recommend Garde by Apple Polish.

Desalter: will remove those white, powdery salt stains that are a result of winter weather. Simply rub the article down, using a clean cloth, and let it dry at room temperature.

Spot Remover: must be used periodically to remove polish and soil build-up. Apply with a clean cloth, then leave the article to dry naturally.

Shoes can be conditioned and their color renewed with the appropriate color cream  Polish. Other articles should be conditioned with a Leather Care by Apple Polish a neutral cream that will not stain clothing. Polish and Leather Care should be applied and massaged into the leather with a soft cloth.

Finally, the article should be buffed with a Shine Cloth for that finished look.

Black, Brown, Cordovan and Navy


Whites and Lights

Suede and Brushed Leather

Snake, Alligator skin, Eel skin, etc.

Patent Leather and Dress Vinyls

Scuff Repair

Color Restoration