Chamberlain’s Water Protectant No. 3
- Water Protectant No. #3:
- Free Shipping, details here.
- Specially formulated for compatibility with Saddleback’s leathers, and works just as well on other leather too.
- Works great on leather boots, leather shoes, leather purses, leather bags, leather outdoor gear and leather motorcycle equipment.
- Is designed to condition and protect leather from harsh weather conditions, especially rain and snow.
- Contains deeply penetrating natural oils and waxes that both condition and repel water.
- Has no leather cleaning component in this leather protector. Start with an application of Chamberlain’s Straight Cleaner No. 2 for those dirtier leather moments.
- Please be advised, this product will typically darken lighter color leather pieces. Not for use on suede or extremely soft leather types.
- This recipe has no cleaning component so ensure you clean your leather prior with Straight Cleaner No. 2 before applying Water Protectant.
- Test before you apply. If you are unsure about whether Water Protectant can be used on your leather, test on an inconspicuous area that will be unseen to make sure you like the result.
- Apply in thin, even layers - a little goes a long way!
- Contains no saddle soaps, solvents or synthetic chemicals.
- All natural ingredients ensure the recipe is safe for human, animals and the environment.
- Click below to download the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for these products www.leathermilk.com
To condition my first bag, I got out some sandpaper, baby oil and some lime juice and got busy on the first Saddleback Leather briefcase. The design was what I had asked for, but the leather looked kind of stiff and painted. I wasn’t happy with it right away and so I took it upon myself to make it perfect.
So, I asked the Leonel, the guy who made the bag, how I could get it to be more relaxed and look more aged. He told me that I could rub a light oil into it like baby oil or olive oil and then rub in some lime juice too and that would condition it real nicely.
Well, I couldn’t wait for the perfect leather to age and so I went out and bought some fine sandpaper and rubbed it everywhere except for the stitching. And then my friend, Jake, and I pulled and twisted it and wrung it out like a wet towel. And then I sanded it some more and lubed it up with the oils and squeezed a complete lime tree worth of juice on it. Upon gazing on the finished bag, I ran naked through the streets yelling “Eureka” at the top of my lungs.
Later, I found leathers that already looked good without sanding and I’m still using them today. I don’t recommend sandpaper or juice or oils on the bag. I recommend Chamberlain’s Leather Milk.