Obenauf's Heavy Duty Leather Preservative (LP) is the most durable protection available. Originally developed for the severe conditions endured by wild land firefighters, LP protects, preserves, and restores boots, saddles, motorcycle leathers, tool pouches, gloves, baseball mitts, and more. It is especially useful for any leather that gets worked hard and is regularly exposed to harsh environments.
Cured in natural oils, resins, and beeswax to resist abrasion, dry rot, mildew, fraying, water, heat, chemicals, and mold, these nylon composite laces were originally developed for Wildland Firefighters. Now offered to the public, these laces keep your hard working leather boots secure and comfortable.
Use Obenauf's Leather Oil for regular maintenance and preservation of leather items, specially when warm, dusty, or dry conditions are dehydrating your valuable leathers. The Leather Oil is a gentle blend of natural oils, waxes, and propolis that extends the life of leather and also rejuvenates neglected, dried, faded leather. Easier to apply than the Heavy Duty LP, it provides fast, convenient protection that also preserves.
Water-based silicone can be sprayed on leather, as well as fabrics, for additional waterproofing. It will not harm it, but it will not preserve it. You still need to restore proper oils into the leather using the LP or Oil products, and then you can spray over it periodically. Be very careful to avoid silicones with warning labels, especially aerosols, that contain harmful chemicals as carriers. They're harmful to you, your environment, and your leather.