This is the product we recommend for taking care of and water-proofing leather sheaths.
Obenauf's Heavy Duty Leather Preservative (LP) is for your hard working leather that takes a beating on a daily basis. Whether you are fighting fires, responding to emergency calls, driving truck, herding cattle, hauling timber, or any of the other jobs that require tough leather and tougher people, Heavy Duty LP is the product you are looking for. Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP is the industrial strength leather protection recommended and used by boot companies, hunters, firefighters, construction workers, loggers, and thousands of other satisfied users who need to protect and preserve the leather gear that their lives depend upon.
Obenauf's is a natural miracle protectant for leather and contains no harmful chemicals that can damage your leather. Natural oils are suspended in a Beeswax/Propolis formula. In the leather, these oils gradually seep out of the Beeswax/Propolis as a time release lubrication that restores fibers. If exposed to heat or constant flexing, the oils are released faster; so instead of getting parched, your leather gets oiled when and where it needs it most.
In addition to this remarkable "suspension release" quality, propolis also provides a durable barrier against chemicals and resists bacteria, mold, and mildew. Propolis is an anti-bacterial resin collected by honeybees to waterproof and disinfect their hives. This amazing, all natural substance repels water better and longer than regular water repellants. It even reinforces the surface of your boots against scuffing while still allowing the leather to breathe!
Rub LP into damp or dry leather with your hands. It's natural and temperature sensitive so body temperature will melt it. Or melt it first in a microwave for easier application. It will not sparate. For maximum protection over a longer period, impregnate leather with a double application of LP. Apply and go over your leather with a hair dryer, then do a second coating the same way. Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP:
- Repels water.
- Resists cracking, scuffing, dry rot, & mildew.
- Applies easily and is odorless after applied.
- Penetrates deeply into leather.
- Can be buffed to a shine or polished over.
- Protects against chemicals, petroleum, salt, water, mud and more.
- Contains NO harmful silicones, petroleums, solvents, or neatsfoot.
- Has an extraordinary shelf life.
- Resists premature cracking in flex areas.