olive oil Tag

Wives’ tales that can ruin the leather seats in your car: Video

Posted: Mar 20, 2012Category: Automotive::Franchise, DIY, Leather Advice From the Pros

Do not use these products to fix leather You might read that you can use window cleaner, nail polish remover, magic sponges, cleaning wipes, hair spray, shoe polish and markers to fix your leather auto interior.  But, these products will damage your leather, and you should not use them. If you leave more questions in the comments, we’d be happy to answer them for you.  You can also find more information in our more in-depth po... [read more...]

Don’t use oil products on the leather seats in your car: Video

Posted: Jan 24, 2012Category: Automotive::Franchise, DIY, General, Leather Advice From the Pros

Oil soap can ruin your auto interior Oil products like olive oil, oil soap  and WD-40 can ruin the leather seats in your car, so you should not use them.  Old wives' tales say oil helps soften up and condition leather, but that only works for baseball mitts and cowboy horse saddles - not your nice leather seats. Leave any additional questions in the comments or check out our post on wives' tales related to leather care.... [read more...]

Old wives’ tales for repairing leather car seats

Posted: Oct 24, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, Common Leather Problems, DIY, Leather Advice From the Pros

I've seen people try every household product in the book to clean and repair their leather auto interior, and there are 8 products I see that cause major problems for people on a regular basis.  I don’t recommend using any of the following on your auto leather: Olive oil Shoe polish Beeswax Hair spray Markers Window cleaner Finger nail polish remover Disposable cleaning suppl... [read more...]

Do not use olive oil to fix your leather!

Posted: Mar 23, 2011Category: Common Leather Problems, DIY, General, Leather Advice From the Pros

Do not use olive oil on your leather couch With dry, dirty or scratched leather, you may find yourself scouring the internet for DIY treatments. Many articles cite olive oil as a cure-all for every leather ailment, from scratches to dryness to odors. It is likely that this myth came from the age old practice of oiling baseball gloves and horse saddles.  Oil may have its perks in functionality for those purposes, but we strongly discourage... [read more...]