To begin, this is not something that happens frequently. But it does happen. Sometimes you can get by with just cleaning the leather really well and conditioning it. But if the sunscreen has penetrated through the top layer of your leather to where it can’t easily be removed or softened with conditioning , you’re in for a real treat. The steps in this post are meant to be used on leather that has small amounts of sunscreen on it. If your product is caked into your leather, then you may want to consider reupholstering. Place your leather item on a level surface and remove any contents. Spray your cleaner onto the section of the leather that has sunscreen on it and let it sit for about 20 seconds or so, then you want to  begin removing it by hand depending on how dried in the sunscreen is, you may need to work at it a bit.

After the leather cleaner has been applied and given time to break down some of the sunscreen, remove most of it with a rag , then wipe off with a towel . Once most of the cleaner/sunscreen is removed , then you can use a water dampened paper towel to wipe the leather down .

Reapply sunscreen every few months, or as needed

Leather conditioner can be used as a sunscreen alternative to give your leather extra protection from the elements . Just remember , those who fail to plan, plan to fail . So make sure you apply your conditioner before heading outside with your leather goods! Read more about conditioners here: Leather Conditioning Collection Article background information  [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]: To begin, this is not something that happens frequently. But it does happen. Sometimes you can get by with just cleaning the leather really well and conditioning it. First off, gather all the tools you need . You’ll need: Leather/vinyl cleaner such as Lexol Vinylex Leather Conditioner Rags Towel Water Paper towel

Place your leather item on a level surface and remove any contents. Spray your cleaner onto the section of the leather that has sunscreen on it and let it sit for about 20 seconds or so, then you want to begin removing it by hand . Depending on how dried in the sunscreen  is, you may need to work at it a bit.

After the leather cleaner has been applied and given time to break down some of the sunscreen, remove most of it with a rag , then wipe off with a towel . Once most of the cleaner/sunscreen is removed , then you can use a water  dampened paper towel to wipe the leather down .

Let the sunscreen dry completely before using or storing the item

Reapply sunscreen every few months, or as needed. Leather conditioner can be used as a sunscreen alternative to give your leather extra protection from the elements . Just remember , those who fail to plan, plan to fail . So make sure you apply your conditioner before heading outside with your leather goods!

Conclusion

Readers should use caution and above all; know what they’re doing. They should seek professional help if needed and take everything with a grain of salt (and it wouldn’t hurt to read up on the subject further, either. For example, I like to know the pros and cons of each method. That way I’m not blindly doing something that may in fact be bad for my leather.