Common Leather Finishes

Knowing which leather type you have means understanding better how it will wear and what you need to do to keep the appearance of your furniture while enjoying using it. As today’s leathers are more sophisticated so also are the care products needed to maintain them.

Pellé Leather Care Products are one of the world’s very few industry approved care ranges. For protection before release every batch is tested at LASRA, a registered testing authority with the International Council of Tanners.

The Pellé Care Products come highly recommended and are very easy to use. Leather is made to be used and enjoyed. If you have chosen the correct leather for your use, you should enjoy it for many years ~ if you care for it. By cleaning and


Regarded as the most practical of upholstery leathers. Recommended for wear areas of heavy or hard wear i.e. hotels, offices, family rooms, car upholstery, etc. These leathers soften with use and have good resistance to fade or colour loss.

To maintain this type of leather use the Pellé Leather Cleaner and the Pellé Leather Conditioner Protector.





Because aniline leather is not coated, it is more susceptible to staining, fading, and scratches. It is not recommended for high-traffic areas or homes with children or pets. On the flip side, the lack of coating makes aniline leather soft and more comfortable to sit on.

Aniline leather is commonly used for high-end furniture and upscale interior décor items. Its natural beauty makes it an excellent choice for furniture that is meant to be the centerpiece of a room.

To maintain this type of leather use the Pellé Leather Cleaner and the Pellè Revitaliser and occasionally Pellé Leather Conditioner Protector.



Here's a quick and easy way to find out if you have aniline or unfinished leather:

Testing For Aniline Leather

  1. Find an area NOT subject to wear and tear, such as behind a seat cushion
  2. Wet your finger and press firmly into the leather for about 15 seconds.

If after removing your finger, the leather has darkened, then you have unfinished or aniline leather.

On the other hand, if there is NO change in colour then it is either semi-aniline or top finished leather.