Leather Restorer™

High performance waterproofing conditioner designed to add suppleness and soften smooth leather clothing and accessories. Easy to apply by hand, non flammable, PFC and aerosol free.

For waterproofing leather
  • Easy to use spray-on waterproofing for leather clothing, equipment and accessories
  • Adds water repellency, revives breathability and conditions leather
  • Enhances the performance of your leather gear, keeping you warmer and drier
  • Recommended for all leather clothing and accessories including those with Gore-Tex® membranes

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WaterBased waterproofing conditioner for all waterproof leather clothing, equipment and accessories.

Adds water repellency, revives breathability and conditions full grain leather.

Why leather needs water repellency...

Leather clothing, equipment and accessories will absorb water and ‘wet out’ when used in damp or wet conditions if their Durable Water Repellency (DWR) has been compromised.

When leather absorbs water, tanning agents and lubricants are lost, which causes the leather to become dry, stiff and prone to splitting. Over time this will cause the structure of leather to degrade.

Additionally, when leather is wet its breathability is reduced. This causes leather clothing to become sweaty and wet inside from condensation.

Therefore, the DWR of your leather gear must be maintained to ensure comfort and performance. Through use, the DWR applied to leather gear will be lost through abrasion. Nikwax Leather Restorer adds DWR and nourishes leather with tanning agents and lubricants keeping it in top condition and helping your gear to perform better and for longer.

Leather requires regular maintenance to perform at its best…

Leather is hardwearing and breathable, making it an ideal material for use in the production of protective clothing, equipment and accessories.

During leather production, tanning agents are added to maintain the structure of leather and prevent microbial growth. If leather absorbs water, tanning agents will be lost. Over time this will compromise the structure of leather. Additionally, if leather becomes wet its breathability will be reduced. This is especially important for users of leather clothing, as reduced breathability can lead to condensation forming inside clothing, reducing the comfort of the wearer.

To prevent water absorption, use Nikwax Leather Restorer™ when your leather gear soaks up water… should be used to add Durable Water Repellency (DWR) to leather gear.

Use Nikwax Leather Restorer™ when your leather gear soaks up water…

How Nikwax Leather Restorer™ prolongs the useful life of leather gear…

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Apply Nikwax Leather Restorer™ by hand…


For best results always clean item(s) first with Nikwax Leather Cleaner™. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions.

Use gloves.

  1. Protect working surface and lay clean fastened wet item flat.
  2. Hold bottle 6inches (15cm) away from item.
  3. Apply evenly to outside of item.
  4. Wait for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove any surplus product and rub in well with a lint free cloth.
  6. Check carefully to ensure no areas have been missed.

Note: For light/coloured leather test on a hidden area first.

To waterproof smooth leather footwear use Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather™ (non-softening treatment) or Nikwax Conditioner for Leather™ (softening treatment). To waterproof nubuck or suede leather use Nikwax Nubuck and Suede Proof™. To waterproof fabric and leather combination footwear use Nikwax Fabric and Leather Proof™.

Always allow leather to dry naturally…

Leave leather clothing, equipment or accessories to dry at room temperature. Keep away from fires and radiators, drying too quickly can crack leather.