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The best leather cleaning brush

The best leather cleaning brush

Taking proper care of your leather is important- it’s what this entire site is dedicated to. The one thing that separates the folks that really care about their leather and those that are just going through the motion is their choice of leather cleaning brush.  I’d say there are three types:

  1. Those that don’t own a brush
  2. Those that own a single brush
  3. Those that own a brush for each type of leather they have

…which are you?  Do you start cleaning your leather by using a brush first, brushing the leather to get the dirt and grime off of the surface and as deeply as possible out of the pores and fabric of the leather? Do you have a single leather cleaning brush that you use for any and all leather?  Do you have a suede brush for your suede, a crepe brush for your nubuck and a horsehair brush for your analine leather?  Where do you fall? Did you realize that there are, in fact, specific brushes for different types of leather? We’ll take a look at each and make some recommendations.  Paying twenty dollars for a brush may seem outrageous but if it can help you care for your leather jacket or books or automobile interior…enabling it to look more beautiful for longer…isn’t it worth it?

Here’s a few leather cleaning brushes to get you going:

Chemical Guys Premium Select Horsehair Brush

Chemical Guys have a well deserved reputation for excellent products to help you take care of your leather and this brush is one of the best.  With natural horsehair bristles, a large surface and a comfortable contoured handle that is made of plastic composites to resist leather cleaners and conditioners over the years, this brush will give you the very best ability to care for your leather for a very long time.

Shacke Suede & Nubuck 4-Way Leather Brush Cleaner

A great alternative is the four-in-one brush from Shacke that provides for suede and nubuck cleaning.  With two edges that give you the ability to hit the corners and other nooks and crannies of your leather in addition to more traditional brush surfaces, this brush gives you a great tool for various applications.  However, it’s a bit too small to do large areas of leather.  If you are brushing an entire jacket, this may be tedious.

Simple Shine Premium Suede Brush, Nubuck Cleaner Crepe Brush and Suede Eraser Set

 Several  great items in one, this kit provides you with a crepe brush for your nubuck leather, a suede brush for your suede, and an “erase” for you suede to help remove marks and scuffs.


We hope this is useful information for you – keep in mind that spending a couple of extra bucks to help you keep your leather in the best possible shape is money well spent – extending the life of your leather while at the same time ensuring it maintains a great look is the ultimate outcome and we believe is money well spent.