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How to Clean a Leather Briefcase - Burkley Case

How to Clean a Leather Briefcase

If you're looking for a quick way to clean your leather briefcase without ruining it, then you're in the right place. Get your leather briefcase as clean as the day you bought it using simple home DIY cleaning tips.

Did you know that leather briefcases are one of the most popular types of briefcases for men and women? There are a lot of good reasons why that is the case. Leather briefcases look sharp and hold up well over time. They are also great for travel because of their ability to stand up to the elements.

Professional men and women alike love leather briefcases because of their traditional look and ability to hold up well over time.



If you use your leather briefcase every single day, then you know how quickly it can get dirty. Oil from your skin, smudges from your fingers, and even food spills from eating in your car can all be covered up by a layer of grime and filth.

Many people choose to ignore their dirty leather briefcase and hope for the best. The problem with this approach is that dirt and grime will continue to build up over time. And the longer you wait to clean it, the harder it will be to get your briefcase clean.

You can also choose to clean your leather briefcase with a commercial cleaning product. A lot of people like this option because it is quick and easy. However, the problem is that commercial cleaning products are often too harsh for leather. Over time, cleaning products can strip the leather finish on your briefcase, making it dry out and crack.

The good news is that if you want to learn how to clean a leather briefcase naturally in 3 easy steps, then you're in the right place.

How to Clean a Leather Briefcase

Step 1. Clean Your Briefcase with Water and Dish Soap

If you want to clean your leather briefcase quickly and easily, then using water and dish soap is a quick and easy way to do that.

Just make sure that your briefcase is dry before you start, because you don't want to add extra water to a dirty briefcase.

Step 2. Clean with Saddle Soap

You should clean leather with saddle soap by either applying a bar directly on the leather or by filling a tub or a sink with warm water and saddle soap. After that, rub the leather a little bit to warm it up and then use a soft coarse cloth to clean it.

It is best to clean leather with saddle soap if it is very dirty. If you try to clean the leather with saddle soap, you should also clean any other part of the briefcase that is made of leather. If you do not, the leather parts will smell different than the rest of the briefcase.

Step 2. Protect the Leather of Your Briefcase with a Leather Cleaning Spray

You can find several commercial leather cleaning sprays that you can use to protect your briefcase. These sprays also help clean any remaining residue or spots from your briefcase.

You should clean leather with leather cleaner by first applying the product on a soft cloth. Then, put a little bit of the leather cleaner on a soft cloth and give your briefcase a good rub. You should rub until you see a few drops of the product on the cloth. Repeat the process until you see no more dirt or dust.

If you have a leather briefcase that is a few years old, you should consider cleaning it because you may not be able to dye it later. When you are cleaning the briefcase with leather cleaner, you should also clean other parts of the briefcase that are made of leather, such as handles and straps.

Step 3. Protect the Leather of Your Briefcase with a Leather Conditioner


You should use a leather conditioner to clean leather because it conditions the leather while it is cleaning it. A leather conditioner is a product that adds moisture to your leather briefcase. This helps keep the leather soft and supple so that it holds up well over time.

You can find leather conditioner in a store where you buy shoes or a leather briefcase. Before using it, you should always check the instructions on the label. Alternatively, you can also make your own leather conditioner at home.


You should clean leather with leather conditioner by filling a tub or sink with warm water. After that, you should pour a little bit of the conditioner on a soft cloth. Rub the conditioner on the leather until it is fully covered with it. Then, let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. After that, rub the leather with a soft cloth until it is shiny.

Step 4. Apply Wax to the Leather Surface

You should clean leather with leather wax by first rubbing a little bit of the wax on a soft cloth. Rub it on the leather until you have covered the entire surface. Then, use a clean cloth to polish it until the leather looks nice and shiny.

You should only clean leather with leather wax if you intend to seal and protect the leather from the elements. The wax will lock in the moisture and protect the leather from water. If you do not intend on sealing the leather, it is best to clean it with a conditioner.

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