Restoration Hardware Wax Pull-Up Leather Cleaner and Conditioner Kit Aw3

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Product Overview

Restoration Hardware Wax Pull-Up Leather Cleaner and Conditioner Kit Aw3 by Leather Doctor is a cleaner and conditioner for routine, periodic, and restorative care.

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Who is Restoration Hardware?

Restoration Hardware is the world's leading luxury home furnisher that popularizes the aniline wax pull-up leather furniture, like Lancaster, Maxwell, Brompton, etc.

What is Wax Pull-Up Leather?

Wax pull-up leather has a secondary fashion effect conditioner like Leather Wax Pull-Up-8.6 besides the primary softening conditioner all other leathers must have.

How to Identify Wax Pull-Up Leather?

A stretch or pull reveals a lighter color and reverts back when heat rubs with the hand.

This pull-up effect loses its liveliness when this secondary Wax Pull-up conditioner dries or the leather has aged.

The reverse suede takes the color as the surface with this aniline dyed-through leather.

The surface has a gloss sheen typical with this wax pull-up leather.

Why Fading is Common on Aniline Wax Pull-Up Leather?

Aniline dyestuff is more sunlight or UV-light-sensitive.

The primary fatliquor conditioner is a VOC (volatile organic compound), which dries lose the color intensity from its fat and oil.

Why Does leather-facing Sunlight often feel Stiffer?

Leathers that faced the sun, closed to fireplace and heaters dries out the fat and oil that keeps it supple sooner than the non-heat exposed areas.

How Does Leather become Stiff?

The diminishing of the fat and oil through evaporation results in the leather fibers being stuck closer together which results in stiffness and when flexed during use will lead to cracks.

How to Maintain Leathers to have Perpetual Softness?

Perpetual leather softness is performed with periodic relaxing of fibers from becoming stuck together with Hydrator-3.3, prior to fat and oil conditioning replenishment with Fatliquor-5.0.

Sufficient fat and oil content within the leather structure will keep the leather supple and strong.

Thus, reducing the premature aging of the leather against stiffness and cracking.

"Why these Products are Picked as a Holistic System to Clean and Condition Wax Pull-up leather?"

The answer is . . . 

Leather Prep-4.4, Leather Cleaner-3.8, and Leather Rinse-3.0 system!

Leather Prep-4.4 is a pH 4.4 water-based, heavy-duty preparatory cleaner that safely removes accumulative soiling on pH-sensitive aniline leathers.

Cleaner-3.8 is a water-based all-purpose mild cleaner with a pH value of 3.8 for removing Prep-4.4 residues and general cleaning follows by Rinse-3.0 sync as an all-purpose rinse.

Leather Hydrator-3.3 and Leather Fatliquor-5.0 system!

Hydrator-3.3 is a water-based pH 3.3 hydrator conditioner to relax and plump soft leather fibers for more effective Fatliquor-5.0 top-up conditioning.

Fatliquor-5.0 is a pH 5.0 ionic negative (-ve) charged micro-emulsion fat, oil, and water for conditioning leather softness and strength when dry.

Fatliquor-5.0 on application, the water-encased fat and oil molecule breaks free when ionic attraction takes place between the fat and oil with the leather protein fiber.

The excess free water wicks out leaving a breathing space behind for leather's natural transpiration.

Leather Wax Pull-up-8.6 and Leather Protector-D system!

Leather Wax Pull-Up-8.6 is the secondary fashion effect conditioner that characterize the aniline leather pull-up effect and its characteristic glossy sheen.

Protector-D imparts a draggy feel and enhances a non-stick surface to shield the effect of sticky soiling.

Wax pull-up surface wear is greatly reduced besides its healing and concealing repairs on light scuff and abrasion marks. 

"Why Products in Concentrates?"

Concentrate product has an indefinite shelf life, does not freeze, has less handling damage, and save on shipping weight.

Concentrates in the bottle have to be cut/mixed with distilled water prior to use.

How to work with Leather Prep-4.4, Leather Cleaner-3.8 and Leather Rinse-3.0 system?

1- Leather Prep-4.4 works with a detailing horsehair Leather Brush-1, to allow for a sufficient dwell time of 5 mins to an hour for penetrating, lubricating, and suspending the soiling, then brush again prior to towel extraction until the new folding side shows clean.

