Nubuck Leather

This leather is made from only the finest, faultless European hides, which have been gently sanded to obtain its characteristic and beautiful velvety surface. The leather has a high degree of comfort and breathability. However, this also makes it very susceptible to dirt and stains. Nubuck has been treated with scotchguard, but remains delicate in use.


Over time, Nubuck will change its appearance, and the characteristic surface will be worn down in the areas most commonly used, which will eventually result in a shinier surface. This is also why Nubuck is in need of more thorough and regular maintenance than any other type of leather in order to maintain its original look.

Before Use
When new, there is no need for any treatment.

Daily Cleaning & Maintenance
You should vacuum-clean the leather with a soft mouthpiece at low suction regularly in order to remove any dust particles. For daily cleaning, Fredericia recommends a dry, soft brush, preferably a Nubuck brush/sponge to remove dust and dirt and to make the fibres rise in order to maintain its velvety surface.

Often, it will be preferable to leave light stains to be absorbed and become part of the natural patina rather than trying to remove them (e.g. pen marks).

Avoid cleaning agents and sharp objects and never use water, soap or leather cream. If you spill liquids on Nubuck, you should only use cotton cloths to soak up as much of the liquids as possible. Loose cushions should be patted down regularly in order to maintain their shape.

∆ You must never apply grease (leather cream) to Nubuck, as this increases the risk of creating blotches. Follow the specific guidelines and recommendations for Nubuck.

∆ Never, under any circumstances use washing-up liquid and chemical cleaning agents on furniture leather.