How to Clean, Condition and Protect Leather Car Seats with Geist

How to clean, condition and protect leather car seats

Best Leather Care and Protection Products in Australia. Most high-quality leather, vinyl or PU leather imitations are also coated with protective finishes. These finishes are protected with a clear coating called a ‘topcoat’ which carries waxes and additives that give the surface a soft touch, and prevent scratches, wear, creaking and squeaking. We walk you through the easy steps of cleaning, conditioning, and protecting your leather car seats. Experience the top-notch quality of Geist Products as we explore keeping your leather upholstery looking brand new.

Older leather needs oils and conditioning to maintain softness, fading and prevent long term shrinkage of leather. After about 3 years, leather fibres begin to lose moisture. Clean, protect/shield from dye transfer and friction damage, prevent shrinking and cracking keeping it soft and supple with the following steps:



For regular cleaning, spray the product onto a cloth and wipe the surface, or spray Rapid Cleaner on to a sponge to create foam, and work on to the surface from seam to seam allowing it to lift the soiling from the pores for about 2-3 minutes. Wipe off with a lint free cloth. If needed, leave on difficult stains for longer. For deeper cleaning, scrub gently with the brush included and wipe off using a lint free cloth or microfibre towel away from sunlight and heat. Extreme stains on vinyl and on colour-fast leather can be treated with the cleaner and left for longer periods, several hours if needed, before working gently with the cleaning brush. Always test in a hidden area for colour loss before cleaning. Poorly or old recoloured leather/vinyl paints can rub off when wet cleaned.



Spray Leather Conditioner onto a clean lint-free cloth and apply evenly. Allow to slowly soak in - ideally overnight. If overnight isn’t possible allow at least a few hours for the conditioner to penetrate before applying the Blocker. This can reduce or even reverse shrinkage caused by moisture loss. It increases the tear resistance of older leathers. Apply once every 3-6 months depending on use.

Older leather needs oils and conditioning to maintain softness, fading and prevent long term shrinkage of leather. After about 3 years, leather fibres begin to lose moisture. 

Please note: This step does not need to be done for new leather (0-3 years old)


Wipe off conditioner residue using a clean dry cloth. Spray Dye & Friction Blocker on a soft cloth and apply evenly on the surface. Allow to dry. For maximum protection, apply after every cleaning treatment or once every 3 months. Common problems with new leathers arise due to general wear and dye transfer from clothing which penetrates into the coloured protective finish. Dye & Friction Blocker prevents this from happening. 


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Little cracks and rips can be filled and repaired with Geist. Easy Filler for leather & vinyl. 

Some synthetic leather and plastic surfaces tend to fade or soft paint layers on plastic surfaces rub off. Local and little colour damages can be repaired with Geist. Easy Colour Restorer.

Older convertibles and classic cars

Older convertibles and classic cars with shinier and dry leather should be conditioned using Geist. Leather Preserver which is a synthetic wax that protects, softens, revives faded dyes and maintains the flexibility of leather. It also contains a UV filter and conditioning additives that buffer against dryness, sunlight and sweat.

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