2- Cleaner-3.8 is sprayed and worked again with detailing horsehair Leather Brush-1 and towel extraction until the new folding side shows clean.

3- Rinse-3.0 is sprayed and works again with detailing horsehair Leather Brush-1 and towel extraction until the new folding side shows clean.

How to work with Leather Hydrator-3.3 and Leather Fatliquor-5.0 system?

1- Hydrator-3.3 is sprayed and brushed using a detailing horsehair Leather Brush-1 to distribute and soak into the leather structure.

2- Hydrator-3.3 moisture saturation when reached an even appearance staking, massaging, and flexing almost dry return the leather ready for Fatliquor-5.0 top-up conditioning.

3- Fatliquor-5.0 is sprayed over the almost dry leather and works to plump the leather again with saturation and left to naturally dry.

4- Fatliquor-5.0 each application is repeated to be left naturally dry until the last application is fully saturated.

5- With the last application almost dry staking, massaging, and flexing the leather to fully dry produce a softer suede.

How to work with Leather Wax Pull-up-8.6?

1- Wax Pull-up-8.6 is sprayed and brushed using a horsehair Leather Brush-1 to distribute and be absorbed into the leather.

2- Wax Pull-up-8.6 is repeatedly applied each time the water content evaporates until the leather takes no more and is left to naturally dry.

3- Wax Pull-up-8.6 coagulating cloudy waxy crystalline coating on the surface is to be heat activated into the characteristic glossy sheen.

How to work with Leather Protector-D?

1- Protector-D is sprayed and spread out with a lint-free towel let dry and the leather is ready to use.

"What is a Systematic Cycle of Care?"

A systematic cycle of care includes preventive, routine, periodic, and restorative levels of care to bring suppleness, and appearance at all times high.

What is a Preventive Care System?

A preventive care system is the application of non-stick, rub-resistant protection to increase the leather's resistance to wet and dry rubs, thus reducing stretch, scuff, and abrasion with Leather Protector-D.

What is a Routine Care System?

A routine care system would need leather-safe products such as Leather Sanitizer-3.9, Leather Rinse-3.0, and Leather Protector-D.

A routine care system includes procedures such as general dust cleaning and attending to spots and stains as required.

A routine care system neutralizing sweat or perspiration stains from shifting alkaline with Leather Rinse-3.0 prevents the leather from tackiness.

A routine care system sanitizing the leather with Leather Sanitizer-3.9 keeps a hygienic bacteria-free surface.

A routine care system surface conditioning with Leather Protector-D performs as a scuff repairer, filling and concealing surface scuffs to improve appearance.

What is a Periodic Care System?

A periodic care system requires more frequent attention to body contact than non-body contact surfaces while the headrest and armrest get the most body oil, grease, and sweat.

A periodic care system is recommended before soiling causes damage to the leather finishing.

A periodic care system keeps leather consistently clean and healthy at all times.

A periodic care system cleaning product includes Leather Cleaner-3.8 and Leather Rinse-3.0.

A periodic care system conditioning products include Leather Hydrator-3.3, Leather Fatliquor-5.0, Leather Wax Pull-Up-8.6, and Leather Protector-D to return the leather to the highest level of suppleness and appearance.

What is a Restorative Care System?

A restorative care system is the ultimate salvage care system that removes accumulated soiling and aged conditioners.

A restorative care system would require cleaning products such as Leather Prep-4.4, Leather Clean-3.8 andLeather Rinse-3.0.

A restorative care system would require conditioning products such as Leather Hydrator-3.3, Fatliquor-5.0, Leather Wax Pull-Up-8.6, and Leather Protector-D.

A restorative care system would require optional refinishing products to renew the gloss luster such as Leather Aniline Top-76G.

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    Restoration Hardware Wax Pull-Up Leather care kit AW3

    Posted by Barbara Beck on 24th Mar 2021

    This kit is amazing! My 13 year old Restoration Hardware Leather Couch was starting to show its age thanks to heavy use and rambunctious dogs and it desperately needed some TLC. Which I found with this kit and the instructions I found in the support forum. I did have to add a bottle of Aniline Top 76G to the kit to get that final glossy coating. But I've learned a ton about this kind of leather and the several step process it takes to restore the cushions back to nearly new condition. I've been doing one cushion at a time and I've become obsessed with the process and how well they're turning out. Thank you Leather Doctor! Your products and advice are brilliant. And this sure beats trying to buy new cushions!